Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
This is an approach of counselling that looks to help you manage problems by enabling you to recognise how your thoughts can affect your feelings and behaviour. CBT combines a cognitive approach (examining your thoughts) with a behavioural approach (the things you do).
It aims to break overwhelming problems down into smaller parts, making them easier to manage.
Systemic or Family
This type of therapy seeks to address people not only on the individual level, but also as people in relationships, dealing with the interactions of groups and their interactional patterns and dynamics.
The approach helps you to become more aware of how you think, feel and act in the present moment. It provides insight into ways in which you can alleviate your current issues and distress in order to aspire to their maximum potential. It therefore promotes a non-judgemental self-awareness that enables you to develop a unique perspective on life.
In this type of therapy, a therapist will work directly on here and now problem solving behaviours, whilst helping you to develop day-to-day tools for finding constructive creative solutions. The ultimate goal is to ensure you regain absolute autonomy over your life.
This is an approach that is used in therapy or counselling based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. Although it acknowledges present problems and past causes, it predominantly explores an individual's current resources and future hopes - helping them to look forward and use their own strengths to achieve their goals. As few as three or four sessions may be beneficial.
In this approach the counsellor focuses on the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously rather than how a counsellor can interpret their unconscious thoughts or ideas. The counsellor or psychotherapist therefore works to understand an individual's experience from their point of view and positively values the client as a person in all aspects of their humanity, while aiming to be open and genuine.
Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)
This type of therapy looks to help those who struggle with shame and self-criticism. Often these can be the driving forces behind other mental health conditions like anxiety and depression.
Addiction therapy is specialised therapy, which combined with the required medications prescribed by GPs or other health professionals, is designed to promote abstinence and clear up physical and emotional consequences of addictions. Treatment may also involve aftercare support in the form of self-help groups, which are designed to help people cope with the after effects and avoid triggers.
The aim of psycho dynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals to unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. Our unconscious mind sometimes holds onto painful feelings and memories, which are too difficult for the conscious mind to process. In order to ensure these memories and experiences do not surface, many people will develop defences, which can often do more harm than good.
Problem Solving Therapy
This type of counselling is geared to improve an individual's ability to cope with stressful life experiences. Such experiences can be rather large, such as getting a divorce, experiencing the death of a loved one, losing a job, or having a chronic medical illness like cancer or heart disease. Negative stress can also result from the accumulation of multiple “minor” occurrences, such as on-going family problems, financial difficulties, constantly dealing with traffic jams, or tense relationships with co-workers or a boss.
Our Counsellors have membership with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapist (BACP), British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist (BABCP), National Council of Psychotherapist (NCP) are registered/accredited. CCS are an affiliate member of the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC). The Service operates under the codes of ethics of these organisations. Our counselling service is GDPR compliant and are registered with the ICO.
Our nearest station are Edgware Road tube station on the Bakerloo Line and Edgware Road station on the Hammersmith and city line, District and Circle line.
Our address is:
39 Brendon Street.
We have Locations at Watford, Dunstable, Greenwich, Herne- Hill, Streatham, Thornton heath, Milton Keynes, Stratford, Reading Central, Reading West, Basingstoke, Lewisham, Croydon, Leighton Buzzard, Chatham, and New bold College.
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Our mission is founded in John 10:10, “…I come that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance, to the full, till it overflows”.
Through CCS’s interventions, clients are equipped with coping strategies to help alleviate their symptoms and work towards believing they can attain a high quality of life.
CCS is committed to providing services for all, regardless of their denomination, race, and/or gender. CCS statements are presented on its website.
Our mission is to provide an effective counselling service that responds to individuals, couples, and families perceived psychological, emotional and spiritual needs, contributing to their overall well-being and strengthening communities.