We now offer a Private counseling for our patients in a Private Clinic 

What is counselling?

Counselling is an environment where you can explore personal issues, problems and feelings in a safe, secure and confidential setting. It is about empathy, openness and respect.

 It is more than a listening ear; Counselling helps clients to look at their problems, to understand them and then with the counsellor’s support find a way through, it may be a way of enabling choice, or of deciding on change or reducing confusion.

Issues that People may bring to counselling:-

    • Bereavement

    • Loss

    • Anxiety

    • Obsessional thoughts

    • Low self-esteem

    • Depression

    • Low mood

    • Life crisis

    • Relationship issues

    • Suicidal feelings

    • Sexual abuse

    • Bullying

    • Physical abuse

    • Panic attacks

    • Eating disorders

(This is an example and not an exhaustive list)

 Which type of counselling is available?

There are Two main types of counselling:-


This is a fusion of two main types of counselling, Person Centred and Psychodynamic. I start from the premise that we all want to achieve our full potential, e.g. a rose with the right condition (sunshine, fertile soil etc) will grow and blossom, but a rose growing in poor soil and lacking in sunlight will try and grow and be the best it can be in those conditions.

Life’s journey is difficult! With many hurdles, but with counselling to help us overcome these difficulties, we look at the causes to enable us to find our own solutions.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

This looks at our cognitive process that is how we think. It highlights the link between our thoughts, our feelings and our behaviour, and how this cycle contributes to the problems and difficulties in our lives.

It focuses on the problems and difficulties we are facing now, and is a pro-active therapy.

CBT based Mindfulness, which is excellent at helping relieve anxiety and depression.

The NICE guidelines recommend CBT for the treatment of Depression and Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders

 How long will the counselling last?

This is very dependent on the nature of the issues, occasionally one session is sufficient, to the other end of the scale where long term work is necessary. 

What is the cost?

The cost of one session (1hour) is currently £45.

Making an appointment

Please phone or visit Alveley Medical Practice where the receptionists will arrange this for you or you can email the practice

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