Our South East centre in London

Contact information

Visit our contact us page to send a message or find direct contact details below.

Address: 111 Isledon Road, Islington, London, N7 7JW (view on Google Maps)

Telephone: 020 7697 7777

Fax: 020 7697 7799

Email: london@freedomfromtorture.org

Centre Manager: Gillian Hughes

From the beginning, it was important to understand that this building was going to be receiving people who were in varying degrees of distress. Much architecture is brutal and angular - even aggressive. We, therefore, had to guard against using shapes, or materials, with unpleasant connotations.

Paul Hyett, London centre architect

About the South East centre

Our London Centre is the largest of our five centres and is also where most of our non-clinical staff are located. 

Designed especially for the treatment of torture survivors by the architect Paul Hyett, it was opened by journalist and former hostage John McCarthy in 2004, after an extensive fundraising appeal generously supported by our donors.

The building – complete with soaring glass windows and stripped wooden flooring within - is intended to be a safe and welcoming environment.

Corridors are curved and naturally lit to avoid an institutional feel. Consulting rooms are larger than those in previous premises, something considered to be of great importance given that the emotions often explored in counselling sessions - anger and fear - can often feel overwhelming in confined spaces.

Visiting the South East centre

If you are coming to the North West Centre for therapy and support, download our information sheet (PDF X MB).

If you are coming for a medico-legal report, download our information sheet in English (PDF X MB) or French (PDF X MB).

Real voices

Meet the staff - Patrick Bentley, therapist

I am a volunteer therapist with a background in social work and child mental health with the NHS. Since I retired, I volunteer with Freedom from Torture’s Children, Young People and Families team two days a week.
Read more from the South Eastern centre's Patrick