As a large city bustling with people moving a mile a minute, London can sometimes be lonely if you live alone or have difficulty meeting new people. Adjusting to a new city while working full-time can lead to copious amounts of stress that result in social withdrawal or worse, depression. As a result, London hosts a number of professionally trained therapists who specialize in depression and anxiety.
London is a great city to raise children, and organizations such as The London Child and Family Therapy Centre specifically focus on maintaining happy, nurturing relationships between children and their parents, couples, and siblings with a range of emotional and behavioral problems.
London hosts a booming population that is likely to exceed 9 million people by 2021. The biggest increase in demographic is the 65+ age group. Even though aging is a natural process, it doesn’t make it any easier, resulting in a rise in aging and geriatric issues in therapy. Confronting topics such as transitioning into retirement, facing mortality, and adjusting to the death of friends and peers are just some of the ways the TherapyTribe community can help benefit your loved ones.
Choosing a therapy specialist doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process, but it can become stressful if you’re not sure of what you’re looking for. Basic criteria to keep in mind include:
Certification: Make sure your potential specialist has had training and accreditation through an organization such as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) to ensure you’ll receive the best care.
Location: Is the practice near you? Are they located in a safe neighborhood? How is their parking lot? If you don’t drive, is public transportation available? Use TherapyTribe auto-locate feature to find a therapist that is conveniently located.
Experience: What type of experience does the specialist have, and have they treated someone with your type of problem?
Personality: Take the time to gauge if a therapist is a match for your unique personality. It is critical that you feel comfortable with your mental health provider in order to for the therapy process to work effectively.
TherapyTribe believes that everyone deserves a healthy and supportive lifestyle, and the most difficult task is asking for help. Our community of specialists allows you to easily browse through and find the person who is the right fit for you and your needs. We hope to empower you with information and resources that can help you take the first step in finding the help you deserve.