Mental Health Information
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People who are unhappy or in distress often feel a need to talk.
Talking Therapies represent a range of psychological interventions which provide an opportunity to share your problems in privacy and confidence with a person who is trained and skilled in the art of listening and who is not personally involved in your situation. Talking Therapies are often referred to as counselling.
Counselling is more than just talking. Counselling is also about change and can help you build on your strengths, while you discover new ways of managing the more problematic aspects of your life. This process can lead you to a deeper understanding of yourself and of the factors which have given rise to your problems in the first place.
" I felt supported and listened to. I was very critical of myself but now I see that these voices are not my voices and my therapist helped me to see it. I love Mind's Talking Therapy"
" I am glad that I was able to get counselling because it offered me support and introduced a new way of thinking. It helped to diffuse a lot of the pain and anger that I had been carrying"
If you want to find out more about our Talking Therapies and counselling you can download our leaflet by clicking on the Communities of Recovery image below. If you want to aply or make a referral you can do so by clicking on the Referral Form icon below.
Please note that you must be a resident in, or registered with a GP in, Westminster in order to access 1:2:1 counselling.
Just as there are different ways of using counselling, there are a variety of approaches used by counsellors. We offer integrative, psycho-dynamic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioural and existential approaches. However, clients often report that it is the quality of the relationship with the counsellor that matters rather than the details of the particular approach.
For some people, counselling can bring about an immediate improvement. Whilst for others, change happens more gradually. Your counsellor can help you to monitor your progress.
For some people, it is important to be counselled by someone who comes from a similar or a completely different background. Our counsellors come from a range of different cultures and some can offer counselling in languages other than English. If you have any culture, gender or language preferences, please let us know.
Mother Tongue Counselling Service is committed to provide one-to-one talking therapy sessions personalised to suit the linguistic and cultural needs.
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To find out more about how to apply to become an honorary counsellor, click here.