Balham Community Counselling
To all referrals waiting to be assessed please bare with us as the Counselling department here at the centre has only just re-opened on Monday October 5th 2020 and the receptionists are working hard to catch up with all messages and emails to make sure you will be seen as soon as possible.
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
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.
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
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.
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
020 8673 4422
INITIAL ASSESSMENT APPOINTMENT
45 Min assessment with counsellor
Family & medical history
Reason for therapy
ALLOCATION OF THERAPY
Select day and time (subject to availability)
Confirm start date
Review terms & conditions of Therapy
Low Cost income related scale from: £10 - (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
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