Lesley Haswell therapy counselling services London have other specialist counsellors here to listen and help anyone who may need to speak to an experience counsellor in London. For example in couple counselling.
What is counselling?
Counselling is a type of talking therapy. People talk to a counsellor about their problems. Counsellors are trained to listen sympathetically and can help people deal with any negative thoughts and feelings that they have.
There are several different types of counselling. For example, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is used to retrain a person’s way of thinking to help them cope with stressful situations.
For more information on different types of counselling, see Types of counselling, above.
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Counselling can help people:
• discuss their problems honestly and openly.
• deal with issues that are preventing them from achieving their goals and ambitions, and
• have a more positive outlook on life.
Everyone has different ways of coping with their personal difficulties. People often deal with stressful situations and events by talking to their partner, a family member or a friend. However, in certain situations, talking to a professional counsellor may be more helpful.
Admitting you need help is a positive step
At some stage, you will probably experience feelings of stress, disappointment and grief. At these times, seeking assistance can help you deal with your feelings and emotions.
Counselling can be a positive way of addressing any unresolved issues that you have. It can help you to understand your problems better, rather than ignoring them and hoping that they will go away, only for them to come back later. It can also give you a better understanding of other people’s points of view.
Anxiety Therapy London
A basic concept in CBT treatment of anxiety disorders is in vivo exposure—a gradual exposure to the actual, feared stimulus. This treatment is based on the theory that the fear response has been classically conditioned and that avoidance negatively reinforces and maintains that fear. This “two-factor” model is often credited to O. Hobart Mowrer. Through exposure to the stimulus, this conditioning can be unlearned; this is referred to as extinction and habituation. A specific phobia, such as fear of spiders, can often be treated with in vivo exposure and therapist modeling in one session. Obsessive compulsive disorder is typically treated with exposure with response prevention.[read more]
Grief Counselling London
Grief counseling becomes necessary when a person is so disabled by their grief, overwhelmed by loss to the extent that their normal coping processes are disabled or shut down. Grief counseling facilitates: expression of emotion and thought about the loss, including sadness, anxiety, anger, loneliness, guilt, relief, isolation, confusion, or numbness.
It includes thinking creatively about the challenges that follow loss, and coping with concurrent changes in their lives. Often people feel disorganized, tired, have trouble concentrating, sleep poorly and have vivid dreams, change in appetite. These too are addressed in counseling. [read more]
Confidentiality and Trust
Therapy is confidential. Knowing this will help you trust your therapist with your problem, so your therapist can help you. Confidentiality is only broken when someone is at risk of harm. Your therapist will give you professional insight, within a consistent and mutually respectful therapeutic relationship. Your therapist will not judge you or tell you how to live your life. For these reasons, many people choose to talk to a therapist rather than someone they know