Spectra offers free face-to-face counselling to Wandsworth residents aged 13 and above who identify as lesbian, gay, MSM, bisexual, queer, trans, non-binary, intersex, asexual or who are questioning their gender or sexual identity.
Our service is peer-led and our therapists are drawn from the LGBTIQ community.
Spectra (formerly West London Gay Men's project) has been supporting our clients' health and emotional wellbeing since 1995. We work to combat isolation and discrimination, empowering people across the LGBTIQ spectrum to make informed choices about the life they want to lead.
Although we are funded to support Wandsworth residents, counselling is delivered at our offices in Ladbroke Grove at St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing.
Training, qualifications & experience
All counsellors are fully qualified, registered members of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethics and complaints procedures.
They are experienced in working with gender and sexual diversity and work in a way that is affirming of people's gender identity and sexuality.
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling we deal with
- Sexual identity
- Gender identity
- Sexual Health
- Chronic Illness
Our service is completely free.
Although we are funded to support Wandsworth residents, counselling takes place at our offices in:
St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Thursday afternoons and evenings
Types of client