Counselling - What is it?

What kinds of concerns may be successfully alleviated through counselling?

Counselling approaches

How counselling can help

How to make a start

Paul Stevens
Simply put, it's about talking through whatever concerns you with a trained guide. It can help you take a fresh look at your current circumstances or perhaps the difficulties of your recent past or early life in complete confidence. Sessions last one hour and run once a week.
I make use of a variety of counselling approaches including psychodynamic and person-centred
models and CBT techniques. I also draw on psychosynthesis which is concerned with both
personal and spiritual development. Every individual is different. For this reason, counselling is tailor made to meet the particular needs of the person who seeks help. Whether the work is short-term, long term or open ended, a counselling approach will be chosen to suit the individual.
There are times when people face situations which they feel they cannot work through on their own. It’s at times like those that the attentive support of a counsellor can be of real value. In the safe setting of the counselling room, there’s the opportunity for trust to develop and the chance to explore the underlying concern so it can be seen and understood in a new light.

During the course of the sessions, real inner change may occur, emotional
wounds may be healed, old issues may be laid to rest, and new possibilities realised.
To make enquiries or to book a first appointment, you can get in touch with
me directly on 0208 300 2524 or by email

When you attend a first meeting, you’ll have
the chance to relate your concerns and then consider whether you want to take the counselling further.

If you do, we will agree a contract to work
together for a short term (up to three weeks or
six weeks) or longer term (12 weeks or more)
block of sessions according to your needs.
  • difficulties in relationship
  • difficulties at work
  • difficulties involving the use of
    drugs or alcohol
  • anxiety, panic attacks or phobias
  • depression
  • suffering bereavement
  • suffering the long-term effects
    of childhood sexual, physical
    or emotional abuse
  • problems with career development
    or the feeling you are not fulfilling
    your creative potential
  • problems with planning your future
    and the direction your life is taking.
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