It’s good to talk. It can make all the difference.
When talking to a friend or family member just does not seem to offer enough support, a counsellor can give an impartial view on things and suggest ways to avoid emotional trauma in the future. Whether you are looking for counselling in London or counselling online, our Therapy Clinic has a team of qualified therapist counsellors ready to help you improve your life.
If you’re one of many adults living with an anxiety disorder, you may constantly feel on edge or always worried about something to the point where it disrupts your life. With expert psychological help from Harley Street Psychotherapy Clinic, you can learn to manage your anxiety and reduce your symptoms.
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Counselling is a form of talking therapy, encompassing a range of methods. Counselling can offer you new ways of looking at your problems and thus open the door for you to find more effective ways of coping with them. A counsellor will not judge you and all counselling sessions are completely confidential.
Key counselling methods offered at Harley Street Clinic include:
A counsellor will talk through your problems and help you deal with negative emotions linked to current or past life traumas. Counselling can initially be quite painful for some clients, especially those who have tried to bury memories or ignore ongoing issues in their life. Facing up to these things is what counsellors are trained to help you do. No issue is too big or too small to deal with through counselling. That said, you do not need to have a specific issue that needs addressing to benefit from counselling. Depression anxiety can make you low for no reason at all, and counsellors appreciate this and are able to work with you to try and lift it.
If you find you are no longer enjoying your life, a counsellor may well be able to help you get back on track. As long as you are prepared to confront your issues and devote yourself to trying to make changes in your life, a counsellor can work with you to improve your outlook. You do not need to have a full mental breakdown in order to consult a counsellor. They are trained to help with people from all walks of life experiencing all kinds of different psychological issues. From counselling for teenagers struggling at school to counselling older people who have lost a spouse, to counselling for anxiety, Harley Street Clinic professional therapists can help. If you are not confident attending counselling in Central London, or simply do not live close by, then you can take advantage of counselling online.
Whilst there is a huge amount of overlap, the key difference is that counselling focuses mainly on talking through problems, whereas psychotherapy tends towards employing specific techniques designed to help you change your behaviour patterns as well as come to terms with negative influences in your life. That is not to say that a counsellor will not provide coping strategies – rather that there is slightly more focus on doing this in a systematic way when you see a psychotherapist. Neither method is better than the other. It is a matter of personal preference and needs.
Most people require at least six weekly sessions of counselling to see any kind of improvement. Many require a lot more. It depends on the nature of the issues which you are facing. Developing a strong working relationship with your counsellor is important. Counsellors typically provide short and medium-term support, after which time you may be referred to a psychotherapist in order to conduct longer term, more scientifically based work.
Harley Street Clinic therapy practitioners provide high-quality private counselling and psychotherapy services, carefully tailored to fit clients’ needs. Our counsellors provide an invaluable therapeutic relationship and listening service first and foremost, giving you the chance to get things off your chest without judgement or the risk of your problems being shared with anyone you do not wish them to be shared with. Counselling is shown to be very effective for most people, providing they are determined to see a change in their lives and believe they can be helped.
We offer an online counselling and therapy service using Skype and Facetime. Find more information about online skype therapy
For more information call 0203 488 3901 or email us. To book a counselling appointment in London with a Harley Therapy Counsellor, please fill in the online booking form.
If you are looking for relationship counseeling please visit our couples and marriage therapy pages