Community Talking Therapies Barnet (previously known as IAPT Compliant Counselling)

Our service is currently oversubscribed and not accepting new referrals. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused, we will review our waiting list every 4 weeks.

We offer counselling to adults experiencing common mental health symptoms such as mild to moderate depression and anxiety.

Our Talking Therapies service is accredited by the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and we abide by their high standards and follow the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

What we offer?

Individual 1:1 sessions for an average of 8 weeks.

Your first contact will be an assessment which will take place within 10 days from your referral date and following this your sessions will start within 10-16 weeks.

Sessions last for 50 mins and take place at the same day and time every week.

Appointments are available Monday-Wednesday and start at 10:00am every day; evening appointments are available until 20:00pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Our service is supported by volunteer counsellors and trainees in their final year of training; all of our counsellors are competent and trained in a number of modalities such as psychodynamic therapy, person-centred therapy, transpersonal therapy and integrative therapy. The therapy we offer is explorative and focused where goals are identified and explored through the course of therapy.

How can I access your service?

You must be over the age of 16 and registered with a GP in the borough of Barnet to be eligible for our service. We are commissioned by NHS North Central London Integrated Care Board- Barnet Borough and you can access our service for FREE. If you are not registered with a GP in Barnet, speak to your GP about other local counselling services in your area.

You can self-refer by completing our online referral form and once we receive this we will contact you for an initial assessment. If you are unable to complete the form or need someone to assist you with this, please contact our office on: 020 8343 5703 or email us here:

Service Hours: Monday-Tuesday 10-8pm, Wednesday-Thursday 10-5pm

The building and all the counselling rooms are wheelchair accessible and a disabled toilet on the ground floor.

Counselling sessions take place at 55 Christchurch Avenue, N12 0DG