Gay (LGBT) Counselling
Welcome to Nicholas Rose & Associates a professional and experienced counselling and psychotherapy practice offering a warm, friendly, experienced and confidential service.
If you are an individual or couple who want to seek counselling or psychotherapy with a counsellor or psychotherapist who understands the concerns you might want to bring to counselling then please Contact Nicholas Rose & Associates for an initial appointment.
Testimonial: I had difficulty coping with anger, small frustrations would trigger overwhelming rage; I had relationship problems; and although I had come out as gay I had a lot of negative feelings about my sexuality.....
Gay (LGBT) Counselling and Psychotherapy
Shorter term counselling and longer term psychotherapy are available.
We provide a warm, supportive and non-judgmental environment; we are not there to tell you what to do, we are there to facilitate you in finding your own way forward.
In our assessment session we will clarify the issues on which we can seek to address in the therapy. For many clients this usually involves an initial commitment to six sessions and if these are helpful we continue. However where there are multiple issues or where significant issues arise during the therapy a longer-term model will be appropriate.
Click here for a recent article where a journalist from GayStarNews talks about his experience of a counselling session with Nicholas.
Couples / same-sex / civil partnerships / gay marriage counselling
Nicholas has a particular interest in working with same sex couples. Following the initial assessment session he works in blocks of five sessions. These can be undertaken over a time frame that works for you however if your relationship is in crisis you might prefer his high intensive method where four of the sessions are delivered in a single day. This option can sometimes be made available at weekends - particularly useful if you are a couple with very busy diaries.
We provide a warm, supportive and non-judgmental environment, and we do not take sides. Couples counsellors do not come to the sessions with an agenda; we are not there to tell you what to do or to manipulate you into staying together. We are there to facilitate you in finding your own way forward; for some couples this will mean finding a more creative and positive future for the relationship, while for others it may mean helping you to accept and manage the end of a relationship.
Couples Counselling can be a positive experience at any stage of a relationship, as relationships pass through various stages new challenges and possibilities arise where counselling can facilitate growth, change and alleviate conflict. Very often, it is helpful when one or both of you are feeling misunderstood or isolated, or when you identify negative and destructive patterns.
Couples counselling otherwise referred to as Relationship Counselling or, Marriage Counselling is an opportunity to air hurt and angry feelings in a safe, private and controlled setting and can help free you to find new, more positive, ways of relating.
How can I be sure of finding the right therapist?
Working as a team means that in your initial session you can discuss with your therapist whether they are right for you and may suggest you meet another member of the team.
Can I see a therapist who identifies as gay?
Yes, just request that when you make the initial appointment.
Have you tried counselling before but had limited or disappointing results?
Often clients come to us having tried counselling before we will work with you to ensure we build an approach to suit your needs.
Are you concerned about whether the cost of counselling will be worth it?
We know from our own experience with counselling, as part of our own training, that it can be a considerable cost. That's why you want professionals with experience and the highest level of qualifications; why not read our testimonials?
Are you finding it hard to find the right counseller?
We are here to help and our shared passion is your wellbeing. As a team of specialists in the various counselling approaches we are able to provide you with therapy whether it is for yourself, your relationship, family or children. Extensively trained and experienced, we can work with a broad range of concerns so that you can relax and talk to us about what is bothering you without having to worry whether you have chosen the right counseller.
Do you offer same day appointments?
Yes, we do offer same day appointments - to see if we can offer you a same day appointment please call us on 020 8996 9551 to see if we can help.
Do you offer same day appointments?
Yes, we do offer same day appointments - to see if we can offer you a same day appointment please call us on 020 8996 9551.
“Thanks for all your help. It has definitely enabled some improved communication”.
“I just want to thank you for all your support over the past couple of months. You have helped me during a confusing and challenging time in my life and for that I am grateful for your time and understanding".