Useful links

Alcoholics Anonymous

Support for those who want to stop drinking from people who have stopped.
Helpline: 020 7833 0022

Visit the Alcoholic Anonymous website

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

Information on behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy services in the UK.

Visit the BABCP website

British Association of Psychotherapists

A psychotherapy organisation offering full and reduced cost therapy services.
T: 020 8452 9823
Dr Baker (direct line for low-cost scheme): 020 8445 1863

Visit the British Association of Psychotherapists website

Brook Advisory Service

A service specializing in sexual health, relationships and pregnancy counselling for people up to 25 years of age.
T: 08000 185023

Visit the Brook Advisory Service website

Counselling directory

A comprehensive guide for information on counselling organisations and other sources of help.

Visit the Counselling directory website

Cruse Bereavement Care

A national bereavement counselling organisation offering free individual, couple, family and group support.
T: 020 8939 9530
Bereavement Support Worker (direct line): 08444 779 400

Visit the Cruse website


Gamcare provides confidential counselling, advice and information for anyone experiencing or affected by a gambling problem.
Helpline: 0845 6000 133

Visit the Gamcare website

Gay and Lesbian: London Friend

Confidential advice and counselling for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
Helpline: 020 7833 1674

Visit the London Friend website

The Havens

Help and support for victims of sexual assault.
T: 020 7886 1101/020 7886 6666 (out of hours)

Visit the The Haven website

Karma Nirvana

Supporting those affected by forced marriage and honour-based abuse.
T: 0800 5999 247 (free calls from landlines)

Visit the Karma Nirvana website

Lincoln Centre and Clinic for Psychotherapy

Training centre and clinic offering psychoanalytic psychotherapy, a reduced fee scheme is available.
T: 020 7924 0296

Visit the Lincoln Centre and Cllinic for Psychotherapy website

London Nightline

A confidential listening, support and information service run by students for students. Runs every night of term from 6.00pm to 8.00am.
T: 020 7631 0101

Visit the London Nightline website

Muslim Youth Helpline

Confidential help for young Muslims.
T: 0808 808 2008 (Freephone)

Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre

Psychotherapy and counselling for people from ethnic and cultural minorities. Free psychodynamic counselling sessions for people living in Islington, Enfield, Camden and Haringey.

Visit the Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre website

OCD Action

Support for those affected by obsessive compulsive disorders.
T: 0845 3906232

Visit the OCD Action website

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Line

Support and guidance for those who have been raped or sexually abused.
T: 020 8683 3300

The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Website providing in-depth information on dealing with depression. The RCP also run the Men Behaving Sadly project.

Visit the Royal College of Psychiatrists website


Help and support for anyone feeling low, depressed or suicidal.
T: 0845790 90 90

Visit the Samaritans website

Students against depression

A range of self help strategies for tackling depression.

Visit the Students against Depression website

Tavistock Centre: Young People's Consultation Service

Psychodynamic counselling service for people aged between 16-30 years.
T: 020 7435 7111

Visit the Tavistock Centre: Yound People's Consultation Service website

Terrence Higgins Trust

Counselling on an individual and family basis for people affected by HIV and AIDS.
T: 0845 1221200

Visit the Terrence Higgins Trust website

Westminster Pastoral Foundation

Psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling offered on an individual or group basis. Limited low fee places are available.
T: 020 7378 2000

Visit the Westminster Pastoral Foundation website

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