Time to talk about mental health

At METRO we see a diverse range of people for counselling who identify as LGBTQ+, or who are experiencing issues related to equality, diversity and identity. People come with all kinds of concerns, such as struggling with the impact of discrimination and stigma, low mood, anxiety, low self-esteem, and difficulties relating to others.

Counselling provides you with a safe and non-judgemental space to talk openly about your feelings and thoughts, and about what is going on in your life. Having this space to offload can be helpful in itself, and doing this with a trained counsellor can help you gain a better understanding of yourself and so a better understanding of your problems.

We can offer adults aged 26 years and over twelve sessions of one-to-one counselling. Sessions are free or low cost for people from funded boroughs, and a fee-paying service is available for people living outside our funded boroughs.

For young people aged 25 years old or under, living in London and identifying as LGBTQ+, we can offer 12 free one-to-one counselling sessions.

If you are thinking counselling might be helpful, the first stage is to arrange a free initial assessment. This will be a chance to talk about what has brought you to counselling and find out if the service is right for you. If we decide to go ahead, you'll join our waiting list to see a counsellor.

To contact us, email counselling@metrocharity.org.uk or call our mental health team on 020 8305 5009. You can refer yourself into the service, or be referred by someone who works with you (like a GP or social worker).