The Centre for Better Health offers a low-cost integrative counselling service that adheres to BACP guidelines. Sessions take place on the same day and time each week and last for 50 minutes each. You can self-refer to the service and receive counselling for up to a year when applicable. Their team of counsellors and psychotherapists offer a wide range of therapeutic approaches such as CBT, Person Centred, Gestalt, Existential and Psychodynamic. Concerns addressed include Aggression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Domestic Problems, Emotional Difficulties, LGBT, PTSD, Relationship Problems, Stress and Work Related Difficulties.
The costs for this counselling are as follows:
- £5 per session for clients who are unemployed and receiving benefits
- £10 per session for clients who are in part time employment, self- employed, unemployed and not receiving benefits and student counsellors
- £20 per session for clients who are in full time employment and for evening sessions.
1A Darnley Road, London, E9 6QH
Based in Hackney but anyone can apply
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, also Tuesday to Thursday evenings 5pm-8pm. Sessions take place on the same day and time each week and last for 50 minutes each.
As of January 2016 the waiting time is 4-6 months due to high demand.
Who is it for:
Anyone who feels they need counselling
£5 for unemployed or receiving benefits, £10 per session for clients in part time employment, self employed, unemployed, not receiving benefits and student councellors./£25 per session for clients in full time employment and evening sessions.
How to apply:
Download an application form from their website or get in contact via the details above
38, 48, 55, 106, 242, 254, 277, N38, N55, N253
Hackney Central or London Fields (Overground)