Due to Covid-19 we offer secure on-line face-to-face or telephone counselling services

Our promise is that we will never make you wait 3 months to see someone.

Just click on a link to book a low cost therapy session

Please note that this is our new telephone number (+44) 020 3920 7454

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Therapy and the Coronavirus.

The Prime minister announced that we all should avoid unnecessary travel and work from home. You may be concerned how that may apply to you in regards to your counselling sessions. All counselling sessions will now be held online with your counselor.

You have to make sure that :

  • For one hour you are not disturbed.
  • You are in a safe, secure and private place.
  • You have access to secure telecommunication's device

You will receive an appointment by email inviting you to confirm a google calendar appointment that will be held on Google Hangouts. Google Hangouts is a secure end to end encrypted service. All terms and conditions for therapy still apply to protect your consumer rights.

Welcome to Faces In Focus, a national counselling and support services for young people aged 11-25 years old. Growing and expanding it's services across all of London. We are not funded. Charities are struggling to survive. The average cost to see a private therapist for 12 sessions is over £800.00. With us it is and average £300.00 so you save yourself £500.00. It's the best we can do to run a mental health service that can help you get the help you need.

Faces in Focus is transiting to a virtual service as of April 1st 2020. This will better enable us to meet the high demand for our service. We will be working from various satellites across Elephant and castle and its surrounding boroughs

Our fees will increase to £25.00 per session per individual as of April 1st 2020. Clients who are actively being seen on April 1st 2020 will continue to pay the current fee. However, for those clients on our waiting list and any new referral will be required to pay the new fee of £25.00.

Unfortunately we are unable to carry out sessions until a payment is made in advance for each or all sessions.

Help us to achieve our goal of giving away 10 free counselling sessions to children in need for each week of the year this year and next year.

Conditions that we work with

  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger management disorder
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Depression
  • Dissociation and dissociative disorders
  • Drugs - recreational drugs & alcohol
  • Dysthymia
  • Eating disorder
  • Generalised anxiety disorder.
  • Hearing voices


  • Hoarding
  • Hypomania and mania
  • Insomnia
  • Kleptomania
  • Loneliness
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder thinking
  • Panic disorder
  • Paranoia
  • Phobia Disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Postnatal depression & perinatal mental health
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Psychosis
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Tardive dyskinesia

Psychological disorders that we work with

  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Schizophrenia


  • Bipolar and Related Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Sleep - Wake Disorders
  • Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
  • Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
  • Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Payments and Donations

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Thank you in advance

Faces in Focus has provided support and advice to young people in Southwark since 1979 and have well-established counselling and support services.

We are national equality and diversity counselling charity. Our service users face emotional challenges due to adverser childhood experiences and as such may need help developing positive coping mechanisms for dealing with these experiences.

  • We provide a national clinical counselling service to help our services clients cope and manage the challenges from these experiences.
  • We have more than 40 years of support and counselling services experience.
  • We provide a diverse range of clinically trained counselors and counselling approaches.

Faces in Focus takes national referrals for young people aged 11-25 anywhere in the country.

Counselling can take place between 10.a.m. and 8.p.m. on weekdays. We have diverse group of counsellors who are able to work with clients with a wide range diagnosed and undiagnosed common mental health challenges:

  • Depression
  • Generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder and body dysmorphic disorder
  • Post‑traumatic stress disorder and social anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Problems at school, college and work
  • Eating disorders

We specialise in counselling related issues of ACE's, Adverse Childhood Experiences.

We can also try to provide counselling in languages other than English.

We offer national counselling for 11-25 year olds including those with complex needs relating to:

  • Emotional challenges faced by all young people from a diverse background.

Our partnership working with statutory and voluntary agencies is essential to the work we achieve for young people.

Want to discuss referring to, or working with, us? Please complete our online Referral Form or Contact us on (+44) 020 3920 7454 or reception@facesinfocus.org.uk

Faces in Focus provides an independent and confidential information and counselling service to young people through one to one support and group work.

Our work:

  • Keeps young people in education,
  • Helps young people access their rights
  • Improves young people’s health and well-being
  • Prevents young people become homelessness, and
  • Reduces youth crime.

The 1500 young people who are supported each year by Faces in Focus depend on the grants and donations we raise to fund our counselling and other support services.

We are a growing team supported by volunteers who give their time each day of the week.

Our approach – early intervention

We are members of the national organisation Youth Access and apply a holistic model known as ‘Youth Information Advice Counselling and Support’ (YIACS) which combines universal and targeted services. In 2010 Youth Access published ‘A proven early intervention model, Youth Information, Advice and Guidance and Counselling Services’ showing evidence that:

  • Half of all lifetime mental illness is present by age 14 contributing to economic and social costs of mental health problems totaling £105.2 billion in 2009/10.5
  • Over a million 16-24 year olds fail to get the advice they need to resolve their social welfare problems each year, costing the exchequer an estimated £1bn each year

According to the ACEVO Commission on Youth Unemployment, Southwark is a youth unemployment hotspot with 1 out of 4 young people being NEET.

Our promise is that in 2020, we will never make you wait 3 months to see someone.

Just click on 'Client Therapy' and choose the option that you need.

Please note that this is our new telephone number (+44) 020 3920 7454

Therapy and the Coronavirus.

The Prime minister announced that we all should avoid unnecessary travel and work from home. You may be concerned how that may apply to you in regards to your counselling sessions. All counselling sessions will now be held online with your counselor.

You have to make sure that :

  • For one hour you are not disturbed.
  • You are in a safe, secure and private place.
  • You have access to secure telecommunication's device

Your will receive an appointment by email inviting you to confirm a google calendar appointment that will be held on Google Hangouts. Google Hangouts is a secure end to end encrypted service. All terms and conditions for therapy still apply to protect your consumer rights.