We believe that everyone has a right to happiness through emotional and sexual wellbeing. Counselling is an excellent way to achieve this happiness. The goal of therapy and counselling at Albany is to promote emotional wellbeing, and our specialist expertise is in relationships and sexuality. We offer the following types of therapy and counselling: A low cost clinic for people who are unemployed or on low income. Longer-term one-to-one/individual psychodynamic counselling. A couples counselling clinic focusing on conflicts around sex, gender and sexuality. LGBT+ counselling: one-to-one; for couples; in groups. We also offer a limited number of sessions to the LGBT+ British Sign Language community. Brief counselling for specific issues such as harmful sexual risk-taking.
Housing Advice - Possession and Evictions, Homelessness, Disrepair - any borough Debt advice for Lambeth and the surrounding boroughs - strategies for debts, reducing/challenging debts, repayment negotiations, applying for solvency. Welfare Benefits Advice - Lambeth residents only - Check and advise on your entitlements, challenging decisions. Walcot Foundation - Student Finance help and advice, advice on childcare whilst studying, debts and budgeting - suitability for the Walcot Foundation educational funding - Lambeth residents only. Utilities advice - Thames Water customers - managing or decreasing your utilities debt, helping switch suppliers and applying for discounts/grants. Counselling service - Low Cost Adult service any borough - talking to someone in private about difficult thoughts, experiences and feelings, without judgement. Inspire for the Community - volunteers who have received advice or counselling -use your skills, interests and experiences to take an active role in the Inspire Community whilst receiving training and volunteer as a community adviser. General Legal Advice - Consumer, general court matters from our qualified volunteer lawyers.
Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or financial which takes place within an intimate or family relationship. Abuse can include neglect, controlling behaviour, forced marriage, honour based violence or female genital mutilation. We understand that older women may face additional barriers to getting support such as mobility issues, disabilities, age related conditions and abuse from adult children. If you are being abused, remember you are not alone. We can help you by providing advice and support with: -Improving safety -Housing and homelessness -Finances and welfare benefits -Access to legal advice -Emotional support We also run workshops and training on domestic abuse for professionals and agencies working with women over 55.
We offer talking therapies for people experiencing mild to moderate depression, general anxiety and worry, panic attacks, social anxiety, traumatic memories and obsessive compulsive disorder. We also offer help with other problems including anger, eating, and relationship or sexual difficulties.
Working in partnership with Health/Social Care professionals and other agencies to provide culturally sensitive mental health services and promoting wellbeing to people from Vietnam; Bilingual Counselling service; Publishing booklets/leaflets, Quarterly Health Newsletter in Vietnamese and Chinese
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