Providing opportunities to make new connections

Claremont is about people having opportunities to shine and live happier, healthier, more connected lives.

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We provide a multidisciplinary spectrum of services and activities that research and experience suggest makes for happier, healthier people and communities.

Upcoming Events

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Our calendar is always jam packed full of interesting activities and events, so take a look, find something that interests you, and come join us!

Fri 28

Coffee Morning (Drop in – all welcome!)

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 28

Creative Writing

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fri 28

Craft Group

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

So much more than just activties…

Claremont provides a spectrum of services aimed at personal and community development. In addition to activities relating to the arts, physical health, and learning, we also offer low cost  one-to-one psychotherapy and one-to-one art psychotherapy, both of which are open to all adults in Islington, as well as a psychotherapy group and three art psychotherapy groups for those aged 55 and older.

A formal referral isn’t necessary, although many people come to us via a recommendation from their GP.

If you would like to know more about the service, please contact Dr Claire Marshall, Clinical Manager for Psychotherapy at Claremont on 020 7689 8091 (or you can email her at Claire at

You can also find more information about the psychotherapeutic services on their dedicated pages on this web site.

Claremont also offers a Social Prescription programme, in partnership with Islington Giving and local GP practices. This programme aims to improve the health and psychological well-being of older people in Islington, especially those not already engaged in community-related activities. Participating GP’s can refer patients to Claremont for consultation on a range of potentially appropriate activities which take place at Claremont or with other partners in the programme.

For those aged 55 or older, Claremont offers a rich array of classes, groups and activities. There is a regular weekly programme of over 34 activities, ranging from art, music, literature, and fitness, to a huge variety of dance.

In addition to the regular programme, we have free concerts, dance and music events showcasing different cultures, fairs, parties, short courses (from clowning to portrait photography), and much more. There are also areas to just sit, have a tea or coffee, read the papers and chat with other members. Membership is free and class cost varies from free to £4, with most being just £1.50.

Finally, we also offer Portfolio Building courses. These ten week courses are especially designed for those wanting to develop their portfolios and extend their art making practice to apply for future Art Therapy training. Run by both Professional Artists and HCPC Art Psychotherapists, the courses aim not only to build strong portfolios but to develop knowledge of a range of art materials, fine observational skills and aesthetic reflection – all key tools for the practicing Art Psychotherapist. Click here for more information.

Claremont is a friendly place and we look forward to seeing you here!

Support & Therapies

Making a real difference

Our services are based on values relating to mattering – that we need to matter to someone. Mattering is about being seen, witnessed, listened to, celebrated and supported. It is about genuine friendship and connection. You can read more about this elsewhere on the site.

We work with a range of people, especially those who are isolated and lonely, and we have substantial experience providing services for older people. In this latter respect we are campaigning nationally for greater cohesion, quality and ambition in the provision of day time services.

Here is a short film about our work with older adults: