We have had an unprecedented increase in the number of referrals for one to one counselling. In order to ensure that we are not creating an unacceptable waiting time for this service, we are not able to accept new referrals until further notice. We will re-open our referrals once we have reduced the number of women on our waiting list.
Currently we can only take referrals for our pilot live video 1 to 1 counselling service. If your circumstances stop you from accessing counselling due to mental or physical health issues, this could be the service for you.
An application form can be completed by the client or on the client’s behalf. If the application form indicates that the client meets our criteria and can be assisted by our counselling service, we will invite her in for an assessment.
- Over 18 years old
- On benefit level income – in receipt of any form of means-tested state benefit (This does not include child benefit)
- Living or working in, or having a significant local connection with, the London Borough of Islington.
We also have some spaces for women living in the other North London Boroughs of Hackney, Haringey, Camden, Enfield and Barnet.
We try to minimise the waiting time for clients. It can take up to 16 weeks for an initial assessment and six weeks for counselling.
Our waiting time can fluctuate, please contact us directly if you would like to know our current waiting time.
Video Counselling Referral form
Download the Video Counselling Referral Form
Return the referral form by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or post to: The Maya Centre, Unit 8, 9-15 Elthorne Road, London N19 4AJ
Please note: Our premises is on the second floor and is not disabled accessible – please let us know if you or your client cannot manage stairs and we will arrange to meet with you at an alternative venue.