If you’re over 55 and registered with a Camden GP and/or living in Camden, you can use our free and confidential counselling service. It is available over the telephone, online via Zoom, and via face-to-face sessions, which are held in our counselling rooms in NW3 and NW1.
Counselling can provide valuable support, by helping you to explore any difficult feelings or concerns you may have. Talking to an independent, trained therapist can help you to feel less isolated, enrich existing relationships, clarify your thoughts and feelings, and help you adjust to the changes that life brings.
Many experiences in life produce difficult, painful or confusing thoughts or emotions. Our trained therapists can help you with these; many issues we help with include:
- Tensions in relationships
- The illness or death of someone close to you
- Ways to cope with your own illnesses or disability
- Coping with the differences retirement may bring
- Isolation and loneliness
- The challenge of moving into residential care
- Memory issues or a diagnosis of dementia
- Struggling with thoughts and feelings about
the past or fears about the future
Individual counselling sessions are weekly and each session lasts 50 minutes. Your counsellor will not give you advice or tell you what to do. They will work with you to develop a greater understanding of yourself and your life enabling you to make the changes that are possible.
People can self-refer by following the link here.
We also take referrals from GPs or other relevant professionals. Please telephone or email using the contact details given.
For details see the volunteer pages at our website.