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About Off The Record

Off the Record (OTR) Youth Counselling Croydon was founded in 1994 to provide free, independent and professional counselling for 14 – 25 year olds in the Croydon area. Since then the charity has expanded to include further areas of work including BME mental health work; a young carers service offering support to young people under 26 who are caring for a parent or sibling; a specialist counselling service for young refugees; online counselling and workshops; and our young people's counselling service in the boroughs of Sutton and Merton.

We believe that you:

  • Have a right to be respected and valued whoever you are.

  • Have a right to make choices and decisions about your own life.

  • Have the potential to live a vibrant and fulfilling life.

 You can expect us to:

  • Keep things private and respect your confidentiality.

  • Listen to you in a way that is helpful and supportive.

  • Work hard to earn your trust rather than expect it.

  • Respect and understand your wishes and beliefs.

  • Be clear, honest and friendly.

  • Give you as much choice as we can.

  • Actively work together with you, rather than telling you how it is.

  • Support and challenge you to be the best that you can be.

Contact Us

Get in touch with us for a friendly chat about how we work and to find out more about our services.

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Our Impact

Each year we look back at the work that we've done. You can find out what we've been up to.

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Support OTR

We need your help to continue providing young people a safe place to to talk and heal.

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Call us

Croydon Service 020 8251 0251

Mondays to Thursdays 10.30am - 7pm & Fridays 10am - 4pm

Young Carers Service 020 8649 9339

Mondays to Fridays 10am - 6pm

Sutton Service 020 8680 8899

Mondays to Thursdays 10am - 6pm & Fridays 2pm - 6pm

Merton Service 0203 984 4004

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