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What happens in counselling and psychotherapy?

What happens in counselling and psychotherapy?

Counselling and psychotherapy are not the same as giving advice or telling you what to do. Instead, your therapist will help you to understand the issues that are worrying you, so that you can decide for yourself how best to deal with them. In your sessions you can talk about whatever you need to without being judged, and in the knowledge that what you say will remain confidential. Your therapist will respect your values and lifestyle and you can use the time you spend together to help you think about any choices or changes that you would like to make. Individual sessions will usually last for 50 minutes and take place in a comfortable and private setting.  How many times you need to come will depend on what is helpful for you.

Who is it for and how will it help?

Everyone has times in their lives when they could use a bit of extra help and support. The psychotherapy service is available to anyone within our age range, aged 12 to 24 in Camden or aged 16 to 21 in Islington.

Who are the counsellors and psychotherapists at the Brandon Centre?

The Centre has a team of professionally-trained female and male therapists. They are all experienced at working with young people who want help with personal problems. Some therapists are trained in particular ways of working, which they will explain to you. To read more about these therapies click here.