December 27, 2012


Counselling London

Private Counselling London offers a network of counselling and psychotherapy services, at multiple destinations in Central London and surrounding areas. Starting any form of counselling can be a scary thought, even for those with previous experience of working with a counsellor.

Everybody tends to have a pre-conceived idea about what counselling is about, how it works and what we can expect to get out of it. The purpose of this website is to answer some of the questions you may have, and dispel any urban myths, thereby giving you a good understanding of what to – and what not to – expect when you attend counselling in London.

One core misconception people often hold is that a specific issue doesn’t warrant attending therapy, or even that it’s something to be ashamed of. In actuality, if something psychological is negatively affecting your day-to-day life, regardless of what it is, it’s worth considering attending therapy in London. There is nothing to be ashamed of: psychological issues can affect people from any walk of life and at any stage, and you should seek treatment for them in exactly the same way you would for a medical issue. All counselling does is help you to identify, understand and overcome whatever problem is bothering you.

We offer counselling in our London offices for a number of problems, including:

  • AnxietyCounselling London
  • Phobia
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sexual disorientation
  • Grief
  • Loss
  • Relationships
  • Gambling
  • Drug problems
  • Alcohol problems
  • Prescription drug misuse
  • Marriage
  • Trauma
  • Post Traumatic Stress

These can often overlap, so don’t be concerned if your issues don’t fall wholly into one of these areas. In fact, in most situations counsellors in London encounter there are varying combinations of factors at play. For example, anxiety, trauma and post-traumatic stress are all closely related, and problems in your marriage could be closely tied to gambling, alcohol or drug problems.

It may not be clear to you whether or not you definitely have a specific problem, but the pages on the site dedicated to the issue can give you a better understanding of what’s going on. However, you don’t need to make that determination yourself – if the problem is negatively impacting your life, even if it doesn’t seem like a “text book” example, it’s worth seeking help. We can worry about the classifications; your main goal should be overcoming the problem effectively and healthily.

A Private Tailored Approach to Counselling in London

This list is by no means exhaustive, so please do give us a call if you have an issue that isn’t listed and we can discuss your personal needs in detail. We are connected to a large network of professionally accredited counsellors, so you can rest assured that we will be able to help.

Whatever your discord, our aim at Private Counselling London is to provide a safe, comfortable space, where you can come and talk without fear of judgement. Somewhere where you can be yourself, or if required, somewhere you can find yourself.

We draw on many different counselling theories, but always hold the relationship with our clients central to our work. Trust is an important part of the relationship between a counsellor and client, because without it you won’t feel comfortable opening up about your feelings, thoughts and problems, and we wouldn’t be able to effectively address them. This is why establishing this trust is one of our core goals, and you can rest assured that we will never be judgemental or critical in our sessions. We’re here to learn about your situation and give you the tools you need to make positive changes.

Counselling Styles Including:

  • Humanistic Counselling
  • Gestalt
  • Person Centred
  • CBT – (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Psychosexual Counselling

We draw on many different approaches to counselling because every person and every issue is unique; there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach that can be blindly applied across the board. Our goal is to find a style of treatment that’s perfectly suited to your needs and your specific situation – for some, psychodynamic counselling might be well-equipped to address one issue, but for others cognitive behavioural therapy could provide a more direct and practical solution. Although specific approaches can be chosen as needed, the main benefit of drawing on many different theories is that they can be used in combination, enabling a multi-faceted style of treatment that helps you think about your situation in different ways.

On this site, you’ll find pages about these major approaches to treatment, which you can use to gain a better understanding of the core therapeutic models you may encounter when attending psychotherapy in London.

Professionally Accredited Counsellors

As you would expect from any self respecting organisation, we are members of the relevant professional bodies, and adhere to their strict code of ethics. We uphold these ethics and strive for the very best in terms of quality to ensure you get the support you need.

Our memberships include the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). The BACP is one of the largest governing bodies of counselling and psychotherapists in the UK today.

We fully comply with their code of ethics and have undertaken specialist BACP Accredited Training for your peace of mind. Our registration with the BACP is contingent of our work being regularly monitored by counselling supervisors of the highest calibre.

If you’re considering attending counselling at our offices in W1 London, get in touch with us today to discuss how we can help you. No matter what the problem is, we’re here to help you.

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