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About QCCS

Our Counselling Service

In September 2008 Quaggy Development trust opened the Quaggy Community Counselling Service (QCCS) to address the mental and emotional health needs of adults 18+. Our aim is to provide a low cost, communiy-based service, offering professional and confidential individual counselling to adults dealing with a wider range of issues. 

Our Counsellors are either fully qualified, or at an advanced stage of training (who offer a person centred approach to counselling). They offer a professional and safe space to discuss whatever challenges you may be facing. In addition to the main Quaggy Children's Centre, we also offer appointments at our satellite service at Robert Owen Children's Centre and Sherington Children's Centre. The satellite service is specifically for parents with children under 18. 

Our Counselling Service is accredited by BACP and abides by its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Who Can Receive Counselling?

Adults aged 18+ who live in SE3, SE8, SE10 or SE13 can self refer so please contact us if you would like to find out more..

Parents with children under 18, who live in the Boroughs of Greenwich & Lewisham can also access the service as long as they are formally referred by a health professional.

What We Do?

Based at the Quaggy Children's Centre in Greenwich we provide individual counselling to adults (18+) in Greenwich and Lewisham. Our Counsellors support local people with a range of concerns such as:

  • Personal issues
  • Parenting support
  • Bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Managing stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic Illness
  • Work Worries

We cannot work with clients who require specialised help for drug and alcohol addictions, eating disorders and long term psychiatric problems.

What Can I Talk about? 

You can bring any problem - large or small - to the counselling service. Sometimes you might not have a specific problem but simply want to talk about feeling unhappy or confused. 

How long does it last?

We offer 8 sessions which may be extended up to 24 sessions. Sessions are on a weekly basis and last for 50 minutes. Each person's situation is different, so your counsellor will discuss with you what we can best offer to meet your needs. 

Accessibility Strategy

We offer disability access within the building. 

We offer appointments during the day, and on some evenings.

We have a limited number of crèche places available for people attending day appointments. Crèche places need to be booked by prior arrangement.

How to Access

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