True Talk Counselling Service

True Access brings you a new counselling service called True Talk. There are times in all our lives that we struggle, feel depressed, sad, anxious or lonely, or just feel we would benefit from talking things through. At True Talk we provide a professional, warm, and welcoming environment. Together with your counsellor you will have the time and space to express your thoughts and feelings.

What sort of things could I talk about?
  • Feeling sad, unhappy or lonely
  • Feeling like you’ve lost your sense of purpose or direction
  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Work stress
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Family or relationship issues
  • Sexuality or gender
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings
  • Eating disorders

Will Everything I say be Confidential?
Yes. We will only ever share what you say with another person if we have reason to think that there is a risk of serious harm either to you or to another person. Your counsellor will explain our confidentiality policy to you at your first session.

When and where will counselling take place?
During Covid-19 counselling is taking place remotely, usually by phone but also available via zoom. When we resume working face to face it will take place on Tuesday evenings at the Whitton Youth Zone between 7pm-9pm.

We will be providing one to one counselling and small group work.

The groups will be include issues aroundFriendship, Relationship Matters, Loss, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Staying Safe and will also last for 55 minutes each.

Our Counsellors
Bridget McCabe is an experienced Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist currently working in schools in West London. She is also qualified to supervise therapists and trainee therapists who work with children, adolescents and adults. She has personal experience of adults with additional needs.

Sara Geoffrey has recently trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist. She has lived in the borough for many years, and has worked extensively with the mental, emotional and learning needs of teenagers in Richmond schools. She also has personal experience of young adults with additional needs. Sara will co-facilitate the planned small groups that will run alongside the individual therapy sessions.