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Is counselling only for people with serious mental health issues?

No, counselling can be for anyone that wants to improve themselves or their situation. The greatest difficulty most of us face is finding the strength and resilience to be the best version of ourselves despite life struggles. 

What is the aim/point of counselling?

At London counsellors we feel the aim of counselling is to facilitate growth towards authenticity, empowerment, freedom of expression (feelings, thoughts and emotions). We aim to do this by providing an empathetic, non-judgemental and confidential listening ear. Counselling should provide an environment to gain mental space, explore thoughts, feelings, choices and consequences. Everyone deserve to feel better, having the space to be real, authentic and free to express thoughts, feelings and emotions.

What can I get out of counselling/Therapy ?

Sessions are for you to use how you like. However, others have said they come in order to:

  • Make sense of things that I can not make sense of alone.

  • Have someone hear me and not tell me what I should or should not be doing or thinking.

  • Say things out loud that I have never said to anyone else.

  • say things that are highly confidential and that those close to me would be angry, distressed, or disappointed to hear.

  • Have space to think about who I am, whom I want to be, and what I really want from life.

  • Manage my emotions/ feelings about people, relationships, or circumstances.

The list is not exhaustive, many people may also come to counselling, simply to learn more about themselves and to develop/maximise their potential.

How much does each counselling session cost?

£50 - 90, Counselling for Individual (adult) - face to face, depending on location.

£50 - 90, Counselling for Individual (adult) - telephone, internet/zoom/what's app sessions.

£60+, Couples counselling sessions.

£60+, Family counselling sessions.

£60+, Youth/Young person ( 14-21) counselling sessions ( initial assessment session with parents £65).

£60, Supervision.

There are some concessionary spaces available for students and those on low income.

Can I talk about anything?

It doesn't matter what you’re going through, big or small ….You are, welcome to bring it to our Counselling sessions. There is nothing too big or small, to talk to us about. Counselling is for anyone that wants to improve themselves or their situation. We work with issues inc

How long does each Counselling/therapty session last?

Each session lasts 50 minutes (this is known as a therapy hour, as 95% of counsellors will offer this time frame), however couples or/and family sessions can last up to 90 minute (1 hour and a half).

What type/kind of issues do you work with at London Counsellors?

We have extensive experience of working with trauma, childhood sexual abuse, family, Work related issues and conflicts, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, immigration/relocation issues and changes, loss, Abuse, Bereavement, Depression, Difference, Disability, Health related issues, Identity, Long term health conditions, Loss, Self-esteem, Relationships, Sexuality, Stress, Microaggressions and Transitions amongst other things. We work traditionally offering talking therapy but also believe that at times when words can be difficult, creative exercises can facilitate expression.

What type of therapy do you offer?

We are integrative therapists, that means we help people to develop a better understanding of themselves and their difficulties by providing a supportive, non judgemental confidential presence which fosters an environment that promotes growth and change.we do however have Counsellors specialising in Psychodynamic, Person-centred/humanistic, CBT and Intercultural therapy.

Where are you face to face Counselling/Coaching sessions held?

We offer sessions in various locations in London, however, our greatest availability is based at our Stockwell space (near Stockwell station), in central, south London. - We are currently only offering sessions online ( 2022).

I can't come to a session in person, what other options do you have?

We offer telephone or internet counselling for those that are physically restricted from attending a session, those that have time or location constraints, or those that would prefer this method over meeting in person.  We also offer flexibility in method, allowing sessions to begin with online virtual sessions (zoom) and then later change to face-to-face sessions.

Do you offer a discount?

There are some concessionary places for students and those on low incomes.

I am not in the UK can I still have Counselling sessions?

Visiting, working or living in a different country does not have to stop or end your therapy sessions. We are still able to offer sessions virtually via zoom or telephone ( via WhatsApp/ Skype). However, it is important to understand that the work being undertaken between you and your Counsellor would be in accordance with the laws of the Practitioner’s own country, which in this case is the United Kingdom and any disputes will be subject to the United Kingdoms' country’s law.

What are the terms and conditions ?

Are the sessions private?

We understand how important it is to be able to speak freely and not have what you have said shared or used against you. London Counsellors Ltd is committed to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality. Exceptions to this policy are where I was to believe that you are someone else would be at serious risk of harm. Consultation may be sought with another professional, but in this unusual situation the matter will be discussed with you and a mutually agreeable way forward will be sought, where possible. We are generally committed to empowering our clients to take effective steps to resolve any difficulty before sharing any information.

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