Counselling is the opportunity to speak with someone in depth about what is going on for you. You may wish to talk about the sexual abuse, other things which have happened in the past, any difficulties in your current life, concerns about the future, your feelings about yourself, managing your feelings, your relationships with others, or anything else which is on your mind.
If you are interested in counselling or would like to have a chat with someone about counselling, please do contact us. You may not be sure if we are the right service for you. No problem, contact us anyway and we’ll do our best to help or to point you in the right direction.
This service is available to those resident in any London Borough. If you prefer, or if getting to us is tricky, you can speak to a counsellor over the phone or using online chat or by text.
What you say is important to us and personal to you. We take confidentiality very seriously and only in very extreme cases would we contact anyone else about what you are telling us. But we also care about your safety and the safety of others and if we think you, or someone else, is in immediate risk of serious harm, we will take steps to keep you and others safe. If you want to check that out in more detail before you tell us something, then please do and then you can decide what you feel ready to tell us.
From January 2020…
We will be offering Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a type of therapy used to treat the symptoms of trauma
What is EMDR?
When we experience traumatic events, the thoughts, feelings and memories can often be so overwhelming that we are unable to separate from them and become stuck. Our ability to move on from them may seem impossible at the time and can leave us feeling in a state of distress and hopelessness. However, the mind can often heal itself naturally, in the same way as the body does and much of this natural coping mechanism occurs during sleep, particularly during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.
Francine Shapiro developed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), over 20 years ago, applying this natural process of coping to successfully treat Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). EMDR works by helping the brain to process distressing memories, reduce their influences and allow individuals to develop ways to effectively get on with their lives.
If you are interested to learn more about in this short-term (up to 9 sessions) therapy then click here.