Counselling

Feel you could benefit from some one on one counseling? Please give us a call.

Who needs counselling (and what is it)?

Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have. Sometimes the term “counselling” is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a type of therapy in its own right. [This definition of counselling comes from the NHS Choices website. For the rest of the article, please click here.]

The Healing Wings Support Counsellors

 

At Healing Wings Support, you will always have the help of fully qualified counsellors and members of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), to support you through any difficult times.

How to tell if you need counselling

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, then you may need counselling (and we are here to help):

  • Has your relationship (with your partner or children) become poor and negative?
  • Is someone’s behaviour stopping you moving forward?
  • Are you walking on eggshells most of the time?
  • Are you just coping or living like roommates?
  • Are you dealing with betrayal or unfaithfulness?
  • Do you feel you cannot forgive ?
  • Are you staying together with your partner for the sake of the children?
  • Are you harbouring hidden emotional pain that you cannot tell anyone about?

Marriage Counselling

We specialise in and are deeply committed to working with women and families.

We offer a safe and confidential space in which to help clients work through the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Abuse
  • Alcohol or drug addiction
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Mental health conditions
  • Relationship issues
  • Dealing with un-forgiveness and bitterness,
  • Separation, divorce and step-family life.
Examples of the therapies offered include:
  • Emotional focus therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Person centered Solution – focused brief therapy.

 

Testimonials 

 

This is what a few people have to say Full names are not published. Hope you understand

 

‘Initially I was very nervous about seeking counselling due to the stigma attached to it especially within the black community. I decided to give it a try and had one session. I was quite impressed with the potential and support that I could get which I really needed just from our first session. I am seeking counselling for relationship issues. Abigail is an amazing Lady, patient, flexible, kind and very helpful. I couldn’t recommend Abigail more!’  Best wishes,  Ama —– London

Abigail was an immense help in helping me get hold of my feelings and make sure I am more in control of them. She also helped me realise that separating actions from people makes life easier for me, so I can let go of the negativity, guilt and judgement more easily.Thank you, I really enjoyed the sessions, which made me think about a lot of things differently and would highly recommend!   Regards BF ——  Uxbridgre

‘Went to see Abigail in my time in need and she was more than helpful. I struggle from time to time with anxiety and panics and she taught me how to combat negative thoughts and how to deal with my heightened anxiety on a daily basis. She automatically made me feel at ease and I felt comfortable talking to her about anything. She is very understanding yet professional and exactly what you need when you don’t feel yourself! I would definitely recommend meeting with Abigail.’   LW —–  Hounslow

I want to take my time to capture my experience of you accurately because you are very skilled and have helped me over the past year, I hope my review will encourage others to come to you for therapy also. Kindest regards,   A .R —— Feltham

I wasn’t sure what to expect on our first couples sessions with Healing Wings Support, as I had never experienced couples counselling I was apprehensive as to how the sessions would go. From the moment I walked in I felt completely at ease the relaxed atmosphere and the warm welcome we received helped calm my initial nerves, we were also asked what we both wanted to achieve from the sessions and what brought us here. The first session went well it got us both talking and thinking, as the conversation was guided by our counsellor it allowed us to really listen to the other person. Following our first session we decided to continue as we felt it created a safe, open environment in which we could air our thoughts and feelings.  Many Thanks   N and K —— London

Dear All

After I had retired I was still having problems which could no longer be put down to the stress of work. I went to Abigal because I was suffering from very low self esteem, didn’t now how I could survive to be around for my grand children and believed I was a failure and not really loved.

This was despite having battled dyslexia, got to a position of being a highly successful and respected teacher. My family and friends believed I was intelligent had done better than most.

However it took time to overcome my early problems and my parents had two younger children who had no problems with gaining good grades at school and having much better paid careers than mine. This meant I for many years I was regarded as the problem child. Although I managed to get closure from my Father before he died I could not get that from my mother.

After the sessions with Abigail she helped to overcome my problems and also helped me through the trauma of having my little brother dying of cancer. I now feel confident and am looking forward to whatever the future holds!

I am very glad I went to see her and recommend her highly.  L. O ——–  Uxbridge  

Hi Abigail , Thank you for seeing us. It was helpful experience, one which we think most useful when sought for, as early as possible. Your session allowed us to understand each other without the pressure of rear of mis-communication and misunderstanding.

Thank You.  D and E   East ——-  London

We have really enjoyed working with Abigail at Healing Wings Support. The environment is always welcoming and she has shown us compassion and provided the best guidance and solutions to our life issues. Thank you. We look forward to our next sessions with you at HWS.  A and P ———  Luton

Venue of our sessions:

  1. Beasley’s Yard, High Street, Uxbidge , Middlesex UB8 1JU, and
  2. Whitton / Hounslow |Middlesex TW4

Whitton

Uxbridge

Our Accreditations:

We are qualified to help you.

Counselling FAQs:

Below are the questions that most clients, and families of clients, ask with regards to our counselling service.

 

How long do sessions last?

Sessions last for 50 minutes for individuals, 1 hour for couples, and  1.5 hours for  families.

How regular are the sessions?

Our counsellors see clients once a week

How are sessions managed/supervised?

All counselling work is supervised monthly in accordance to BACP requirements

When are sessions generally available?

Day, Evening and Weekend appointments are available, but may vary from location to location.

How long term or short term are the sessions?

We offer short or long term therapy

What is the process for being referred to one of your counsellors?

We take referrals from GPs, from organisations, and from self referrals.

How do you help patients/clients?

In essence, our goal is to help clients/patients move from point A to point B in their life.

These are deeply personal issues. Is it okay to discuss them with your counsellors?

Yes, we understand and we offer a safe and confidential space for all clients.

Calendar – Our Support Group Sessions:

We run regular Support Groups every two weeks. Please have a look at our schedule, at the bottom of the “Support Group” page, or press this link.

 

Emergency Contacts:

Please use the following links in an emergency.

  1. The Samaritans
  2. Womens Aid
  3. Mind
  4. Centrepoint