Highbury Counselling Centre
The Highbury Counselling Centre (HCC) was established in 1988 as a resource for members of the local community in need of low-cost, short-term counselling or psychotherapy. The primary objective of the service is to bring affordable, high quality counselling to those in the local community that might not usually be able to afford such a service. In the current economic climate, this kind of service is increasingly rare and HCC is unique in offering counselling for as little as £5 per session.
HCC is part of the West London Mission, a Christian organisation which has been involved in running innovative social work for over 125 years. In addition to HCC, the Mission runs a wide range of other social work services for a wide range of people who are affected by homelessness, addictions and offending. For more information about this work see this link.
Read Stephen's story (one of our former clients)
Our counselling service is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and all our counsellors abide by the BACP Ethical Framework.
Would I be able to access this service?
If you live within travelling distance of the service then you would be able to use our service.
Referrals come from individuals as well as via local GP’s, the NHS and a diverse range of statutory and voluntary agencies.
Those who use our counselling come from a broad cross-section of the local community, people of all ages (over 18) and from a diverse range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We also aim to offer the service in as many non-English languages as possible.