Thinking of counselling?
My name is Leonidas Panagiotou and I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I would like to take a couple of minutes of your time and invite you to my private practice 'My Counselling Place'.
The first biggest issue when it comes to therapy is being stuck in a waiting list that could take weeks or even months before you have your first session. That only makes things difficult for you. The second biggest issue is to not be given the service and support you look for.
At 'My Counselling Place' the goal to avoid keeping you wait and making things more difficult. My philosophy is to offer an environment that matches your needs.
Do you feel the need to talk to someone?
'My Counselling Place' is here for you.
This is the most common way of therapy. Having sessions with a therapist at their practice is by far the most popular and classic way of doing therapy. It offers immediacy and provides the opportunity for you to experience and be with another person whilst you narrate your story. Trust building is key.
Groups tend to be more challenging but you get to experience people who have similar issues and gain a support network through this. An individual session ‘may’ feel more confidential, more contained, more secure. Groups 'may' have different dynamics which may be hostile to some. It is all about how you feel in each setting.
This type is a helpful alternative to face-to-face counselling and sessions take place over the phone instead of in person. This form of counselling can be particularly useful for those too busy to attend face-to-face sessions, have disability problems or suffer from social phobias.
You do not feel comfortable talking about ‘it’ but rather writing it down? Be it video conference, audio or email this is the perfect match as you can have online sessions with your therapist instead. Benefits of online therapy is reduction of waiting lists, anonymity (if you feel so), better flexibility and doing it through the comfort of your home.