Short-term Therapy in London

If you have a specific goal in mind, a short-term approach to therapy may work for you. Short-term counselling consists of 10 weekly appointments with an agreed focus.

As with all our counselling services, your first appointment will allow time to discuss your hopes in therapy and to assess your best way forward. Please let us know at your initial consultation if you are interested in undertaking time-limited therapy. We can discuss at that time whether this kind of short-term counselling might be right for you.

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7.30 am until 8.30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays
8.00 am until 6.00 pm

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What to expect from brief, time-limited therapy

For those who choose short-term counselling, specific goals in therapy will be agreed at your first appointment. In order to get the most from short-term counselling, it is best to limit the focus of brief therapy sessions to just one or two concerns.

Your initial consultation will be followed by 10 weekly appointments with a designated psychotherapist. Together, you and your therapist will work on your specific goals and carefully monitor your progress along the way.

As the 10 sessions come to a close, you will have the option of continuing your appointments for longer should you wish to do so. Some people choose to finish at the 10th session, as many of their issues will have been addressed by that time. Other people choose to continue with longer-term therapy and this is a personal choice for each client.

Our fees for short-term counselling are the same as for longer-term personal counselling and psychotherapy. Your fee will be agreed with you at your first appointment, based on your ability to pay.

For anyone thinking about starting therapy, we have put together a list of frequently-asked questions about therapy that you may find useful.

Short-term counselling is useful for many, though not all personal issues

Though many issues can be successfully addressed with short-term therapy, there are some personal issues that require more
in-depth, longer-term therapy. We will be able to tell you at your first appointment whether your goals in therapy might be achieved through brief, time-limited therapy or whether longer-term therapy would be more beneficial to you.

Though brief therapy is not suitable for everyone, short-term counselling has helped people with issues like stress and anxiety problems, low moods, problems at work or college, family issues, relationship problems, self-confidence issues and difficult transitions.

At your first appointment, we can help you decide if a short-term approach to therapy will be helpful in your circumstances. For more information, you can make an online enquiry.

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