We love talking therapies. A successful course of therapy can and should be life changing.
The evidence says that more important than which therapy you have, is who you have the therapy with. It’s so important that you see someone that you trust, and that you believe can help you find the answers that you need.
We choose our therapists because they have a lot of training and experience, but also because we like them, and we hope that you will too.
If you’re having difficulties and you think that therapy might be helpful, then please call one of our advisors on 0203 326 9160 to discuss how we can help you.
We have a nationwide team of counsellors and psychotherapists who can work with adults, children, individuals, families and couples.
Some common problems that our therapists help with include:
Call 0203 326 9160 to discuss whether therapy is right for you or use our enquiry form to request a call back
Research has shown that talking therapies are hugely effective and many studies have shown they are as effective as antidepressants and more likely to help long term.
Therapy can work in different ways. Sometimes it helps set you free from difficult experiences you may have had in your past. Cognitive therapies are more focussed on how you process thoughts and feelings now. Either way, successful therapy should help you to reduce difficult thoughts and feelings, and replace them with a happier outlook.
Clients normally meet their therapist for 50 minutes or an hour every week, for several weeks. The number of weeks depends on the individual, for some 6 sessions may be enough, for others 20 and some people stay in therapy for several years. Your counsellor or therapist will guide you on this.
The content of the session will differ depending on the type of therapist you see. You may spend the time talking through problems, you may work with your therapist to develop coping mechanisms and strategies or you may use art, drama or music to work through difficulties. You can read more about the types of therapy we offer here and our clinical advisors are available for a friendly, informal chat to help you decide which is best for you.
Lots of people get confused about this and no wonder as there is much debate on this subject between psychotherapists and counsellors themselves!
Psychotherapists tend to train for longer and as a result often work with more complex clients or those who want to have long term therapy (a year or more). However, many counsellors also work with complicated cases and work in depth as well.
One of the most important aspects of starting therapy or private counselling services is choosing the right person to work with as you will need to place your trust in them.
In order for you to feel comfortable enough to talk about difficult things, you need to find someone you feel safe with. But how do you know who is the right person is?
Man or woman? You may instinctively choose someone of the same sex as you, but often working with a person of the opposite sex can be really helpful as well.
The first session – an initial appointment will allow you to get to know your therapist and get a feel for whether you can build a relationship with them. At Clinical Partners we will help you select someone who is right for you and very rarely do we find people want to change, but if you do, that’s fine – we can help you choose someone else.
Ask questions - Don’t be afraid to raise any concerns you have.
What type of therapy? Therapists train in different modalities, for instance psychodynamic, humanistic or CBT and finding a modality you are happy to work with is an important step in choosing a therapist. Read our guide on the different types of psychotherapy and counselling to find out which might be right for you.
Because you can trust us to arrange for you to see a friendly and expert clinician who can help you.
Our Clinical Team of over 200 Partners are based all over the UK. They provide thousands of outpatient appointments and reports every year, and we can usually see you within a few days.
We choose our Partners carefully. They are all highly trained and experienced, but they’re also the ones that patients keep telling us they like working with, as well as their clinical expertise they have the warmth and love of their work that makes them really effective.
If you think that therapy could be helpful to you and aren’t sure where to start then just call us – we’re here to help.
Please call 0203 326 9160 to discuss whether therapy is the right option for you or use our contact us form to request a call back.