We are here to provide you with a safe, supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment in which you can explore current difficulties in light of past experiences and future possibilities. This, we believe, is the essence of psychotherapy and counselling.
Our therapists and counsellors recognise that you are totally unique. The therapeutic experience is therefore a collaborative time of mutual exploration, in which your therapist or counsellor will neither provide answers, nor offer advice, but will be a partner to guide you through these difficult or problematic times. Having built trust and understanding with you, your therapist or counsellor can then offer reflections and interpretations of issues that arise.
During this process, your self-understanding will increase and together with your psychotherapist or counsellor you can explore solutions. By this means, healing can take place, recognition of your potentialities and self-confidence will increase, relational interactions improve, and, most important of all, you feel so much better
For many people considering psychotherapy and counselling, there is little or no framework from which to make the choice of a therapist or type of therapy. Finding a suitable therapist may therefore be a difficult task and we believe that someone seeking psychotherapeutic help needs guidance in this important decision.
The Psychotherapy and Counselling Centre (CPC) which incorporates the North West London Psychotherapy Centre (NWLPC) (can this be in bold too) was established in 1984. It is made up of a group of experienced and highly qualified psychotherapists and counsellors. Unlike many organisations, our therapists work in various locations, are from different schools of psychotherapy, and offer a variety of approaches. This is because, as a unique individual, one therapeutic approach may be more suitable than others for you.
Diversity is important to us. All our therapists are sensitive to issues of race, disability, gender and sexual orientation, and are drawn from all sectors of the community.
We suggest, therefore, that you attend an initial assessment session with a senior practitioner. During your initial consultation you will have the opportunity to discuss the issues you are facing and the frequency and form of therapy that will best address your individual needs. You can ask any questions you have about the process and practicalities of being in therapy and decide whether individual, couple or group therapy is most compatible for you.