We use psychotherapy in response to a variety of specific or non-specific manifestations of clinically diagnosable and/or existential crises. Treatment of everyday problems is more often referred to as counselling (a distinction originally adopted by Carl Rogers). However, the term counselling is sometimes used interchangeably with “psychotherapy”.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is the collective term for a number of therapies regarding emotional and mental health issues. There are many types of psychotherapy, most of which use one on one or group spoken conversation as their basis. Some therapies are based in other forms of communication such as written word, art, music and dramatisation.

During psychotherapy, you might learn about your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviours, which can result in insights on how to better respond to life’s challenges. We aim to increase your sense of well being. To do this, we employ a range of techniques based on relationship building, communication and changes to behaviour, that are designed to support your mental health, or to better group relationships (such as in a family or a couple).

The most common therapies available are:

  • Cognitive Analytical Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Systemic Therapy (Family and couples therapy)
  • Humanistic Therapies
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

It is imperative to build a trusting relationship with your psychologist, as this will help you feel that you are open to discuss deep-seated problems.

Due to the sensitive nature of psychotherapy every psychologist will be expected, and usually required by law, to abide by Doctor-Patient Confidentiality.

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Psychotherapist and Counsellor Victoria Coles, from central London-based Pinnacle Therapy, discusses how one of the most important factors in an effective therapeutic relationship is the basis of the relationship itself. http://pinnacletherapy.co.uk

Pinnacle Therapy is the psychological specialist in personal and business transformation. A leading provider of science-based consultancy, training, coaching and therapy, we take a holistic approach and often blend methods, such as psychotherapy, coaching, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and training, to ensure lasting results.

Based in central London, Pinnacle Therapy was founded in 2005 by Richard Reid, a qualified psychotherapist, counsellor and mediator. We have since grown into a team of expert therapists and consultants that provide a tailored improvement experience to individuals and businesses.

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So one of the most important factors in an effective therapeutic relationship is the relationship itself, and that's why it's important to use the first session for the client and the therapist to work out if they're a good match for each other and if they're going to fit well to work together.

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Victoria Coles
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Victoria Coles is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. She has worked with adults, primarily focusing on bereavement issues and has extensive experience with university students. Moreover, she has worked for over 10 years as a mentor, trainer and leader in a national voluntary youth organisation. Since qualifying she has used her skills to support young people in a counselling capacity. Her training and practice focus upon an integrative and person centred approach, with the aim of assisting the client to identify their goals or desired outcomes and ultimately how these might be achieved. Read full bio view less


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Psychotherapist and Counsellor Victoria Coles, from London-based Pinnacle Therapy, describes how successful therapy involves seeing a client's confidence grow, session by session, as they start to make connections for themselves. http://pinnacletherapy.co.uk

Pinnacle Therapy is the psychological specialist in personal and business transformation. A leading provider of science-based consultancy, training, coaching and therapy, we take a holistic approach and often blend methods, such as psychotherapy, coaching, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and training, to ensure lasting results.

Based in central London, Pinnacle Therapy was founded in 2005 by Richard Reid, a qualified psychotherapist, counsellor and mediator. We have since grown into a team of expert therapists and consultants that provide a tailored improvement experience to individuals and businesses.

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Some of the clients that really stick out in my mind are the ones that have come...that have been really nervous, or they've had something that's really impacting on their daily life. And throughout the sessions, as they begin to unpick and unravel what's troubling them and they share this in a safe space with someone who's truly listening and trying to understand their point of view, quite often they find their own answers and they find their own way of being resilient, and almost find their own tools in the long run to become their own therapist. And that's really rewarding when I work with people like that, because session on session, you see their confidence grow as they start to make the connections for themselves. And generally, by the end of our time together, they leave knowing, in the future, should something impact on their lives again, they can actually draw on their own resources and if...so to speak, be their own therapist.

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Victoria Coles
Victoria Coles
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Victoria Coles is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. She has worked with adults, primarily focusing on bereavement issues and has extensive experience with university students. Moreover, she has worked for over 10 years as a mentor, trainer and leader in a national voluntary youth organisation. Since qualifying she has used her skills to support young people in a counselling capacity. Her training and practice focus upon an integrative and person centred approach, with the aim of assisting the client to identify their goals or desired outcomes and ultimately how these might be achieved. Read full bio view less


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According to Richard Reid, Senior Executive Coach and Trainer, at London-based Pinnacle Therapy, businesses are increasingly realising the hidden value in applying psychological techniques and strategies to the work environment. http://pinnacletherapy.co.uk

Pinnacle Therapy is the psychological specialist in personal and business transformation. A leading provider of science-based consultancy, training, coaching and therapy, we take a holistic approach and often blend methods, such as psychotherapy, coaching, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and training, to ensure lasting results.

