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Balham Community Counselling




The first step in any journey can be daunting,

at Balham Community Counselling Service we offer a

Calm, Confidential and Professional

therapeutic experience to make that journey a little easier

Established Community Therapeutic Service since 1977

Covering South London, Surrey and The City


Individual Therapy


An individual may seek therapy for many reasons, frequently this time can be  challenging or troubling. At Balham Community Counselling Service we providea calm, safe and empathic environment, making that step into therapy a little easier.


Our therapists build a collaborative relationship to help facilitate change. Utilising Integrative therapeutic skills the therapist is able to adapt to a clients particular needs, helping them explore and process their experience.


Therapy takes place weekly with the same therapist at the same time. At BCCS we offer a long term (a full year) service to allow the development of the therapeutic relationship and the time to work together.


At BCCS our aim is to facilitate long term positive outcomes in our Clients psychological health and wellbeing.


Couples Therapy


In todays’ society many pressures affect our relationships, instant gratification, financial difficulties, infidelity, conflict in raising a family, work pressures, sexual dysfunction, just a few but significant factors that can lead to disharmony, fractures and challenges to a relationship.


Working in a triad requires an experienced therapist to navigate the challenges faced by the couple. Both parties need to feel safe, heard and supported. Our therapists work collaboratively with both parties to provide this environment so they can explore the way forward.


Abuse   Anxiety    Bereavement  Bullying Depression

Illness     Loss      Low Mood   Low Self Esteem

Relationships    Sadness  Self Harm   Stress    Trauma

Our History

Balham’s foundations are deeply rooted in passion and determination to help those in need. Actress Sonia Markham, a peace, community and women’s rights activist jointly founded Balham Family Centre in addition to developing the first counselling course at Goldsmiths College.  The aim  of BCCS then as is today -  to provide access to essential support individuals and families need, be it practical, emotional or psychological.

To improve an individuals wellbeing


Today at BCCS

Balham Community Centre continues to meet the needs of local families through children's clubs, holiday care, English courses, support groups and the Counselling Service.


Our therapists recruited from established training courses across London and the South East are either in their final stages of training or are working towards accreditations. Additionally,

all therapists are supported by in-house supervision to provide evidence-based psychotherapeutic counselling. Today clients extend further than the local community, at Balham clients requiring low cost professional counselling are accepted from across London and the South East.


Our Facilities

The counselling rooms are set up to provide a comfortable, calm and safe environment nestled within the Edwardian period building.


Disabled access is limited, ground floor rooms are available, however steps access the main entrance.



Therapy     Calm    CBT techniques   Experienced    Psychodynamic Therapeutic      Mindfulness    Professional    Safe  Person Centred    Relational  Counselling  Cognitive

Contact BCCS

020 8673 4422




45 Min assessment with counsellor

Family & medical history

Reason for therapy

Additional needs



Select day and time (subject to availability)

Agree Fee

Confirm start date



Meet counsellor

Review terms & conditions of Therapy

Data protection

Commence Therapy




Low Cost income related scale from: £15 - (to be negotiated depending on your income) 



Monday – Thursday: 9am to 9pm


Friday: 9am to 5pm


Saturday: 10am to noon

020 8673 4422

91 Bedford Hill



SW12 9HE


Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm


Saturday: 10am to Noon

Borough parking bays are available outside.

Restricted hours Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm


Free parking available for 2 hours at local Sainsbury's (2 min walk)





              Balham               5 minutes



              Northern Line

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