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Age UK Camden: counselling, psychotherapy and group therapy services

This service is free
What do we offer? 

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.

Group therapy can be helpful for anyone, including those who have difficulty in speaking in front of others, have problems in relationships or feel isolated. Meeting with others on a regular basis, sharing and exploring your personal concerns, your conflicts and problems, with others, in an atmosphere of trust and confidentiality, can bring about deep and lasting change. 
Currently we have a 10-week therapy group. It is required that you have undergone one-to-one therapy before joining the group. Regarding group psychotherapy, please contact us on 020 7230 0400 or email us at
Who should use this service? 
The service is open to people aged 55 and over and registered with a Camden GP Surgery, of all ethnic and cultural groups or sexuality.
What is the referral process for this service? 

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.

Volunteer opportunities 
Volunteer notes 

For details see the volunteer pages at our website.