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Counsellor services for parents and carers

Overview

We offer counselling to parents or carers who are bereaved and parents or carers of children with:

  • life-limiting or life-threatening conditions
  • palliative care needs

We create a safe space to share your concerns and hear how you’re coping.

Counselling uses talking as therapy. We do not give advice or tell you what to do. Instead we:

  • listen without judging you
  • try to understand your thoughts and feelings
  • encourage you to reflect on difficult emotions and memories

Our counselling service is free, and includes parents and carers whose children are seen as outpatients.

We're registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their codes of ethics.

You can also download our counselling and bereavement service for parents and carers leaflet (PDF 303KB) to find out more.

Contacts

Phone: 020 7188 4538

Email: ParentCounsellingService@gstt.nhs.uk

We're available on:

  • Tuesday, 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday, 8am to 5pm
  • Thursday, 8am to 5pm
  • Friday, 8am to 4pm

How to find us

Counsellors, children's services
2nd floor, Gassiot House
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EHMap to Gassiot House, St Thomas'