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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 services

Centre 70

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

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 services

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 services

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 Project 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 services

Centre for Better Health

The Centre for Better Health counselling and psychotherapy service provides inexpensive access to talking therapies.

Community Counselling

Community Counselling is a low cost counselling service in the heart of East London.

Inner City Centre

The Inner City Centre is a pioneer in the provision of accessible psychotherapy.

Training organisations with low cost therapy services

The Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy

AGIP provides psychoanalytic psychotherapy requiring a minimum commitment of twice weekly therapy over two years.

The Bowlby Centre

The Bowlby Centre offers attachment-based psychodynamic psychotherapy.


CPPD offer a low-cost counselling service for people with low or no incomes.

The Guild of Psychotherapists

The Guild operates a low cost clinic in Waterloo offering psychoanalytic psychotherapy.


Metanoia offers low cost counselling and psychotherapy in Ealing.

The Minster Centre

Minster offers an affordable therapy service.

Psychosynthesis Trust

Psychosynthesis Trust offers a low cost counselling service for those on lowered incomes.

WPF Therapy

WPF offers individual and group therapy.


020 7514 6251

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