About CPF Counselling Croydon

CPF Counselling was founded in 1977 as Croydon Pastoral Foundation {one of the first of the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) network counselling centres to be established} to provide access to affordable counselling for people over the age of 18 years in the Croydon area and beyond.

CPF continues to benefit from the WPF Network standards by membership of the National Counselling Network (NCN).  This is an association of BACP or BPC Accredited counselling centres which hold a common aim to offer high quality and professional counselling to their local communities.  In addition to being psychodynamically oriented, members differentiate themselves from other counselling organisations by:
  • delivering professional, affordable/low cost counselling
  • being independent third sector providers
  • providing an alternative to the NHS and
  • ensuring that new clients are seen in a relatively short timeframe.  
NCN members meet, communicate, network and share best practice, particularly in respect of psychodynamically - led counselling                                                                                                                 
CPF is a non profit-making charitable organisation. All counselling is carried out in our counselling rooms at our Kyle House centre, which is situated in the heart of Croydon. Clients self-refer and come to us from the borough of Croydon, although we also take clients from areas outside this.

Many G.P.s refer clients to us, particularly clients suffering from Depression or Anxiety, although we have counsellors trained to work with a variety of issues.

Find our details in The Counselling Directory: www.counselling-directory.org.uk


We offer counselling Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 9.00 pm and Saturday morning.
  • Ethics: CPF Counselling is a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) - accredited counselling service and undergoes regular annual assessment to ensure that it continues to meet the exacting professional requirements of that association. www.bacp.co.uk

    The centre complies with and operates to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

    All personal information disclosed by a counsellor is confidential to the centre except in circumstances outlined by the BACP Ethical Framework (e.g. in a court of law). All CPF members abide by this code.
  • Equality of opportunity: CPF is committed to equality of opportunity for access to our services for clients, counsellors and staff. We welcome all adults regardless of age, gender / gender reassignment, marriage / civil partnership, pregnancy / maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation and disability although wheelchair access to the building is unfortunately not possible.
  • Complaints: CPF Counselling has a complaints procedure, which is available on request.