Community Counselling

A low cost counselling service in the heart of East London

About us

Welcome to Community Counselling

We are a group of committed, professionally qualified counsellors operating as a registered charity. We provide a low-cost high-quality service to all of our clients for either in-person sessions or on-line who may not be able to access counselling due to cost.  We are very proud to be able to offer this service to anyone who can access our service in East London.  For those who cannot access our service due to location, please refer to the Counselling Directory  for details of independent counsellors and other counselling services up and down the country.

We are in the fortunate position to be able to offer short-term or  long term counselling and in some cases where helpful opened ended counselling.  Our service is open to individuals who are referred from GPs and other agencies.  We also welcome people who want to contact us directly themselves.

For those who seek Couples Counselling we would advise you search for local resources in the Counselling Directory  as we are unable to offer this through our service.

As we have in excess of 18 counsellors on our team, our waiting list is often shorter than with other services.  We aim to find you a suitable counsellor within a short period of your contacting us, after an initial consultation to assess your needs.

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All our counsellors have been trained or are in on-going training with officially recognised training organisations. We are a not for profit organisation and all of our counsellors offer their service as volunteers.  As we are an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, we all receive regular supervision and are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

If you experience any difficulty with the service we provide, you can discuss this with your counsellor or with the service manager

images12What services are offered?

Counselling can support us in some very specific areas, for example:

  • bereavement or loss
  • anger
  • marriage break-up
  • family turmoil
  • abuse/ domestic violence
  • help in dealing with stress – conflict at work, problems at home, pressures of everyday living
  • feelings of loneliness or isolation
  • depression
  • anxiety and panic attacks
  • relationship difficulties
  • childhood trauma
  • confusion or forgetfulness
  • low self-esteem
  • sexual identity and stress
  • addictions
  • victims of sexual abuse


Want to help us?

Community Counselling is able to help clients who cannot afford to pay the usual rates, only because:

  • Our counsellors provide their services without charge.
  • People (including our counsellors) raise additional money for us to cover the gap between what our clients pay and the cost of rooms and administration.

If you would like to help us with a donation, please email   We’ll be delighted to hear from you, or alternatively you can do this through paypal by using the donate button on the sidebar or on the fundraising page.