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Counselling, Psychotherapy, Mindfulness in Central London

How therapy works

How therapy works

Therapy is about building on a positive relationship with your therapist, a springboard helping you make sense and manage your struggles. It’s also about learning tools and coping strategies to deal with your difficulties and move on towards the life you want.

No one-size-fits-all. We are all different and thus therapy is a very personal a nd subjective experience. We specialise in a range of therapy options, from short term CBT to mindfulness, schema and compassion-focused, and from person-centered to psychodynamic approaches. We are trained to work with individuals, couples and families and adapt therapy to tailor it around your unique needs and desire.

Length of sessions

Each session is 50 minutes.

Frequency of sessions

We usually see people weekly to help gain momentum in therapy. However, the frequency of sessions can be flexible
to suit your needs.

Type of Therapy

We are able to offer a range of therapy approaches including, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy,
Compassionate Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
and ‘third wave’ behavioural approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Based
Cognitive Therapy/Stress Reduction. (MBCT/MBSR)
When working with individuals we draw upon the therapy approach[es] that we feel would benefit you most. This decision
is based upon the current evidence base, clinical experience as well as your preference, if you indeed have a preference.
Therapy is usually a combination of exploration and learning coping strategies to manage challenges. However therapy
can be more or less focussed on either of these depending on what would be most beneficial for you.

Total number of sessions

We do not have a minimum number of sessions policy. The total number of sessions can be agreed between yourself  and your therapist at the beginning of therapy. It is helpful for yourself and your therapist to review the therapy at around session six.
This provides a good opportunity to reflect upon therapy progress, what to focus on in the remaining sessions
and agree a target regarding the remaining total number of sessions.

Alternatively some individuals prefer therapy on a longer term basis in which case the total number of sessions does not
need to be agreed upon at the beginning of therapy, although it can still be helpful to review the therapy at various intervals.

It would be helpful if you could provide us with the following details:

A brief outline of what you would like help with.
Your preferred day(s) and time(s) for sessions
If you have a preferred therapist (please see the tab ‘Our Therapists’ for more information on individual therapists.
(Otherwise we will allocate you a therapist that we feel will be suitable).
Your contact details.
If you are covered by private insurance or if you are funding the sessions yourself
If you are covered by private insurance please tell us which private insurance company you are covered by, your private insurance registration number and authorisation number as well as the total number of sessions that your private insurance have authorised.

Or

Kindly complete our short form below:

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We aim to reply within 24 hours or less. We will arrange the first session at a mutually convenient time and to offer you sessions as soon as possible with no or a very short wait time

Start your Therapy Journey from the heart of London.

We are 5 minutes walk from Oxford Circus Underground Station.

3 minutes if you walk faster.

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