GENERAL INFORMATION
INTRODUCTION TO THE PINK PRACTICE


The Pink Practice was the UK's first private counselling and psychotherapy service for lesbians and gay men. It has been operating since 1989 and has been used well ever since by members of the gay public and by a variety of organisations.


The practice is based in Kings Cross, central London.


All practitioners are qualified and experienced and are:

  • registered as a psychotherapist with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
  • and/or
  • registered as a counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • and/or
  • registered as a psychotherapist with the Association for Family and Systemic Practice





  • Our counsellors and psychotherapists follow a code of practice and ethics approved by ttheir registering organisation. All practitioners have regular supervision and maintain an active interest and participation in the discourse about sexuality, gender, counselling and psychotherapy.

    Our theoretical orientation is primarily systemic with a particular interest in social constructionist thinking and narrative therapy. This means that we are interested in what ideas and "stories" people are drawing on which might then influence their sense of themselves, relationships and of choice in the world.


    Our style is conversational, offering specific questions to think about your ideas and giving you feedback on our thoughts about what you tell us. We try to use uncomplicated language. It is an explorative and respectful approach and can be challenging at times.



    WHY COUNSELLING OR THERAPY?


    Some people look for counselling when they want some private time to talk about and explore areas of difficulty or concern in their lives. This may include depression, anxiety, sexual behaviours, relationship difficulties, abuse, health issues, loss, confusion, gender identity, family relationships or any other concerns which they may want some help with.



    WHAT WE OFFER


  • Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy

  • Couple Counselling

  • Family Therapy

  • Systemic supervision



  • ETHICS


    Practitioners follow a code of ethics approved by the U.K.C.P. or the code of practice as laid down by the B.A.C.P. which support a policy of confidentiality.


    We have regular supervision and maintain an active interest and participation in the current discourse about sexuality, gender, counselling and psychotherapy.



    FEES AND FREQUENCY


    Appointments are usually made at a frequency to suit you.

    Most people find a gap between sessions of 2, 3 or 4 weeks helpful.

    We operate sliding scales within which we ask people to decide pay according to whether they have a low, average or high income (joint income in the case of couples).
    Individuals 70 - 120 pounds per hour
    Couples 90- 180 pounds per hour



    CANCELLATION POLICY


    If you need to change or cancel an appointment we require seven days notice. If you give us more than seven days notice there is no charge. If you give us less than seven days notice we do charge the fee you would have been paying.



    IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT MORE


    If you want to ask some questions or have further discussion, please ring us. If you then feel that you want to make an appointment, we would talk briefly with you about what you might want from counselling and what we can offer.



    WORK WITH ORGANISATIONS


    We also welcome discussion with organisations, groups and other professionals about the service regarding referrals, supervision, in-house training and consultancy.




    HOURS
    *** Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm ***

    TELEPHONE:
    020 7060 4000