Talk Counselling Services
Talk Counselling provides a wide range of counselling services for individuals from the age of 4Years and up (There is no upper age limit). We facilitate support for the diverse needs of the communities we assist. Our Counsellors/Therapists come from a wide range of clinical backgrounds and are able to use a broad range of modalities and techniques. Talk Counselling facilitates the following Counselling services:
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Therapeutic Play for children & adults
Couples and family Therapy
These services are provided by our team of professional counsellors. All our counsellors have to go through a strict vetting process in order to start conducting sessions. All of our counselling are members of a governing body and therefore adhere to strict ethical standards.
Since the arrival of Covid-19 we have seen the need for individuals to be supported through this stress provoking time. Due to lockdown a lot of resources and services which may have normally been available to the vulnerable in the community are no longer accessible.
We have made it our priority to ensure that everyone in the community and nationally can access services that can support them with their mental health and wellbeing during these uncertain times.
Throughout this pandemic Real Talk Radio has been providing counselling support nationally. How have we been able to do this you ask? We have facilitated online counselling using Zoom and telephone counselling using voice over IP. The demand for the service has been immense. It is for this reason that we have now developed Talk Counselling.
Talk Counselling has continued to recruit professional counsellors to accommodate the growing demand for the service. As the lockdown has started to ease we have now began to provide face to face counselling at our main office in Canary Wharf.
Talk Counselling intend to provide these services now and ongoing. The feedback we have received has been unprecedented. For this reason we are continuing to support all those who need it.
Breakdown of services
Person Centred Counselling
Person-centred therapy, also known as person-centred or client-centred counselling, is a humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously, rather than how a counsellor can interpret their unconscious thoughts or ideas. The counsellor does not lead or dictate the sessions, the sessions are centred on the individual.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Cognitive behavioural therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviours, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. It is normally a short-term therapy technique that can help people find new ways to behave by changing their thought patterns. Engaging with CBT can help people reduce stress, cope with complicated relationships, deal with grief, and face many other common life challenges.
Through play, therapists can help children and adults learn more helpful behaviours, understand their emotions, and gain insight about resolving inner conflicts. Through play therapy children & adults also learn self-control, self-respect, to express their feelings, problem solving, communication skills, and to modify and adjust problem behaviours. Through play individuals are able to express past or present traumas and access experiences that may be within the subconscious.
Art therapy is a technique rooted in the idea that creative expression can foster healing and mental well-being. Creating it or viewing others’ art, is used to help people explore emotions, develop self-awareness, cope with stress, boost self-esteem, and work on social skills. Art therapy is a distinct discipline that incorporates creative methods of expression through visual art media.
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Sometimes it’s called essential oil therapy. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health.
Bereavement counselling is a specialised type of counselling that involves supporting individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one. This counselling helps them work through their grief in addition to learning coping mechanisms to help them manage their own grief when they are alone.
Pregnancy Counselling (Doula)
A doula’s duty is to provide a continuous source of comfort, encouragement and support (both emotional and physical) during labour. A Doula will help with relaxation techniques and breathing exercises, offer advice on labour positions and more. A doula may also act as a mediator and an advocate who’s there to run interference with hospital personnel, as well as translate medical terms and explain procedures.
Before your due date, your doula will educate you about the process of labour and delivery, with the goal of making it less scary and more comfortable so you’re empowered to take a more active role in your birth. A doula can offer a treasure trove of non-medical pain-management techniques including massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, music and mantras; he or she will try different combinations to find the right solution for you.
Couples and Family Therapy
Couples therapy can sometimes be helpful if a couple feel that they may be struggling with issues in their relationship. The idea of couples’ therapy is not to ‘Fix’ but to ‘Support’ the couple on their journey to a better understanding of one another. Couples therapy provides a space for couples to talk to each other openly and in a non-bias environment.
The Usual goals of family therapy are improving the communication, solving family problems, understanding and handling special family situations, and creating a better functioning home environment.