Counselling and Psychotherapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist
North and North West London, Finchley, Barnet,
Hendon, Mill Hill, Kilburn and West Hampstead
How counselling helps
Sometimes life throws at us more than we are able make sense of. This can affect you and your relationships whether at work or in your personal life. A loss of self-confidence may lead to some critical, negative thinking. You find yourself behaving in a way you don't like or in the same 'old situation', feeling anxious and stressed. You know you don't want to be there and yet somehow it's happened again.
Talking to a counsellor helps you get in touch with what's going on, and in understanding how it happened. You can then change the way you deal with these situations and get on with your life.
Hello, my name is Kevin Rose. I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy. I have been in practice now for over 25 years and my first training was as a psychodynamic psychotherapist.
But as you develop your practice you come to realise there isn't one approach that fits all. You add to your original training as the years go by and realise different approaches suit different clients at different times.
But there are some key principles to what are called The Talking Therapies
Kevin helped me change my outlook. I'd tried different types of therapy, but they had never got to the root of the issue. After seeing Kevin I was able to deal with the obsessive and anxious thoughts that had been bothering me.
Counselling helped me see you can’t just get rid of your problem. That's what I wanted to do. I was really ashamed of myself and what I’d been doing. But as we talked I could see how I’d turned, what we called my ‘obsessing side’, against myself. It was such a surprise. I started to accept who I was, and it was OK.
Kevin's kind but firm approach in our sessions was challenging. But he did put me at ease and we were even able to laugh sometimes. I also knew I could contact him if I wanted some help again and that was alright.
The point is to make friends with who we already are.'
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
When you come to see a counsellor there is usually a specific problem and you can work with this in different ways. A more solution based approach like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy can be helpful in understanding how critical you have been about yourself.
Then as you become more mindful, you learn how to challenge this way of thinking and work on practical strategies that help you deal with situations in a more creative way.
CBT which can last up to twelve sessions, gives you the tools to do this. But it can take longer. Then it's helpful to be in a supportive relationship where you can work through your problems as they occur over a period of time. Having someone travelling with you and understanding what you are struggling with, can make all the difference.
The first session is £45 and I have a sliding scale of fees of £45 to £65 per session.
Based in Golders Green, NW11.
The 1st step
Counselling can be very helpful if you're feeling stuck and overwhelmed by the situation you're in. So why don't you take that first step. It's good to talk and there's no obligation to take it further.
― Oscar Wilde
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