Highbury Counselling Centre
Highbury Counselling Centre offers a confidential, affordable and professional counselling service to help our clients to explore a wide range of emotional issues such as anxiety, depression, loss and other distressing life events. We help our clients understand and change emotional patterns so they can look forward to a better future. Some clients come to deal with a very specific issue that is creating emotional distress in their present lives, others want to understand a troubling past experience or change the quality of their relationships with their family and friends.
During 2013/2014, we have seen an increase in the complexity of clients approaching our service but our team of 22 dedicated volunteer counsellors were able to offer counselling contracts to 98 clients, delivering a total of more than 4,000 hours of therapy. Following an in-depth initial consultation with a client, we then match a client with a counsellor who will have the suitable level of experience and therapeutic approach and will work under the supervision of experienced psychotherapists. Our objective is to offer accessible and affordable counselling by taking into account a client’s financial situation; we are proud to offer a reduced-fee scheme to clients who are on low income.
Read Gemma's story (one of our former clients)
Our counselling service is a member of 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.