Hello. Just thinking about going to counselling can be stressful in itself but it looks like you've taken the first most difficult step.
We can all experience times in our life when we find it a struggle. We may be feeling stuck or experiencing a distressing situation which can leave us feeling overwhelmed and hard to cope. Thinking about counselling can feel embarrassing and you may have no idea where to start. At times like this, the first step to finding a counsellor may seem like a sensible decision and we recognise how hard this can often be.
Talking can help to deal with unwanted or confusing feelings. The counselling relationship is one where the attention is on you, giving you the opportunity to talk about yourself with a professional who is trained to listen skilfully in order to help you explore your feelings and attitudes which may be contributing to your distress...more
The Town House counselling is based near central Tunbridge Wells and provides one-to-one counselling. We help both ADULTS and YOUNG PEOPLE to find a way forward through issues such as depression, anxiety and stress along with many other emotional difficulties. We work in private rooms which provide a confidential and supportive environment. Here at your own pace, you can talk freely about any aspect of yourself or your life that may be difficult or painful.
We are members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework for best practice. The BACP is one of the largest professional registering bodies for counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK ensuring all its' members are trained and qualified to high standards...more
We understand how daunting it can feel to take the next step when embarking on an unfamiliar journey such as this. We believe it is important that you take time to choose a counsellor you feel comfortable with.
At The Town House we will arrange a first meeting. Here you will be able to speak about what's on your mind and to discuss any worries you may have about counselling.
There is no obligation to proceed after this meeting but if you decide you would like to continue we will set up a weekly session. These will last for 50 minutes and be at the same time each week for as long as you feel you need them...more