Counselling Sessions

In-Person Counselling Sessions (Donation Service) – NOW AVAILABLE

If you are currently attending remote sessions at Westmeria, your counsellor will be in contact with you about how we can support you going forward.


This remains open, so please get in touch with us if you would like in-person counselling sessions – please be aware that there is high demand for this service, so there will be a longer waiting time than previously.

Prior to being placed on the waiting list, clients will be offered a short telephone assessment to ensure suitability for our service.

You can email us on or call on 020 8467 9693


Remote Counselling Sessions (Donation Service) – continues as usual

Our counsellors continue to offer some remote sessions and we will be maintaining a waiting list for these as usual. Please get in touch with us if you would like to have remote sessions.

You can email us on or call on 020 8467 9693

How will remote counselling sessions work?

  • Prior to the sessions, clients will be offered a short telephone assessment to assess their suitability for our service.
  • Counselling sessions will take place via a video link such as Zoom, Skype or another mutually agreed facility with your counsellor.
  • You will need to ensure that you have access to a video conferencing facility as well as a quiet & confidential space with which to have your sessions, i.e. a separate room, garden room or your car.
  • Telephone counselling is not available.

Private Counselling – In-person and Remote sessions available  

This service continues and the waiting list remains open. If you wish to access counselling through our Private Service (full fee-paying service – £40) then please contact us. We are offering in-person and remote sessions for this service. Existing clients will be contacted by their counsellor to discuss options going forward.

Westmeria Counselling College

We are continuing to offer a blended learning environment to students and we will continue to work with all students to support them in the best way possible so that they can continue their training.

Virtual College Open Day – Saturday 22nd May

This will take place via Zoom. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch via our Contact Page or check out our College Pages on the website.

Courses/Start Date:

CPCAB TCL4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling     Sept 2021        FULL – Waiting list only

CPCAB CSK-L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills          Sept 2021        Applications still welcome

CPCAB CST-L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies      March 2022     Register your interest


Urgent mental health support

If you need to speak with someone urgently about your mental health, then please call your GP or the Samaritans (Tel: 116 123)

Please continue to check our website and your emails so that we can share any information that we have regarding changes to our services. We are also liaising with our colleagues to stay up to date with both Government, professional and local advice, and we will post updates on our website when we have them.

As a charity, Westmeria Counselling Services is a small, local organisation and like many others has been managing the Covid-19 situation in the best way we can.

Our admin team will continue answer all enquiries and support our counsellors, but due to the high number of people wishing to access our service, we are extremely busy – calls and emails will be responded to as soon as we can.

We thank you for your understanding and patience and we are grateful for you bearing with us.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to our counsellors for their amazing work and who have continued to offer sessions during very challenging times. Now, more than ever, there is a great need for mental health support, and we are extremely proud of the whole team for being able to rise to the challenge during this uncertain period.

We continue to wish patience, kindness and compassion with both yourselves and each other.

The Westmeria Team

(Updated: 30th April 2021)