At times life can be difficult and it can be hard to manage on your own. When this happens, you can feel lots of different things - sad, scared, hopeless or angry. Often we keep all our feelings and thoughts inside ourselves and this can make things worse. We think that it is okay to ask for help at a time like this and that with some support, you might be able to find your own answers.
Counselling is a confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings or experiences over a period of time with the support of a trained listener. It is a friendly and non-judgemental space in which you get to know and understand yourself better and make changes in your life.
Our Merton counselling service is a free service for young people aged 11-18 in Merton.
We are mainly a referral service, which means that you will need to see someone like your GP, teacher or social worker, and ask them to make a referral to us on your behalf. All referrals to our counselling service go via the Merton CAMHS Single Point of Access. We recommend this route for anyone under 18 to ensure the most appropriate service is offered.
If you are a professional and would like to make a referral for a young person aged 11-18, please complete the referral form which can be downloaded from this page and return it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are 14-18 you can self-refer by calling or emailing us.
Telephone: 020 8680 8899
Office Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2.00pm - 7.00pm
Select option 2. Office Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 10.00am - 6.00pm