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CLCC Fundraiser & Support Concert

Saturday 28th October 2017 at 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Please not that this concert has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Tickets have been refunded.

 

CLCC

Camden Listening and Counselling Centre (CLCC) is a unique counselling service based in Camden and open to anyone in and around London. Our mission is to provide a listening service to people in crisis and a low-cost counselling and therapy service for those needing longer term support. This is offered on a weekly basis in a safe and confidential environment.

We provide:

--  One-off crisis listening service to people who need someone to talk with.
--  Counselling service for those needing longer term support.
--  Men's Talking Therapies Initiative sessions.

Contact Us

We are open Mondays 6-9 pm and Wednesdays 3-9 pm

To book a FREE assessment or for further details then phone us (ideally during centre opening hours), on:

020 7482 6200 (answerphone operates outside of opening hours) 

(Please ring this number if you are cancelling or re-arranging any scheduled appointments, in order your message can be passed on quickly).

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   (please note: this email address is managed on a part-time basis, and it may take between 2-4 days to respond to any requests or queries).

Our Location

We are based in the heart of Camden Town, just 50 yards from Camden Town tube station, easily accessed by a number of bus routes and stations.

TURC
Buck Street
London NW1 8NJ

CLCC was established in 1998 and has been an independent registered charity since 2002 (No: 1090999) and is non-religious charity and is open to all, regardless of race, class, nationality, religion, sexuality, disability or age.

Support Us

We rely on donations to keep the service cost to a minimum, and any donation is gratefully received.  If you wish to make a donation please select the Donor button at the top of the page.  Alternatively, please follow the link to the 'Donors and supporters' menu option.

Our counselling services

Camden Listening and Counselling Centre (CLCC) provides:

Crisis Listening

Crisis Listening is for anyone in emotional distress or needing to off-load a problem. You can walk in off the street and talk to someone in confidence. CLCC has an “open door” policy, so if you’re in need, please drop in or call us to see if a counsellor is available to listen to you now. 

One-off crisis listening sessions are free.

Counselling

Counselling offers you the chance to talk to a counsellor one-to-one, in confidence, in a safe environment. They will listen in a non-judgemental way. They will not tell you what to do, but will help you to explore the options open to you. Your sessions with a counsellor will be once a week for 50 minutes.  Initially you will come in for a free assessment and then you will be offered up to 12 sessions.  Further sessions can be requested and may be available depending on client and service needs.

Assessments for counselling are free. On-going weekly sessions will be at a low-cost fee (a minimum payment is required). The amount you contribute will be settled at your first session.  This will depend on the day/time of your appointments and taking your circumstances into account. Each session will need to be paid weekly.

Men's Talking Therapies Initiative

Our most recent service offers a talking therapy space specifically targeted for men.  Here they have the opportunity to explore issues relevant to them such as: relationships, loss, anger, work issues, fatherhood, stress, in a way which allows them to make progress with life's everyday challenges.

We offer a confidential and supportive one-to-one talking space and welcome inquiries from all men over the age of 19 years.

The initial assessment session is free.  Sessions thereafter will be negotiated during the assessment, and start from £15 per week.  Up to 12 weekly, goal focussed sessions are available.

SHASPI counselling

The Self Harm, Addictions and Suicide Prevention Intervention (SHASPI) project was launched in 2003 in reaction to the issues being treated at the Centre and is available throughout the standard opening hours of the centre.

The service is designed to:

--  To provide focused one to one support and counselling to those clients with self harm, including alcohol and substance use and suicide issues in order to provide them access to healthier mind-sets and choices.

--  To establish a referral and access network with other support, counselling and health agencies and working with these clients.

--  To train counsellors in this special area of work.

Dramatherapy

NOTE:  this service is currently under review.  Please visit us again later for any changes in this service.

Art4Health

NOTE:  this service is currently under review.  Please visit us again later for any changes in this service.

About us

Our objectives as defined by our constitution are to:

--  Provide a free same-day crisis listening and counselling service for anyone in trouble or in need.
--  Offer follow-up counselling of initially 12 sessions if requested and suitable, and to make available other psychotherapy services. Further sessions of between 6-12 may be available dependent on service needs. (This is not guaranteed).
--  Provide placements for student counsellors who are completing a recognised diploma or post-graduate training course in counselling.
--  Offer volunteering opportunities with training and support to those interested in working at the reception area in welcoming and assisting clients, as well as members of the public who visit the Centre for information.

The centre is in Camden Town in North London. It was founded in 1998 as a free service for people in need of counselling and unable to afford the fees usually charged by counsellors. Unfortunately, today we charge for all counselling sessions. This will be discussed with you.

The Centre's uniqueness lies in the Open-Door policy whereby anyone who is in distress, trouble or in need.

Context

The Borough of Camden is the 11th most deprived in London and the 25th in England (DETR Index of Deprivation). It has a population of about 200,000 people, plus a large daily transient population who work there. Black and ethnic minority groups constitute over 25%.

According to the Mental Health Needs Index, Camden has one of the highest needs for mental health services in London (21% above the England average). Camden has the highest suicide rate in the country (Suicide Prevention Scrutiny Panel report, July 2004) - and one of the highest suicide rates in Western Europe (60% more than expected). This may be connected to a young population (72% under 45, compared to 60% nationally).

Camden has a high prevalence of drug use and dealing, street drinking, begging, homelessness, poverty, prostitution and street crime. Central Camden has been designated a Neighbourhood Renewal Area.

Contact us

To book a FREE assessment or for further details then phone us (ideally during centre opening hours), on:

020 7482 6200     (answerphone operates outside of opening hours) 

(Please ring this number if you are cancelling or re-arranging any scheduled appointments, in order your message can be passed on quickly).

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (a response will be provided within 2-4 working days).

We are based in the heart of Camden Town, just 50 yards from Camden Town tube station.

TURC
Buck Street
London NW1 8NJ

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