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Depression & anxiety group therapy beginning 9th May (morning and evening sessions available). Click here for more information.
Proud Members of The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network
More than most, we understand the stigmas and challenges facing our cultural communities.
Practice Director (MSc, MBACP)
Tithe & degrees
Sheona St Hilaire
Title & degrees
Title & degrees
Our team of professionals have varying specialities and qualifications, each bringing something unique to our group.
Previous experience includes the NHS Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHs) and the Children's Hospital School at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Minimum qualification expectations are for each therapist to hold at least a masters degree. Examples include MA in Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy and MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Additional credentials include a Certified Cyber Therapist, DBS certified, and GDPR and safeguarding training.
After the initial consultation, we'll invite you to commit to 3 counselling sessions. Why? Because those who commit to the therapy process benefit the most from therapy.
We've also found that having this provision in place increases the likelihood of our clients seeing the process through to completion. Only then do they experience the relief they're looking for and become the best version of themselves.
After the first 3 sessions, appointments are open-ended, and we'll continue to support you for as long as you need our assistance.
Note: For those struggling financially, we're happy to make allowances and wave this condition.
Whilst face-to-face sessions are available upon request, most are currently taking place online through our video portal. You can speak with your therapist from anywhere in the world, and you won't be required to install any software. Learn more about our online therapy option.
People find counselling helpful for different reasons including, but not limited to,
It will usually start with quite boring admin, like filling in the necessary forms with your personal details. We'll also ask you to talk a bit about why you're coming to counselling and what you hope to get out of it.
Additionally, initial assessments are a chance for you to check if we're the right fit for you. You might want to ask:
It may be worth writing your questions down and bringing them with you; it's easy to forget them once you're actually in there.
Sometimes talking to a friend can be helpful, and counsellors often encourage clients to speak with their family and friends. However, there are some disadvantages to using friends as your only confidants and support. Learn more about the differences between talking with your counsellor and a friend.