Centre for Better Health counselling and psychotherapy service provides inexpensive access to talking therapies.

 Counselling session

The Centre for Better Health offers a low-cost integrative counselling service that adheres to BACP guidelines.

Sessions are available Monday to Friday from 9am- 5pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening sessions are from 5pm- 8pm. Sessions take place on the same day and time each week and last for 50 minutes each.


Our service is unique

  • people can self-refer
  • we work with clients on average for five months (guideline based on 2015 data)
  • our team of counsellors and psychotherapists offer a wide range of therapeutic approaches such as Person Centred, Gestalt, Existential, Core Process and Psychodynamic.

Concerns addressed include

Aggression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Domestic Problems, Emotional Difficulties, LGBT, PTSD, Relationship Problems, Stress and Work Related Difficulties. 


  • £5 per session for clients who are unemployed and receiving benefits
  • £10 per session for clients who are in part time employment, self- employed, unemployed and not receiving benefits and student counsellors
  • £25 per session for clients who are in full time employment and for evening sessions.

Waiting times

Due to the high demand for our services our waiting list has increased. Current waiting times for a daytime appointment is at the moment on average 6 months and around 9 months for an evening appointment with a longer waiting time for a 7pm appointment.  

We are always looking for solutions to reduce those waiting times. You can help us by giving us as many options as possible in terms of your availability and by updating it if it changes. 

 **We are now only able to accept applications from residents of City and Hackney, Haringey and Tower-Hamlets**

***We are using a new online system to process your application. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours please get in touch with us on 0208 985 3570 or email us***.



What clients say about our Counselling Service

“I find this service essential to my health and wellbeing. I don’t think I’d be as well as I have been without this talking therapy”

“This is a terrific service for which I am incredibly grateful and value highly. The fact that it is low cost is something to be cherished”

“I find the service offered to be excellent and a life saver, I am extremely grateful for the existence of the Centre for Better Health”