Based in central London, Pinnacle Therapy was founded in 2005 by Richard Reid, a qualified psychotherapist, counsellor and mediator. We have since grown into a team of expert therapists and consultants that provide a tailored improvement experience to individuals and businesses.

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We are definitely seeing a shift in terms of people's attitudes toward mental health and psychology in general, and it's no coincidence that businesses are increasingly starting to see the hidden value in applying psychological techniques and strategies to the business environment. And certainly with young people, they are very much more open to working on these things and one of the sad facts is that it's often older people who are resistant to it. And so if and when they do come to see somebody like me, their issues tend to be more entrenched. So definitely being proactive about your mental health and your self-development is vital.

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Richard Reid
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Richard Reid is a professional psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, counsellor and mediator. He trained with the Contemporary College of Therapeutic Studies at Birkbeck University. He has since also trained at the Centre for Stress Management, the Regent's College School (where he studied mediation), and the National Centre for Eating Disorders. Richard started his first career as a consultant for a major multi-national business consultancy where he specialised in information technology and customer service. Since becoming a counsellor and cognitive behavioural therapist, he has advised organisations such as Google, Morgan Stanley, Transport for London, the BBC, The Priory and the City of London Police. Richard is aware of current issues in the workplace, such as trauma and stress, and is experienced in how to resolve them using both established and newer techniques. His specialities include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), counselling, EMDR, psychotherapy. Read full bio view less


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Victoria Coles, Psychotherapist and Counsellor at Pinnacle Therapy, points out how the first "assessment session" is important for the client and counsellor to decide if they're a good fit to work together. http://pinnacletherapy.co.uk

Pinnacle Therapy is the psychological specialist in personal and business transformation. A leading provider of science-based consultancy, training, coaching and therapy, we take a holistic approach and often blend methods, such as psychotherapy, coaching, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and training, to ensure lasting results.

Based in central London, Pinnacle Therapy was founded in 2005 by Richard Reid, a qualified psychotherapist, counsellor and mediator. We have since grown into a team of expert therapists and consultants that provide a tailored improvement experience to individuals and businesses.

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Therapists aren't the same, the same way that, you know, not all friendships are the same. So it's really important to use the assessment session. So, that's the first session for the client and the counsellor to really work out if they're a really good fit to work together if they click and if they're the best match. There's no obligation in the first session or in any point in the therapy so the client, where we welcome the client to think about is this the best therapist for you and is this one who you want to spend your therapy sessions with.

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Victoria Coles
Victoria Coles
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Victoria Coles is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. She has worked with adults, primarily focusing on bereavement issues and has extensive experience with university students. Moreover, she has worked for over 10 years as a mentor, trainer and leader in a national voluntary youth organisation. Since qualifying she has used her skills to support young people in a counselling capacity. Her training and practice focus upon an integrative and person centred approach, with the aim of assisting the client to identify their goals or desired outcomes and ultimately how these might be achieved. Read full bio view less


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Richard Reid of Pinnacle Therapy discusses how there has been a shift towards people being more proactive about their well-being and seeking therapy as a form of self-development. http://pinnacletherapy.co.uk

Pinnacle Therapy is the psychological specialist in personal and business transformation. A leading provider of science-based consultancy, training, coaching and therapy, we take a holistic approach and often blend methods, such as psychotherapy, coaching, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and training, to ensure lasting results.

Based in central London, Pinnacle Therapy was founded in 2005 by Richard Reid, a qualified psychotherapist, counsellor and mediator. We have since grown into a team of expert therapists and consultants that provide a tailored improvement experience to individuals and businesses.

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There is definitely a shift in terms of people's attitude to therapy and psychology in general. For years, it was a very taboo subject and many people would only seek out therapy if they were in crisis. But what we're starting to see now and what I'm really pleased to encourage, is this idea about being proactive about your well-being, being proactive about managing situations, but also seeking out therapy as a form of self-development, so how can you apply that to a whole host of arenas like sports, business, interpersonal relationships, because psychology is definitely the heart of all those things.

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Richard Reid
Richard Reid
Senior Executive Coach and Trainer
Richard Reid is a professional psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, counsellor and mediator. He trained with the Contemporary College of Therapeutic Studies at Birkbeck University. He has since also trained at the Centre for Stress Management, the Regent's College School (where he studied mediation), and the National Centre for Eating Disorders. Richard started his first career as a consultant for a major multi-national business consultancy where he specialised in information technology and customer service. Since becoming a counsellor and cognitive behavioural therapist, he has advised organisations such as Google, Morgan Stanley, Transport for London, the BBC, The Priory and the City of London Police. Richard is aware of current issues in the workplace, such as trauma and stress, and is experienced in how to resolve them using both established and newer techniques. His specialities include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), counselling, EMDR, psychotherapy. Read full bio view less


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