How can counselling help?
Counselling can help with various emotional difficulties and life experiences:
Anxiety and stress, bereavement and loss, surviving trauma, abuse and domestic violence, isolation and cultural adjustment, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties at home or at work.
What can I expect from counselling?
Counselling provides the opportunity to speak confidentially to an independent and non-judgemental person who will listen attentively and work with you to improve your situation. A counsellor will not tell you what to do but will help you gain a fuller understanding of the things that are on your mind, enabling you to identify options or alternative ways of looking at these issues.
What happens next?
When a suitable counsellor is available, you will be offered an appointment time for weekly, 50-minute sessions. Your appointments will take place at Waterloo Community Counselling at the same time each week and with the same counsellor. You will be offered either 6-8 sessions or up to 18 sessions.
If you live in Lambeth and would like to self-refer, or if you would like to refer a Lambeth resident, please call Lambeth IAPT on 0203 228 6747. If you’re registered with a GP in Southwark, or you would like to refer someone registered with a GP in this borough, please call Southwark IAPT on 0203 228 2194.
We are not able to provide written reports or clinical letters. If you require a document of this nature, we would advise you to visit your GP.
Multi-Ethnic Counselling Service (North West)
Who is it for?
Counselling is available to refugees and asylum seekers who are resident in any North London borough. You may be seen in our premises in Waterloo or Queens Park.
How can it help?
Counselling can help with various emotional difficulties and life experiences such as:
At present, we are able to offer counselling in the following languages: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, English, Farsi, Farsi (Darri), French, Kurdish, Portuguese and Tamil. If you need counselling in a different language, we will endeavour to provide this for you.
You will be invited to an assessment appointment to discuss counselling. When the counsellor meets with you, s/he will want to find out more about you and your request for counselling. This will help us decide whether we are the right service for you.
When a suitable counsellor is available, you could be offered between 6-18 weekly counselling sessions. If however we are unable to help you, we will try to direct you to other more appropriate services.
The Minster Centre
20 Lonsdale Road
Underground: Queen's Park (Bakerloo line)
Overground: Brondesbury Park and Queen's Park
Buses: 6, 36, 187, 206, 316
Limited meter parking
By phone: 020 7928 3462
By email: please click HERE to download the Multi-Ethnic Counselling Service referral form from our website and, when complete, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not leave your children unattended in the waiting room. Ensure that you have arranged childcare before attending appointments.
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