Counselling is a talk-centred therapy which provides a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which to explore issues that are interfering with mental well being, levels of functioning and interpersonal skills.

How does counselling treatment help?

Through building trust over a number of sessions with a counsellor, the aim of counselling is for an individual to be able to disclose private thoughts and feelings so they can gain greater insight into their problems and build their self-esteem and self-respect. Ultimately, changes in behaviour, thoughts, feelings and ways of relating to themselves and others can improve and reduce the emotional distress someone is experiencing.

Counselling at Nightingale Hospital

At Nightingale Hospital London counselling can be accessed as an individual or a couple and can be for specialist issues such as Eating Disorders and Addictions. This can be in an outpatient, day patient or inpatient setting dependent on your needs. To understand the most suitable for your personal circumstances our team would welcome your call.

We have a number of counsellors with a breadth of experience to match your individual situation. We establish successful patient/therapist partnerships and achieve the most effective therapeutic relationship due to this extensive expertise. We will take the time to understand your problem and individual needs.

Couple counselling

In couple counselling, couples come together to examine their issues and determine the best way forward. Trust gained with the counsellor enables a couple to explore challenges that are relevant to their relationship. With increased insight comes increased understanding, leading to positive changes in behaviour, thoughts, feelings and dealing with conflict.

Specialist counselling

There are certain mental health difficulties that can be greatly helped by counselling developed specifically to heal a specific condition. Typically this is an area of counselling where expert knowledge of the symptoms, pathology and treatment of an illness is crucial to the outcome of the treatment.

Conditions such as eating disorders, addictions, post traumatic stress disorders, and obsessive compulsive disorders come under this category. Sessions in specialist counselling are highly focused and give a patient the opportunity to address and process their problem with an expert in the specific illness they are seeking help for. The aim is to establish healthier ways of coping with the issues that arise and to facilitate positive change.

Is counselling treatment right for you?

Counselling can be used to treat the mental health conditions listed below. The expected outcomes are a greater understanding of the problems you face and strengthened coping skills.

If counselling doesn’t sound right for you please remember there are other talking treatments we offer that may be more suitable for you. If you need advice on counselling or a counsellor we would welcome your call so you feel secure in the decisions you make. Please contact us confidentially on 020 7535 7700 24 hours a day.

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