Who we are

We are a small, community charity based in the borough of Richmond upon Thames, with almost 30 years’ experience across a range of mental health issues.

At our Richmond premises, we arrange a variety of confidential support services throughout the year, available to anyone over the age of 18.

Though we do not charge for our services, as a community organisation ASCA operates on a donation system, to ensure people have access whatever their financial circumstances. During an initial assessment appointment, an appropriate weekly donation will be agreed between you and your counsellor.

We offer one-to-one counselling and group services for:

  • People with issues around alcohol and/or drugs
  • People struggling to cope with/wanting support around a range of everyday mental health issues anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, loss, self-esteem, relationship issues, financial worries
  • Carers, family members, friends and anyone affected by someone else's alcohol or drug issues
  • People struggling with mild mental health issues such as anxiety / depression, that are under the current management of a mental health professional and / or GP
  • People in recovery from alcohol/drug issues who are at risk of relapse or experiencing difficulties in their lives

Please be aware:

  • To access our services you must be registered with a GP
  • We are not an emergency service, nor part of the NHS
  • We are not able to offer medical or crisis interventions

Could you benefit from our support?

If you feel that you could benefit, please contact us directly by telephone for further information.  

Address:  233 Lower Mortlake Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2LL
Office opening hours: Monday 8am - 6pm, Tuesday 8am - 3.30pm and Wednesday 11am -2pm
Telephone number: 020 8940 1160.  There is an 24-hour answer phone, if you leave a message we will get back to you within office hours. 

Staff team

Ranjit Dhillon - Chief Executive

Artemis Manias - Counselling Service Manager.

Julia Sands – Operations Manager

Susan Morgan – Counselling Co-ordinator

Helena Ostoja-Kotkowska - Group Facilitator & Office Admin Support


Geoff Pope - Chair

Pauline Gore - Treasurer    

Jean Goodland   

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