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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 Sutton counselling service is a free service for young people aged 11-25 in Sutton.

The counselling we offer adheres to a Humanistic model, and includes Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural, Psychodynamic, Existential and other humanistic approaches. This is explained in detail here.


  • Access ramp
  • Ground floor counselling rooms
  • Accessible toilet facilities

Getting support

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 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 11-17, please complete the referral form which can be downloaded from this page and return it to: SuttonCAMHSReferrals@swlstg-tr.nhs.uk

> Click here to complete our self-referral form.

Contact Off The Record (Sutton)

172 Croydon Road, Beddington, CR0 4PG

Telephone: 020 8680 8899

Email: sutton@talkofftherecord.org

Getting here


  • 407 Sutton Town Centre & Caterham to Croydon Road/Plough Lane
  • 410 Wallington to Croydon Road/Plough Lane
  • 455 Wallington Station to Hilliers Lane
  • 154 & 157 to Mellows Park, 15 minute walk via Plough Lane

From Waddon Station - 20 minute walk

Call us

Support Line 0800 980 7475

Monday to Saturday, 3 to 6pm

Croydon Service 020 8251 0251

Merton Service 020 3984 4004

Sutton Service 020 8680 8899