UK Council for Psychotherapy

UKCP

Accredited Psychotherapist

British Association for
Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP

Accredited Counsellor

Counselling & Psychotherapy
Central London, Camden, Kings Cross, London NW1
Glen Gibson - Dip. Counselling, MA Psychotherapy, Dip. Psychotherapy
UKCP & mBACP Accredited male Therapist, Counsellor & Psychotherapist

therapy@counselling-london.org.uk 020 7916 1342

Counselling & Psychotherapy - Additional Information

Google by Glen Counselling. Please note that I use the words "counselling services London", "counselling in Camden Town", "counselling in Kings Cross", "psychotherapy", "psychotherapeutic counselling services in London" & "talking therapy in London" and also "counsellor in London", "psychotherapist in London", "psychotherapeutic counsellor in London" & "talking therapist in London" interchangeably. I am trained & accredited as a counsellor, psychotherapist & talking therapist and I am happy to discuss their differences with you.
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Mode, Frequency & Duration of Therapy Sessions

Mode Of Therapy In my London counselling practice I value the face to face interactions of counselling - person to person as they are more real and authentic than online interactions.

Initial Arrangements I offer an initial meeting so I can clarify what's happening in your life, any issues, concerns. I will want to hear about your situation and why you have come in order to assess your central needs and what will best help you. Following this, regular, weekly, open-ended therapy sessions will typically be agreed. Starting counselling is an important step and becomes a commitment for both of us.

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Therapy Duration Things build up over time and for most problems there are usually no quick-fixes or easy resolutions and I do not pretend to offer them. Any pain that comes from deep within can take time to be discovered, healed. Lasting change takes time. The structures of our mind in infancy have been formed, yet our brain has the power of plasticity. Getting beyond our familiar defences and moving into change has it's own individual timescale. Psychotherapy is usually long term and considers underlying difficulties and unresolved conflicts, the unconscious, our coping strategies, alongside how we think, our own values, dreams, hopes, aspirations and what really matters to us. Occasionally a fixed number of counselling sessions can be arranged. This may be suitable for brief work, where people need to concentrate on a particular problem.

Homework & Reviews Any understanding or theory needs to be put in practice, experienced out there in the world. Therefore I sometimes suggest you try new things out by offering "homework", tailored to your needs. This can also help you test what works, and what doesn't. Periodic reviews are offered to mark progress and future focus of counselling.

Endings Ending is discussed and planned in advance with the counsellor / psychotherapist.

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Referrals

Receiving Referrals Alongside personal referrals and recommendation from clients, I accept counselling and psychotherapy referrals from GP practices, employers and law firms, other psychotherapists and counsellors, as well as psychologists and other professionals. Potential clients will be offered an initial meeting for counselling or psychotherapy as soon as possible. People will need to have an interest in thinking about themselves and desire to change in order for the therapy to be effective. If I am unable to see you or you would prefer to see a counsellor close to you, I am able to put you in touch with other counsellors throughout London, including Camden.

Counselling Central London Psychotherapy - Counselling Services London - Counsellor Camden Psychotherapist
Counselling & Psychotherapy Unsuitability

Counselling Unsuitability The counselling and psychotherapy service I offer is not suitable for:

  • Couples
  • Individuals who are unwilling to address their acute addiction problems
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • People with obsessive thoughts, behaviours, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • People with severe mental health problems
  • People who selfharm or are suicidal
  • People with eating disorders (e.g. anorexia nervosa, bulimia)
  • Work related bullying, harassment
  • Pre-trial therapy
  • People who need diagnosis, a "label" of a condition, reports to third parties. If these are required, counselling psychology - see British Psychological Society, medical, psychiatric input will be more appropriate than counselling, psychotherapy. (See also Science Or Art?)

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More About The Counsellor

Counselling Training My counselling training has given me a broad counselling knowledge, including Humanistic, Psychospiritual, Transpersonal Psychosynthesis models and others. I also hold a psychodynamic context and am able to offer CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) counselling techniques if required. My experience and training as a counsellor includes acknowledging multiple meanings, working creatively with a range of integrative counselling approaches and strategies. It combines the physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, and spiritual aspects of a person and help me gain a broader understanding of myself and others.

My Continued Professional Development In Counselling I undertake continuing professional counselling development and training in order to enhance my counselling knowledge and experience, and be informed of advancement in the counselling field.

More about my counselling approach, philosophy & style of practice...

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Fees

A set fee is charged and I have a limited number of reduced rates for those on a low income. It is usual for the full fee to be charged for missed counselling and psychotherapy sessions.

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