Welcome

Hello and welcome to our website. We hope the information here answers your initial questions but please do contact us by phone on 020 8661 7869 or email us for more information or an informal chat.

At Sutton Counselling we aim to make counselling available to the community by providing an accessible service from our main site in central Sutton, as well as across a number of GP surgeries in Sutton and Merton.  We aim to make counselling as affordable as possible by keeping our running costs low, and by offering a sliding fee structure which is responsive to the clients’ circumstances and is supported by a bursary scheme for those on very low incomes.

Sutton Counselling was formed in 2001 when a group of counsellors decided to come together  to provide a community based counselling service. Over the past ten years we have grown but our fundamental belief that talking helps is at the heart of all our services. In 2011 Sutton Counselling became a Registered Charity No. 1143 684 and a Company Limited By Guarantee No. 0760 4221

Counselling

Counselling can be offered in different ways. Here at Sutton Counselling we offer a confidential place for you to consider your individual situation. Sitting with a counsellor, you will be able to talk through and explore any feelings and thoughts you raise, no matter how difficult or unpleasant you feel they may be.

People decide to start counselling for all sorts of reasons, such as

  • Feelings of frustration or anger, sometimes from nowhere.
  • During times of loss or loneliness.
  • When it is proving difficult to move on after the death of a loved one.
  • Feeling anxious, concerned, or worried about life and the future.
  • Relationships – at home or work – not going as well as you would like.
  • Following redundancy, or wanting to change career
  • Identity issues.

During a typical weekly session lasting 50 minutes, you will be able to speak about whatever comes up. The counsellor will help look for links and patterns in what you tell them, and together you can start to allow your own solutions to emerge.

Counselling sessions are strictly confidential.  If something arises in your sessions which suggests a danger to either yourself, or to others, your counsellor may need to consider disclosure.  This would be discussed between you in the sessions.

What Next?

Should you consider counselling with us, we shall ask you to come in for an initial assessment. Here you will meet individually with an assessment counsellor who will help you decide on the next step. If you decide to continue, and we feel counseling could help, you will be offered regular weekly Counselling sessions with the same counsellor each week. This can be for Brief Therapy lasting 12 weeks, or open-ended.

Sutton Counselling are looking for non-executive directors to join the Board.