You may have some questions about counselling, if they are not addressed here, please contact us and we will answer them. We hope the information here will help you to understand what counselling is.
You can email us at email@example.com, text or ring on 07866 524 435. If nobody answers your call immediately please leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
When are your sessions available
All our counsellors are based in West or Central London and and our main office is in Ealing.
We provide sessions Monday to Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the time and day depends on availability. Normally you will need an appointment and a contract session to begin with.
Who we are
All our counsellors/psychotherapists are registered members of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) or BPS (British Psychological Society), we work independently and for various counselling/psychotherapy charities
We offer affordable counselling and the first assessment session is free. This initial session is designed for you to make an assessment of the counsellor and to decide if you can work with them.
What we offer is a chance to talk with a trained counsellor who will:
- Listen to you and whatever it is that you want to talk about.
- Be available for you to speak to every week for about 50 minutes.
- Keep whatever you say confidential.
- Not tell you what to do, will not judge you , will not give you advice about what is best for you. But may offer you information if you want it.
Counselling is to try and help you to work out how you want to be in the world. Sometimes we get stuck in relationships or there is confusion in life, family and friends may not understand or we cannot talk to those people who are close to us. A counsellor can help you to see things from a different viewpoint so that you can move forward in the direction that is useful for you.
No matter how big or small the problem we can talk about it. You might think about contacting a counsellor and then think 'oh no, they won't want to talk to me' or 'there are people with bigger problems or more needy' - we do want to speak with you and whatever you bring will be important.
Could You Benefit From Counselling
Often people come for counselling because they are feeling confused, upset and don’t know what to do. If you are experiencing or feeling ongoing anger, depression, anxiety, or other emotions or feelings that are causing you physical or emotional discomfort, you may benefit from talking with a Counsellor.
How Can Counselling Help
Friends and family can be supportive when life gets too much but at times it is hard to talk to them. Counselling can help you to feel and think about your life in a different way. Counselling can help people find their own solutions to problems, get an understanding of themselves and others, look at options in their life, explore values, express feelings, change behaviour, make choices, change relationships, or to become more fully aware.
Talking to a counsellors gives you the opportunity to say things you might not able to tell friends and family. Talking is important in counselling. When we talk about what we feel or what we have experienced it help us to make some sense of it all. If the problem stays inside us it can get to grow bigger and be more of a problem and then it is even harder to tell someone else.
You have to do the work with the counsellor – it is a joint effort. Counselling can help alleviate emotional pain and suffering. It can help you develop new skills to deal with the problems at hand. It can help increase your self-esteem. It can give you hope that there is a better way. You can take the new ideas and skills and put them into practice in your life.
The service varies from £15 per session to £50, and we offer concessions.
The number of sessions you have are up to you. They are once a week for up to 50 minutes.