Counselling at GP surgeries in Wandsworth
To be referred to see an NHS counsellor, please make an appointment to see your GP or call Talk Wandsworth on 020 3513 6264. There is no fee for this service, and you will be offered between 6 – 12 sessions. We provide weekly 50-minute confidential counselling sessions during GP opening hours Monday to Friday. Some Saturday and Sunday morning appointments are also available. For further details please view the self referral brochure.
When referring yourself for NHS counselling, you will initially be assessed on the phone by Talk Wandsworth before being allocated to a counsellor. The team will also gain your consent to contact your GP, who will receive some statistical information regarding the outcome of your counselling. In accordance with BACP ethical guidelines, confidentiality will be broken if there is risk of harm to yourself or others.
Most of our NHS counsellors, psychotherapists and counselling psychologists are either in training, working towards qualification or accreditation.
NHS Clinical Team
Confidentiality and ethics
All our counsellors abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and The Awareness Centre has BACP Organisational Membership. Our counsellors appreciate and respect difference and diversity in culture, age, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, physical ability, religious beliefs and spirituality.