Off The Record

Free and friendly online counselling, drop-in support and workshops for young people in Croydon, Sutton or Merton.

Service Notice

We are endeavouring to respond to all new registrations within 72 hours, however due to unprecedented demand, there may be a delay. If you would prefer phone counselling instead of online written counselling, you can register for this here 

In the coming weeks, we hope to contact everyone requesting online counselling by phone or message to confirm and speed up registration

Our Online Counselling service is open to young people aged 11-25 from Croydon, Sutton and Merton.

If you are a young person signing up for online support, register here.  If you are a parent or professional wanting to know more, please email onlinecounselling@talkofftherecord.org 

Exciting news: Online Workshops are now running! Take a look at our programme and sign up for free on the 'Workshops' tab at the top of the page

More important news: Our online drop-in service runs from 4.00 - 6.00pm every Monday You can register here on the site between 2.00 and 5.30pm every Monday (just click on the 'Drop-In Support' box below between these hours).  We aim to offer everyone who registers a live chat session of at least 20 minutes with one of our counsellors. 

Ongoing Counselling

Free online counselling, giving you one-to-one support to help you through tough times.

I want to talk to a counsellor


Free and informal online workshops, designed to provide practical help and information about key issues you might be struggling with in your life.

Register for Workshops

About this site

Our services are provided by Off The Record, a charity supporting young people in tough times. We also provide face to face services, which you can find using the links below:

Home talkofftherecord.org/
Twitter talkOTR
Facebook offtherecord