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20th June 2019 

Free Initial Consultation

Therapy is an effective way of dealing with personal problems. It provides a safe environment in which to talk things over and explore your feelings in a non-judgmental setting, often impossible to find elsewhere.

Therapy works by helping you understand how your life experiences are affecting you in the present, influencing the way that you think, and the way that you relate to yourself and others.

It's not easy. We do not tell you what to do. We aim to give you choices. To explore options that you may not have considered.

Our approach is called psychodynamic, which simply means that we work together. Two psyches (minds) interacting dynamically. We are not limited by any one theory or technique. Instead we work with any and every technique that is relevant to the situation.

We are professionally qualified and experienced therapists offering help for a wide range of problems and issues. Our consulting room is conveniently situated 100 yards from Mansion House tube station.

Everything discussed with your therapist is confidential. If you are willing to be honest with yourself and prepared to work, you can change your life.

Reasons for coming to therapy:

  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Lack of confidence or self-esteem
  • Depression, emptiness
  • Difficulties with starting, sustaining or finishing relationships
  • Work-related problems
  • Coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, divorce or redundancy
  • Eating difficulties such as anorexia and bulimia
  • Family worries, conflicts and crises
  • Sexual dysfunction and sexual identity problems
  • Anger issues
  • Trauma
  • Phobias
  • Understanding yourself better
  • Alienation
  • Nightmares
  • Self harming
  • Suicidal thoughts

  • What next?

    To arrange a consultation call us on 020 7760 7541 or email us at [email protected]. The Initial Consultation is free. Ongoing sessions are charged at 70 per session. Payment is by either cash or cheque at the end of each session. Concessions are available and can be discussed with your therapist.

    All enquiries are treated in confidence. You will find further information on counselling, psychotherapy and our practice in the following pages which we hope you will find useful.

    Points to ponder before the first meeting

  • Why now? What brings you to therapy now and not 6 months ago?
  • What will successful therapy look like? Will you look different? Will you feel different? Will your life have changed, and if so, how?
  • A good therapist will be able to help you experience emotions you may not even know exist. Are you ready to begin what may turn out to be very difficult journey of self discovery?

  • Points to ponder after the first meeting

  • How do you feel about your counsellor?
  • Do you feel listened to?
  • Does your counsellor understand your needs?
  • Do you feel hopeful about the future?
  • Remember, this is about working through your difficulties, and it is important that you feel comfortable.

  • Location

    Mansion House Counselling Practice is located near Mansion House tube station on Queen Victoria Street in The City, providing Counselling and Psychotherapy in Central London within easy reach of Westminster (Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey), Whitechapel (Royal London Hospital), Embankment (The South Bank Centre, The Royal National Theatre, The Hayward Gallery), Victoria, Sloane Square and Chelsea.

    About Us

    Mansion House Counselling Practice is part of a collective of experienced and qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists in The City and Central London. We all share a common sacred respect for the human spirit in all it's forms.

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    Useful Websites

  • Amnesty International - Human Rights

  • Anxiety UK

  • Association of Christian Counsellors

  • British Humanist Association - Non-Religious Organisation

  • CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably - charity dedicated to preventing male suicide

  • Cruse Bereavement Care

  • FRANK - Drug Abuse

  • The Gender Trust - Gender Identity Support

  • Jewish Care - A charity that offers care and support to people in the Jewish community

  • MIND - Mental Health Charity

  • Muslim Counsellor & Psychotherapist Network

  • NHS Choices

  • OCD UK - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Charity

  • Rape Crisis

  • Rape Crisis For Men And Boys

  • Refuge - Domestic Violence

  • Samaritans

  • Survivors UK - Male Rape And Sexual Abuse

  • Terrence Higgins Trust - HIV Charity

  • Trans Unite - Charity offering access to UK Trans Support Groups

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