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We are a charity that offers:
Sexual health service
If you are a young person aged 11 to 24 who lives, studies, or works in Richmond borough, then you can use these confidential services. Everything is FREE, however we may ask for a donation for counselling if you are over 18 and in work.
We believe that young people need places to go which are easy to access, where you are treated with respect, and where you can get support and information to help you make your own life choices. Our services are friendly and welcoming – about 1,000 new young people visit us every year.
We can also offer help and support to parents and carers.
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Anyone between ages 11 and 24 who lives, works or studies in Richmond borough can come to Off The Record for counselling.
We offer up to 12 weekly sessions of one-to-one counselling. Each session lasts 50 minutes and will be with the same counsellor. Waiting times for weekly counselling can be a few months, but we offer ‘one-off’ counselling sessions, if needed, while you are waiting, usually within a week or two. Do let us know if you would like a one-off session.
Off The Record counselling for young peopleIf you are struggling to cope, one-off sessions offer a space to talk about what’s going on and access support while you are waiting for weekly sessions to start. One-off sessions are likely to be with a different counsellor each time.
Counselling sessions are free. If you are 18+ and working we may discuss whether you can make a contribution. We are always happy to receive donations as this helps fund our service.
You can stop counselling at any time, and you can ask to see a male or female counsellor. If you’re not sure your counsellor’s right for you, ask to see someone else – it’s important to find the right person for you.