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Spectra Counselling Services -Wandsworth

SPECTRA CIC offers counselling, mentoring group work and mindfulness training for young people identifying on the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer +)spectrum and from BME (black minority ethnic) communities.  Young people can self refer or be referred by parents/carers or professionals.

ELIGIBITY CRITERIA:

  • Live, work or socialise/in education in Wandsworth
  • 13+ years,
  • Not attending mainstream Integrated Sexual Health (ISH) services, difficulty attending ISH services.
  • Unprotected sex, Low/unrealistic knowledge levels around sex and sexual health
  • Sexual exploitation and consent issues
  • Consent, Protection, Harassment, Bullying and Abuse.
  • Groups can include, and not limited to: Boys and Young Men, People with Learning Difficulties or Disabilities, Young LGBT People (up to 25, but with an emphasis on under 18s), Homeless People/people at risk of homeless, Black African and Black Caribbean communities.

COUNSELLING ELIGIBITY CRITERIA INCLUDES THE ABOVE, PLUS:

  • Consent to counselling assessment which indicates counselling is appropriate and suitable.
  • Client consents/commits to attend regular sessions
  • Client is stable and not under the care of other therapeutic professionals.

Spectra’s Wandsworth team include: Outreach Mentor, Counsellor, Outreach Programme Manager and Programme Sessional staff.

Thematic focus will include:

  • Sex and sexual health
  • Healthy Relationship Challenging Unhealthy Gender roles/perception and identity,
  • Consent, Self-esteem/healthy self, Pornography/exploitation,
  • Sexual Bullying (incl. social and online media), Stigma/discrimination,
  • Sexualised use of Drugs & Alcohol and Mindfulness for stress/health.

OUTREACH:

  • Offering sexual health and contraception information, risk assessment, HIV testing, STI screening,
  • Specific group events
  • National campaigns, such as national HIV Testing Week (NHTW)

For individual referrals please complete our individual referral form, available from oliver@spectra-london.org.uk and return it to SPECTRA.

If you are interested in a group provision (singular or series of 6) or referring an individual for a one-to-one intervention (up to 6 sessions) please do get in touch.

Oliver O’Donohoe, Wandsworth Outreach Mentor  oliver@spectra-london.org.uk / 07903 457920

For Counselling contact: counselling@spectra-london.org.uk or ben@spectra-london.org.uk

Who to contact

Contact Name
Oliver O’Donohoe
Contact Position
Wandsworth Outreach Mentor
Telephone
E-mail
oliver@spectra-london.org.uk
Website
Spectra Wandsworth webpage

Where to go

Name
SPECTRA CIC
Address
Training & Resource Centre
Alma Road
London
Postcode
SW18 1AQ
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Local Offer

Description

What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

This service offers counselling, mentoring group work and mindfullness training for young people identifying on the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer +) spectrum and from BME (black minority ethnic) communities.  Young people can self refer or be referred by parents/carers or professionals.

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Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Secondary (11-16 years)

Last updated: 03 Jan 2019

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