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Wandsworth Bereavement Service.


Providing one-to-one bereavement counselling for residents of the Borough of Wandsworth

Bereavement counselling

Death and loss are natural life events - they happen to us all. We think we should be able to cope but loss can be frightening, disturbing and painful. Bereavement counselling aims to help people reach a more peaceful place with their loss and gradually move forward in their...

Counselling for children

The death of a parent or someone very close to a child or young person can be extremely distressing for them. Bereavement counselling can help a child to be able to talk through words and images about the loved person whom they have lost. This can be a way to still feel...

Support Us

WBS is hugely appreciative of any support that you can offer. Every additional pound goes a really long way, especially given the limited budgets that the Service is run on.  Donations can be made towards the overall running of the service, or if you would prefer, you can...


"My Counsellor did a great job of putting me at ease and reassuring me that my pain and struggles were valid."


About Us

Our counselling process

When you first contact the Service, we will arrange for you to come for an initial assessment session to discuss your bereavement and how it is affecting you. This session will take place during office hours and will last for approximately an hour.

Then, if it is agreed that counselling may be helpful for you, a counsellor will be allocated to you for one to one counselling. The sessions, which last for 50 minutes, take place on a regular weekly basis, at the same time each week, for a total of up to 12 sessions. For the on-going counselling, we can offer either daytime or evening sessions, Monday to Friday, depending on what suits you best. There will be a waiting time between the initial appointment and the start of the regular sessions.

The sessions all take place at the Service on Lavender Hill although home counselling (including the initial assessment session) can be offered to anyone with restricted mobility.

Please note that, unfortunately, we do not have a waiting room.

About our Counsellors

All our Counsellors are fully trained in bereavement counselling and professionally supervised on a regular basis to assist them with their work and to fulfil the ethical standards of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

The counselling team consists of a mix of men and women across a range of ages and backgrounds.

We are an independent charity and the service that we provide is strictly confidential.

Low cost fees based on a sliding scale (based on salary) may apply, where appropriate.  Fees are not charged at all for anyone who is referred to the service by their GP, nor are they charged for the Children and Young Peoples Services. Please contact us if you wish to discuss this in more detail.


"I cannot say how much it helped me and how much I would and do recommend their services."


Get in touch

Please phone the office to make an initial appointment. If the office staff are busy, you will get the answer machine but please do not be put off by this - leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

a: 192 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TQ
t: 020 7223 3178
e: enquiries@wandsworthbereavement.org.uk
e: children@wandsworthbereavement.org.uk

Resources: To find a private therapist, try these links...

BACP: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
t: 014 5588 3300

UKCP: United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
t: 020 7014 9955

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