Therapeutic Counselling for Today
Now Therapy isn't the therapy of the past; it isn't stuffy, stern or one-sided. It doesn't assume you're "broken" or need "fixing".
Now Therapy is a contemporary, supportive and non-judgemental counselling service; it views you as an equal - a human being who's valuable, worthy of empathy and who's capable of change, growth and reaching your full potential.
Now Therapy can work with you - wherever you are in life right now, whatever's going on for you right now - whether that means tackling difficult issues, working toward change or practicing mental health maintenance.
There's no time like now.
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Person-Centred Counselling views you as the expert. It's client-centred and believes that, given the right conditions, with unconditional positive regard (being valued and accepted), empathy (having someone "walk a mile in your shoes") and congruence (honesty and authenticity), you have the capacity to change, grow and reach your full potential. You can use sessions to explore whatever you choose, at your own pace, with the comfort of knowing you're in a safe space, with a qualified counsellor to actively listen to you and support you.
Humanistic Therapy includes Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis. It involves working to better your understanding of your world view, developing self-acceptance and overcoming criticism or disapproval from others. (When you believe others only value, respect or like you if you act a certain way, it’s easy to fall into the trap of constantly feeling like you aren’t enough. This feeling can negatively impact how you view yourself and the world around you, which, in turn, has a big impact on your thoughts, feelings and actions.)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) aims to identify, challenge and amend your unhelpful thoughts (cognitive) and, therefore, your unhelpful actions/reactions (behaviour) so you can deal with issues in a more positive way. It believes your thoughts are responsible for your feelings and your actions. (If you think negative thoughts, you feel negative feelings which leads to negative actions/reactions; if you think positive thoughts, you feel positive feelings, which leads to positive actions/reactions.) CBT is more counsellor-led and can involve "worksheets" and "homework".
Coaching is about change and action. It empowers you to set SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-bound) and establish accountability to achieve personal and/or professional success. It can be useful to keep you focused and on track and can help you break through old barriers and develop new practices/habits, so you can reach your goals. Coaching is more directive and counsellor-led and usually involves "homework".
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DipCouns CPCAB, MBACP, CertPPC
Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Personal Performance Coach and Founder of Now Therapy
Angela is the founder of Now Therapy. She has a warm and friendly counselling style and a deeply empathetic and approachable manner. She is passionate about clients feeling seen, heard, validated and accepted. She can work with you on a range of issues and will do so in a collaborative and contemporary way. Angela has experience working with adults, teenagers and young people. Her background includes extensive volunteer work in local communities with organisations such as Kids Club, Spark/Worth Unlimited, New City College/Havering Colleges and (currently) Hope House, Loughton.