Please see below for the counselling services available to young people living in the borough of Islington:


The Brandon Centre offers help and advice for young people aged 12-21 years and drop- in services for up to 24 years

Their services include:

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Brandon Centre and The Drum (12-21 years)
  • Parenting Work
  • Multisystemic Therapy

The services at The Brandon Centre are all confidential and free of charge.

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  • The TYS Youth Counselling Service

The Targeted Youth Service (TYS) offer a counselling service to young people aged 12 -21 years old in Islington. Please click on their leaflet to find out more information:

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Open Door offers free confidential counselling and psychotherapy to young people aged 12-24 living in North London. Open Door provide a safe space for young people to talk through a range of issues including problems at home, school, college or work; difficulties with relationships; problems with drugs or alcohol; anger or aggression; depression or anxiety; self-harm or eating difficulties.
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  • CARIS Islington

    • Rucksack – Support for bereaved children in Islington –The service is free and offered to any bereaved child in Islington regardless of disability, gender, race or religion. Rucksack can also help if your child is older than 11 . Contact Augene or Laura to talk about how they could help on 020 7281 5200
    • The Basement – This counselling service for young people aged 12 to 20 is called The Basement. If you are aged 12 to 20 and struggling with loss, please contact the basement on 020 7281 5200, or ask Augene or Laura to call and make an appointment for you.


Alone in London is a charity that supports homeless young people aged 16-25 and are based in Old Street and at the Hornsey YMCA. However this service is not just for homeless people and this service offers counselling for low mood, anxiety and also being at risk of homelessness. 

Call : 020 7278 4224 or  Email :

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Last updated on 10th June 2014