It is not always easy for members of the public to identify a therapist who is appropriately trained and experienced. With this in mind, West London Counselling and Psychotherapy Service (WLCPS) offers a consultation and referral service for individuals seeking private counselling or psychotherapy in West London. Founded in 1995, the service is known and respected within the local professional community.
WLCPS therapists are well trained, qualified and experienced. All have had extensive experience as mental health professionals in clinical psychology, social work or counselling prior to completing a rigorous training in psychotherapy lasting a minimum of four years. Most therapists have also undertaken further post-qualifying training. All are registered and accredited in the UK with one or more relevant professional organisations according to their training and specialisation. (For further explanation see Qualifications.)
The service is conveniently situated for Acton, Brentford, Chiswick, Ealing, Hammersmith, Hanwell, Holland Park and Shepherds Bush. It is an easy journey from Kew, Kensal Rise, Mortlake, Paddington, North Kensington, Nottinghill Gate, Queen's Park, Richmond, Willesden and most other areas in West London.
Who can be helped by Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Counselling or psychotherapy may be helpful for those who suspect that difficulties affecting the quality of their lives are emotional or psychological in origin.
Most people experience emotional problems at some stage of life and need to come to terms with pain or disappointment. Often this can be resolved without outside help. Sometimes, however, the difficulties persist causing unhappiness at home and at work. Counselling and/or psychotherapy can be effective treatments for those who:
- Feel anxious or stressed and find it hard to cope with the burdens of life
- Experience an underlying sense of sadness or dissatisfaction
- Lack confidence or feel they are not adequately fulfilling their potential
- Experience difficulty making or sustaining relationships or are repeatedly drawn into unhappy partnerships
- Find it hard to come to terms with a life change such as bereavement, divorce or job loss
- Suffer from obsessional thoughts
- Live with eating disorders
- Suffer health problems with no clear physical cause (eg. fatigue)
Therapy can contribute significantly to a person's mental and physical health, to their sense of well-being and to their ability to manage their lives more effectively. If you are undecided about counselling/psychotherapy and are wondering whether to explore it further you might like to read Why see a therapist?
West London Counselling & Psychotherapy Service
Tel. 020 7565-4724
All enquiries will be treated in strictest confidence.