Spectra CIC

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London, Greater London, W10 6DZ
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About us

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.

Member organisations *

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

  • Sexual identity
  • Gender identity
  • Homophobia
  • Transphobia
  • Biphobia
  • Gender
  • Sexual Health
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chemsex
  • Queer
  • BDSM
  • Kink
  • Intersex
  • Non-binary
  • Trans
  • Asexual
  • Androgyn
  • Crossdressing


Additional information

Our service is completely free.

When we work

Monday to Thursday afternoons and evenings

Further information

Although we are funded to support Wandsworth residents, counselling takes place at our offices in:

St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing
Exmoor Street
Ladbroke Grove
W10 6DZ

Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Exmoor Street, London, Greater London, W10 6DZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Additional languages

Spanish Portuguese


Spectra CIC
Spectra CIC