Transform Counselling is a not-for-profit low cost counselling service based in South London, which partners with local organisations to provide affordable one-to-one counselling.
Our aim is to provide a service that is both financially accessible to all and tailored to an individual’s needs, offering both short and long term counselling. Counselling can help with a range of issues and can transform lives; it is therefore our firm belief that everyone is entitled to a healthy state of wellbeing and that emotional and psychological support should be available to all.
The service is currently hosted by Citizens Advice Merton & Lambeth on weekday evenings from 5-9pm. It is available to adults over the age of 18, irrespective of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. A safe and confidential environment is provided where individuals can talk about the issues that have brought them into therapy.
Transform Counselling is a registered Community Interest Company, which means that the money we receive is invested back into the running and development of the service.
Training, qualifications & experience
All of our counsellors are volunteers who are either qualified and working towards accreditation or are in their final years of recognised training courses, and all are practising under regular supervision. Our Clinical Manager is an accredited member of the UKCP and our Head of Supervision is an accredited member of the BACP.
Our counsellors draw upon a variety of therapeutic models and techniques that include psychodynamic, person-centred, existential, and transpersonal perspectives, CBT, Gestalt, breathing and mindfulness/meditation and use of creative imagination. By taking an integrated approach they can work in a tailored way with every client to ensure their unique needs can be met.
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Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Our fees range between £15 and £40 per 50-minute session, depending on your circumstances. This will be discussed and agreed with you during assessment, and before you begin with your counsellor.
Transform Counselling's service runs from Citizens Advice Merton & Lambeth’s offices on weekday evenings from 5.00pm to 9.00pm.
Our rooms are accessible for those with mobility needs.