Counselling Service

All of our sessions have been moved to online or telephone sessions.

We will still be offering assessment appointments and sessions online or via telephone. For those of you who have already had an assessment, you will be contacted as normal when we can offer you sessions.

Assessment appointments will be offered according to availability.

New referrals will still be accepted however, there is a waiting list that exceeds 6+ months due to demand that was already in place before the COVID 19 situation.

Please avoid emailing or calling to find out about waiting times, sessions or assessment appointments as we are mainly home working during this time, however, emails will be responded to within 10 working days. We are not a crisis service,  please see the home page for contact/help lines.

Counselling has reunited me with myself, rebuilt my self-esteem, made me stronger and full of hope.
The one-to-one sessions with my counsellor at Mind in Haringey were tailored to meet my needs and progress smoothly in the therapy.

What is counselling?

There are times in most of our lives when we experience distressing events and feelings which seem to have no end or solution in sight. This can be due to a particular circumstance such as bereavement, difficult relationships, stress or illness but sometimes we have no idea what is making us feel the way we do. All we know is that life has become uncomfortable, difficult or even intolerable.

It may not be possible to talk to friends or family and you may feel that no-one is listening to you or understands. Many people find that “talking treatments” such as counselling and psychotherapy with a trained professional provides the opportunity to make sense of their individual circumstances, leaving them better equipped to cope for the future. Our counsellors and psychotherapists work from a variety of approaches and aim to help you reach your own understanding of your difficulties and to find your own ways of dealing with them in a non-judgemental and confidential setting. 

Mind in Haringey is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and all our counsellors adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. The aim of our service is to provide an affordable, accessible, safe and confidential environment for people talk about their deepest personal issues and enable them to make changes in their lives and behaviour that are right for them. 

If you're interested in being a counsellor at Mind in Haringey, read more about the role on our volunteering page.

Would I be able to access the counselling service at Mind in Haringey?

Our affordable evening and daytime counselling service is available to residents from all boroughs. You can be referred by an agent such as a local GP or other NHS, statutory or voluntary service or you can refer yourself as a self referral. For more information about accessing our counselling service, please click the link below.

The Cost

We do not offer free counselling sessions at this time. Many people are concerned about the cost involved in counselling. We offer a low-cost daytime service for people on a very limited income as well as an affordable evening service.

Low-cost counselling operates on a sliding scale basis and the amount that you will need to contribute ranges from 5 - 30 depending on your annual income (inclusive of benefits). Evening and Saturday morning sessions cost 35 per session.

Please note that fees are also payable for assessments.

For an idea of how much you would be charged per session, please download our Sliding Scale of Contributions below.

Sliding Scale of Contributions