No matter what your reason for seeking counselling, finding a therapist and embarking on the process of therapy can be a daunting prospect, but it can be the first step towards making the changes you are seeking.
Life can be very fulfilling, but there are times when it can be overwhelming and confusing. Whether this is due to a period of crisis or to a longer-term issue, we can be left wondering how or where we went wrong, or perhaps our ‘old ways of coping’ no longer seem to be working.
At Willow Tree Counselling Practice, we appreciate that the idea of therapy can evoke anxieties about facing painful feelings, situations and emotions, and indeed that sometimes one may not truly understand what it is that is troubling us or causing us to struggle with our lives or relationships.
Therapeutic counselling can help explore deeper root causes of feelings of distress and find new ways to navigate diﬃcult periods in life, open-up new pathways that enable us to face painful feelings and gain a better understanding of ourselves.
The therapeutic process allows for regular and deepening conversations, acknowledgment and sharing of difficult experiences or thoughts within a safe, open-minded, objective and confidential setting. This thoughtful exploration of life’s challenges and struggles can allow a sense of growth and the idea of moving beyond that feeling of ‘stuckness’ towards a fuller and happier potential.
"a supportive and non-judgemental therapeutic space in which growth, change and healing become possible"
At Willow Tree Counselling Practice, we are committed to our clients and their mental health and well-being.
We offer a safe, compassionate, confidential and non-judgemental space in which to explore and process difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences.
We believe that the relationship between therapist and client is at the heart of successful therapy and we will work with you to establish your hopes and goals for the therapeutic process and identify your individual needs.
Through our work together we aim to support you in discovering shifts in perspectives enabling a sense of new possibilities and well-being, and the prospect of a new way forward to feeling more comfortable, less anxious and more connected to yourself and those around you.
We are experienced in working with many aspects of life and mental health issues. Some of the more common that we work with are listed below, but this is not an exhaustive list and we would encourage you to contact us directly if you are struggling with an issue not listed.
We work with – Anxiety, Feelings of Depression, Low mood, Loneliness, Trauma, Shame, Impact of Abuse or Violence, Bereavement, Loss, Grief, Family Conflict, Infidelity, Divorce and Separation, Heartache, Coping with ill health or that of loved ones, Bullying and Harassment, Family and Relationships, Exam stress, Lack of Confidence, Managing Self-harm, Recovery after Addiction, Difficulties in communicating or expressing needs or emotions, Coping with changes in circumstances, Feelings of Worthlessness, Anger, Diversity and Change, Feeling like an imposter - Imposter Syndrome, Fears and Phobias, Sleep issues, Lack of focus or motivation.
We are passionate about the benefits of therapy and all our therapists are engaged in ongoing training to further broaden their knowledge and experience.
All our therapists are fully insured registered members of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work to the strict ethical and confidentiality codes and guidelines put forward by the BACP Ethical Framework and attend regular supervision to ensure that they are working both ethically and efficiently.
Due to the current situation with regards to COVID-19, all sessions are now being offered online via Zoom or by telephone. We are pleased to offer discounted rates on these sessions until the end of June 2020. Please contact us for further details.
We offer an initial 50 minute consultation at £25 where we can discuss your hopes for therapy and how we might be able to support you.
Subsequent therapy sessions of 50 minutes are charged at £40 per session and normally take place on a weekly basis.
We offer a limited number of concession spaces for those on a low income and students on production of a valid student card. Please contact us for further details.
Both short and long-term work is available as you prefer.
Appointments are available from 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 12pm Saturday mornings.
Please contact us in the first instance using the contact form.
Alternatively, you can leave a short message on the number below and we will call you back at the earliest opportunity.