Reach for Help
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Welcome to Reach for Help, my name is Karl, and Reach for Help is a Counselling Practice providing Counselling, Psychotherapy and Outdoors Therapy across London. Counselling and Psychotherapy is delivered through city centre based counselling rooms at both London Bridge and Canada Water. Outdoors Therapy is delivered in parks, woodlands and moorlands in and around London from Richmond to Greenwich. You can find more information about Counselling and Nature Therapy on this website.
Let me assume that by finding this site you are looking for help relating to thoughts or feelings, you may feel the need to talk to someone in a safe and confidential place, or you just want to let go of something that’s getting you down. Counselling is a place you can do this, free from prejudice, it’s a place where you can be heard.
People come to counselling for many different reasons, Grief, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Suicide ideation or help understanding feelings of under-confidence or self-image, there are many reasons why people come to counselling. Counselling works, it helps by providing a space and time through which to stop, think, talk and be genuinely heard by someone who cares about you, your safety and wellbeing. I can appreciate that we may feel uncomfortable talking to a stranger about our feelings, that’s perfectly understandable, but a counsellor will work with the client to form and nurture a relationship where trust and empathy help to establish a bond between them. It is this therapeutic bond which enables counselling to occur in a mutually respectful way.
When conducting Counselling, Psychotherapy or Outdoors Therapy we are often using the same skills and tools. However, with Outdoors Therapy, we take the session outdoors in order to benefit from, and experience the additional elements and sensations that nature provides. Not all clients will welcome this, Outdoors Therapy is something that may be offered if both client and counsellor agree that it might be suitable. The first meeting will involve an initial assessment and the forming of a working agreement which takes place within a counselling room, from then it all depends on what the client brings to therapy.
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Thank you for visiting Reach for Help.