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External support

The Counselling and Health Advice Service aims to offer you support when you need help. Sometimes this means helping you to access services outside of UAL that can offer longer term or specialist support.

We do not endorse any of these organisations, but have compiled a list of low cost counselling and psychotherapy services in London. You will also find details on how to self-refer to IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies), the NHS therapy service. You can also check out a variety of training organisations that provide longer term therapy at lower cost.


You can self refer to IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) an NHS service.

For residents of all boroughs and locations you can check the NHS website for your local IAPT service.

IAPT typically offers cognitive behaviour therapy to address  issues such as anxiety and moderate depression. After completing  an online enquiry form, you will usually have a telephone assessment.

Private Therapy

If you are able to pay privately for counselling or psychotherapy, here are some websites listing registered therapists.

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Counselling Directory

This service has listings of psychotherapists offering free therapy for those on low incomes.

The Free Psychotherapy Network

South London

  • Centre 70  

    Centre 70 Counselling Service offers a low-cost counselling service in the heart of the community in Lambeth.

  • Faces in Focus  

    Faces in Focus provides low-cost counselling and support services to young people aged 11-25 years old.

  • The Nest Southwark  

    Free and confidential mental wellbeing advice and support for young people aged 11 – 25 in Southwark.

  • Waterloo Community Counselling  

    Waterloo Community Counselling is a low and no cost psychotherapy and counselling service for residents of all London boroughs.

West London

  • The Caravan  

    The Caravan drop-in and counselling service can be accessed in-person in the little green caravan in the courtyard of St. James’s Church, Piccadilly.

  • Each Counselling and Support  

    Each provides counselling and support to help people affected by drugs and alcohol, mental health issues and violence and abuse.

  • Marylebone Healing and Counselling Centre  

    St Marylebone HCC offers affordable psychotherapy and counselling with fully qualified psychotherapists & counsellors.

  • West London Centre for Counselling  

    WLCC is a charity providing a free, confidential counselling service for people 18 years and older who live in Hammersmith and Fulham.

North London

  • The Brandon Centre  

    The Brandon Centre counselling and psychotherapy service is free and can be accessed by young people aged 16-24 in both Camden and Islington.

  • Claremont Project  

    The Claremont service is for residents of Islington in need of low cost psychotherapy.

  • Open Door  

    Open Door is a counselling service for young people in Haringey

  • WLM Highbury Counselling Centre  

    The WLM HCC clinic offers longer-term psychotherapy and counselling.

East London

Training organisations with low cost therapy services


020 7514 6251

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