What we offer
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Therapy for Adults
A confidential space to reflect and move forward
Individual therapy gives you the space, privacy and time to discuss anything that is on your mind with one of our trainee therapists.
The relationship between you and your therapist is private and non-judgemental. All discussions in counselling are confidential and our trainee therapists are able to support clients with most problems.
Our clients come to Face2Face London to address issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, concerns around sex and sexuality, work stress and family problems.
An initial consultation with us usually can be arranged within a week. This first appointment will take place with a qualified therapist who will help you discuss your needs in counselling and explain how we might be able to help you. At this first meeting, we will help you decide which of our trainee therapists might be a good fit for you.
Your relationship with your trainee therapist is a unique one. Your therapist will help you to feel safe and understood, help you to open up and explore whatever might be troubling you, enabling you to move forward in new ways.
Personal therapy is useful for a range of personal issues such as:
- loss and bereavement
- LGBTQ+ issues
- obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- depression / unhappiness / low mood
- difficult life transitions
There is no limit what can be discussed in therapy
Our therapists are open to discussing anything that is bothering you. Instead of judging you for your thoughts, feelings or behaviours they will understand your circumstances without judgement.
Often, the topics that people talk about in counselling are the things that they feel unable to talk about elsewhere, for example:
- disordered eating
- gender identity
- sexual problems
Being in a couple can bring immense joy and comfort, but it can also be really hard. There are so many opportunities for feelings to get hurt or disagreements to blow up.
The issues that couples commonly bring to therapy include:
- poor communication
- frequent or explosive arguments
- sexual problems
- disagreements over parenting or domestic arrangements
- uncertainty about whether to stay together
- conflicts within blended families or with extended family
- lack of affection
Couples counselling can help any two people who are in, or have been in, an intimate relationship. The relationship may be new or well-established. The couple may be living together or apart, married or unmarried.
Their relationship may even be over. Some couples come to therapy to support them through the process of separating. We can help you to part ways without causing unnecessary damage to each other or any children you might have. Some couples come to relationship therapy long after separating, as they recognise that improving their relationship will improve their co-parenting.
We work with all couples without judgement: married and unmarried, gay and straight, monogamous and poly.
When Short-term therapy is suitable
Some people prefer to set a limit on the number of counselling sessions they are going to have. The number is up to you, but we suggest 10 or 12 sessions, as it can be hard to make sustainable progress in shorter timeframes.
Short-term counselling can be suitable if you only want to work on one specific issue or if you want to try counselling for the first time before deciding on longer-term therapy.
Some issues aren’t suited to short-term therapy, as they are too complex or need to be taken more slowly. These include childhood abuse, trauma and eating disorders.
What to expect from short-term therapy
Your initial consultation will be with one of our fully-qualified therapists. If you are interested in short-term therapy, please let them know and they will discuss with you whether the issues you wish to address are suited to short-term work.
When you start sessions with your ongoing therapist, they will explore with you what you want to focus on and set goals for the short-term counselling. The therapy will remain focused on this one issue and progress towards your goals. To maximise your progress during therapy, your therapist may suggest reading or other activities that you could do between sessions.
Short-term therapy is also available for couples as part of our couples counselling service.
Our affordable short-term counselling can help with many personal issues
The issues that can be worked with effectively in short-term counselling include:
- mild depression
- relationship issues
- work stress
- mild anxiety
- difficult decisions.
Extending your short-term therapy
Sometimes, in the course of short-term counselling, clients decide that they want to continue in therapy for longer. They may realise that there is more to the issue they are addressing than they first thought. They may realise how beneficial counselling can be and want more. Or their financial circumstances may have changed.
Whatever the reason, it is not a problem to extend your therapy. Just let your therapist know. You can then decide to extend by a further fixed number of sessions, or to switch to open-ended counselling where the end is not decided in advance.
To book short-term therapy, please get in touch.
Teenagers and Adolescent
Teenagers and adolescents can benefit from therapy to help with school stress, violence, bullying, their sexuality, the loss of a relationship or family member.
Therapy for teens focuses on building self-esteem and improving relationships and communication. Therapists who specialize in the treatment of teenagers are experts at helping adolescents to cope with stress, develop problem-solving skills, a strong sense of self and emotional strength.
Family therapy is a specific approach that helps teens by addressing the interpersonal and family issues that affect their mental well-being. For teens who are dealing with problems with the home environment or family conflicts, this type of therapy can help both the child and the family as a whole.
How it works
Family therapists utilize a number of techniques in order to help teens and their families. Their approach may include:
- Behavioral strategies such as role-playing and modeling effective communication
- Psychodynamic strategies such as talking about experiences to gain insight
- Structural strategies to address how family routines and dynamics play a role in how each member of the family functions
Benefits of Family Therapy
This type of therapy can help teens and families in a variety of ways.
Some of these benefits include:
- Improving communication
- Reducing conflict
- Improving the home environment
- Creating empathy
- Building family cohesion
- Developing healthy boundaries
Family participation and support can also help improve treatment outcomes. Research has also found that teens with families that participate in family therapy are less likely to drop out of treatment.
This approach can be helpful in addressing behavioral issues and coping with life changes such as moving, divorce, or the death of a loved one.
What to Expect
Family therapy can be short-term or last longer depending on the situation a teen or family is facing. Some sessions may focus only on your teen, but in most cases, it will involve all of the members of the family.
During your sessions, you will talk about the issues you are facing and explore other factors that may also contribute to issues including peer influences, stress, trauma, or underlying mental health conditions.
Therapy for Children
Age under 12
The therapy is centred around the interests and needs of the child. Children can choose to play with sand, water, clay, art materials, musical instruments, role play or familiar games to explore their thoughts and feelings.
Play therapy with parental cooperation
How it works
Play therapy differs from regular play in that the therapist helps children to address and resolve their own problems. Play therapy builds on the natural way that children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world around them. Through play therapy, children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways of relating to others. Play provides a safe psychological distance from their problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings appropriate to their development.
What to expect
A free parent consultation will provide an opportunity to make an initial assessment and to discuss your hopes for your child.
The first session will be planned for your child to get to know the therapist.
After this session a minimum of 12 session will be scheduled.