A therapeutic space that offers free short term talking therapy for adults, young people and families
in East London
How does it work: The Counselling Space is a free mental health project offering counselling sessions, workshops, drop-in and collaborative support for the East London community and aims to support all who wish to access it. We strongly believe in mental health being part of our human rights, we campaign and collaborate with local organisations to ensure support is always free, read our yearly reports here
Sessions are free, there is an initial assessment and registration session which can be arranged by filling out the form below.
Therapy is not about changing you but instead offering you an interrupted space, to support you in finding answers to what really matters to you
Simply put, it is a space where you will be listened without being judged, it is confidential, supportive and it will help you find what truly matters to you.
Therapists will not tell you how you should live life, they support you to hopefully help alleviate or find resolution to whatever it is that is causing you distress.
Areas where we can offer support
Talking therapy can cover most areas that are affecting you, where there is the need for specialized, long-term support then The Counselling Space will discuss this with you and support you in finding the right place that meets your needs.
Types of support
Therapy for Adults
We offer one-to-one sessions for adults using the Person Centred therapy approach, meaning it puts the client at the centre of the sessions.
Sessions can be in English and Spanish
Group & Family Therapy
We are trained and qualified to run family and group therapy facilitating therapeutic space where one-to-one sessions are not the preferred choice or where a group of people requires this service
How to access our free mental health support: Please note sessions are on an appointment-only basis. Submit your interest or request to find out more through our Contact us page
You can also find out more about the type of therapy we provide, our licence and the professional ethical framework our practice abides to, on About us
You can also support our work through donations, or fundraising to help cover our delivery costs, feel free to get in touch of visit our Support our Work Page
Therapy for Young People
We work with children and young people using variety of methods they choose and feel most comfortable with when accessing emotions.
We are trained to use play therapy, art therapy, storytelling and metaphore