Who comes to therapy?
Anyone can come to therapy. People usually come when they are unhappy with something in their life and they haven’t been able to resolve it themselves. It might be anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, bereavement or a whole host of other reasons. If you want to know if therapy is for you, you can call me for a free telephone consultation on 07901981050 or email me at Ashleen@clearmindlondon.co.uk
What is the first step?
I offer a free 20 minute telephone conversation where we can briefly discuss your requirements and if you wish we can then arrange our initial session which is an opportunity for us to meet and for you to tell me a little bit more about yourself and what brings you to therapy. We will discuss how best we can work together and if you feel that counselling is for you. This also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions that you might have. There is no obligation for you to commit at this point. If you decide to continue, we will discuss how to work together and will agree on a regular time to meet. This will be on the same day each week, at the same time and our sessions will last for 50 minutes.
I am not sure if I need therapy
I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation where we can discuss your thoughts about therapy. Following this we can arrange an initial appointment to discuss this further and you can decide whether therapy is right for you. You are under no obligation to commit to therapy.
What if I only need a few sessions?
I offer both short and long term therapy. This can be discussed in the initial session. We can start with 6 sessions and review this as we go along with an opportunity to extend if needed.
What happens if we agree to work together?
We will discuss what you would like from therapy and together explore how to reach these goals. The work we will do is collaborative although at times I might challenge you to go a little further.
Do I need to come every week?
Evidence shows that for effective therapy you need to attend regularly otherwise progress may be slower. I appreciate that life can be hectic and I will always try to accommodate you as much as possible. We will set a day and time and aim to meet at the same time each week. If you have any questions about this please call or email me.
How long will it take?
There isn’t an easy answer to this question. Each person is unique and will come with different issues and have different goals. The aim of therapy is to explore why you are feeling the way you are and how to move on from this so you can lead a more fulfilling life in the long term. For this to happen, you need to invest time in yourself. My main focus will always be you so we will regularly review how you think therapy is going and anything you wish to change or do more of so you are getting the best from therapy.
Is therapy confidential?
Absolutely! The only time I will ever break confidentiality is if I think that there is a risk to you or someone else, you are involved in terrorism, crimes against children or if the courts request information. In these cases I will always endeavour to speak with you first. I also receive regular supervision to ensure a high standard of practice and all clients will be discussed anonymously. Supervisors are also bound by this confidentiality.
How do I get there?
Tube: Gloucester Road – 2 minute walk
South Kensington – 8 minute walk
Earls Court – 10 minute walk
Buses: 49, 74, N74, N97
We are also easily accessible from Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Notting Hill, Mayfair, Westminster, Victoria, Fulham and Belgravia.
Is there parking available?
Yes there is parking nearby.
What if I can’t get to your location?
No problem, I also offer therapy via Zoom, Skype and FaceTime.