Introduction to counselling
The Brandon Centre is a place for young people aged 12 to 21 to get help with personal problems from people who are professionally trained. The counselling and psychotherapy service is free and confidential. We currently accept referrals from those living within Camden or Islington. We see young people who are 12 to 24 years old and live in Camden and 16 to 21 years old who live in Islington.
You can refer yourself by telephoning us, emailing us or dropping into the Centre. Alternatively, you can be referred by someone else, for instance your GP. There are appointments Monday to Saturday, including early evening appointments on some days.
The Centre is accessible for young people using wheelchairs.
What sort of problems can be helped through counselling and psychotherapy?
Young people ask us for help with all sorts of problems and difficulties, for example:
• being bullied;
• feeling suicidal;
• feeling isolated;
• eating problems;
• family problems;
• feeling angry or violent;
• sexual or emotional abuse;
• feeling unhappy or depressed;
• sexual or emotional relationship difficulties; or
• difficulties at school, college or work.
You don’t need to wait until a problem is getting on top of you before you try counselling. Get in touch with us even if what is troubling you does not seem that serious as often it can be easier to resolve than if you leave it and it gets worse.