Creating the safe space for individuals seeking counselling and psychotherapy in London
The idea of choosing a therapist can be a daunting one. The first stage of the counselling and psychotherapy service I offer in London and online is to ensure that we will work well together. Successful therapy relies on the strength and openness of the relationship between client and therapist. If the client is not comfortable enough to open up, it is going to be difficult to meet the goals agreed in the work together.
As I appreciate it can be hard to find the right therapist, I offer a lower rate for our first private therapy session in London and online. This initial consultation will help us understand whether we are a good fit and could work well together.
During our sessions we might focus on different types of important relationships that you have experienced, including in your early life. It is important for you to be completely confident that between us we will create the safe and non-judgmental space in which you feel free to express and explore thoughts, feelings, memories and events which may be challenging and sometimes painful.
In this judgement-free space I will be able to support you as we work towards your short and longer-term goals. The psychotherapy and counselling I provide in Central London are used by people across the capital who wish to work on issues related to depression, anxiety, loss and bereavement, trauma, family and relationship difficulties, sexuality, sexual and gender identity, isolation, bullying, stress and a number of other issues.
No matter the type of issues you are experiencing if you are in London and you think counselling and psychotherapy might help, please reach out. Together we could create the space you need to explore issues and work towards change and a happier and fulfilled life.
What if you need a psychotherapist in London?
Working as a counsellor and psychotherapist in London, my main goal is to work together with you to review your current patterns of thoughts, behaviour and relationships. Overall, our aim will be to create long-term change which allows you to live a life which feels healthier to you.
If you have not tried any counselling or psychotherapy before, you might not know the difference between the various therapy and counselling services available in London. When it comes to the difference between a counsellor and a psychotherapist, the distinction is small but important.
Counselling will often focus on shorter-term issues. These might relate for example to loss or bereavement, although these sometimes might need to be addressed in a longer-term process. Often counselling can help in the short-term to help the client with some behavioural changes for example at work or in relationships.
Psychotherapy is more likely to deal with longer-term issues and might require deeper work which has no clearly defined end-point. The longer-term work might be required if the issues are related to well established behaviours, thoughts and feelings which might stem from early relationships with parents, care givers and teachers. Making these deeper changes requires hard work and commitment. By building the space you need, free from judgement and full of support, together we can take the first step of the journey.