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Celebrating Young Mums event: thanks to all who attended!

13 Mar

A big thank you to all who attended our Celebrating Young Mums event last week! With reiki, massage, storytelling, raffle prizes and free advice and  information from over 15 local organisations, the day went down a storm with mums, kids and professionals alike.

Particular thanks go to joint organisers Direct Action Project at the Peel Centre and Mental Health Champions at Manor Gardens Centre for such a fun, interesting and creative day for all involved.

Here’s an glimpse of what they got up to…


Calling all young mums!

4 Mar

Celebrating Young Mums: a happiness and wellbeing event for mums and kids

Thursday 7 March 2013

@ Lift 45 White Lion Street N1 9PW

Calling young mums in Islington!

The Women’s Therapy Centre is pleased to announce Celebrating Young Mums: a FREE happiness and wellbeing event for young mums and pre-school kids taking place at 11am-2pm on Thursday 7 March, Lift, 45 White Lion Street, N1 9PW.

Featuring storytelling, puppet making, face painting and a crèche for the kids, the event will allow mums to relax and enjoy a massage, reiki or health check, and learn simple relaxation techniques and DIY massage. Parents can also find out about healthy eating and keeping fit, along with local training and education opportunities.

Organised in conjunction with the Direct Action Project at the Peel Centre and Mental Health Champions at Manor Gardens Centre, Celebrating Young Mums will feature information stalls from local organisations who support children and families. Complimentary refreshments will also be provided for mums and kids.

Event Details:

When:    Thursday 7 March, 11am – 2pm

Where:   Lift , 45 White Lion Street, N1 9PW

Buses:    4, 19, 30, 38, 43, 56, 73, 153, 205, 214, 341, 476

Kerri Parke, community development therapist at the Women’s Therapy Centre, said: “Young people, and young mothers in particular, are often demonised in our society. This event aims to celebrate young motherhood – the achievements, the resourcefulness and inner strength that it takes for young people to raise their children in an appropriate way.

“We hope to support young women to return to work or education, to learn some tips around healthy eating and fitness as well as helping them think about their emotional wellbeing too. There will be lots of fun activities for mums and children alike, and a chance for mothers to relax and treat themselves.”

We’re looking for a new Psychotherapist

24 Jan

We’re looking for a new Psychotherapist! If you’re interested in joining the Women’s Therapy Centre, please visit

Tackling childhood sexual abuse

28 Jun

We currently have spaces on a new psychotherapist-led group for women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.

Sexual abuse can leave you feeling angry, alone, ashamed, depressed and lacking in confidence, years after the event. Group therapy can help with a range of emotional and relationship difficulties associated with childhood abuse. It offers the opportunity to participate in an open conversation where group members can confidentially explore difficult issues.

If you have experienced childhood sexual abuse and would like to speak about it in a safe and supportive environment, this may be the group for you.

The group will run weekly for one year on Tuesdays between 12pm and 1.30pm.

You either have to be a woman living in Islington or a woman aged 18 to 25 living in one of the following boroughs: Barnet, Brent, Camden, City of London, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea or Westminster

Click here for more information.

Welcome to the blog

27 Jun

The  Women’s Therapy Centre is run by women, for women, and offers individual and group psychotherapy.

We also run community  development projects to enable women from communities that traditionally do not access therapy to learn more about mental health issues, how to access support, how to talk about their experiences and to learn the truth behind stigma and the myths that prevent women accessing mental health services.

If you would like  to access our services, please note that our waiting list for therapy is now  open for the followings:

  • Refugees and Asylum Seeking women (all London  Boroughs)
  • Women who wish to join a focus group – childhood  sexual abuse
  • Women up to the age of 30 who are mothers and  live in Islington
  • Women aged 18-25 who live in selected  London Boroughs (Barnet, Brent, Camden, City of London, Ealing, Hammersmith  & Fulham Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster)

Further information about making an appointment>>

Alternatively, our private psychotherapy referral service can help you find a psychotherapist in private practice. We provide a comprehensive initial  assessment with an experienced psychotherapist and a referral to a psychotherapist in private practice whose clinical work is well regarded by the Centre.

Click here for more information

For further  information about accessing therapy, please contact or call 020 7263  6200

Telephone line  opening times:

Monday          10:00am – 12:00pm

Tuesday          5:30pm – 7:30pm

Wednesday    5:30pm – 7:30pm

If  you call us outside these opening times, please leave a message with your name  and telephone number and we will contact you.

To  obtain further information about our Community Development Projects, please  contact us at or or call 020  7263 7860 or click  here to read more about our projects