The Brandon Centre        

A great FREE counselling service for young adults from 12 to 21 years of age. An emphasis is placed upon several sessions (each lasting around 50 minutes) to create a regular support network. Counsellors are trained and non-judgemental. Sexual health and pregnancy advice is also given.

Call to make an appointment with a counsellor: 020 7267 4792.

Address: The Brandon Centre, 26 Prince of Wales Road, London NW5 3LG

(7 minutes walk from Kentish Town, Camden Town and Chalk Farm tube stations)

Inner City Centre

For 25 years the Inner City Centre has been providing friendly, professional, short or long-term psychological help to Londoners, individually and in couples or groups. The therapists are fully-qualified and registered practitioners. Sessions normally last 50 minutes and cost about £30.

To make an appointment: call 020 7247 1589

Address: 76 Wentworth Street London E1 7SA (nearest stations: Aldgate East, Liverpool Street)

For more information about counselling and therapists in London, the following link is also really useful:



Complete list of services (including those which are free to young people) here.


National Charities

Mental Health Foundation 

They help people to survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems


Mind believes no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They’ll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.

The Samaritans

A 24 hour free phoneline which offers a sympathetic and unjudgemental listening ear.

University services

Most universities have a branch of Night Line, run by student volunteers for fellow students. It’s a confidential service which runs throughout the night.