GENERAL INFORMATION
INTRODUCTION TO THE PINK PRACTICE


The Pink Practice was established in 1989 to provide LGBTQI informed counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. All our practitioners are experienced, qualified therapists and are registered as psychotherapists with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and/ or registered as psychotherapists with AFT (Association for Family and Systemic Therapy) and/or as senior counsellors by the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy). 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



  • HOW WE WORK


    Our style is conversational. It is an explorative and respectful approach and can be usefully stretching at times. We are interested in your ideas about the nature of your struggles and what you have tried to improve things to date. We share our thoughts with you about what you tell us. We often ask questions to open up thinking about what is going on for you. We might make suggestions of things to try. Our theoretical orientation draws on relational, systemic, social constructionist and narrative therapy. This means that we are interested in how your 'stories' affect your sense of yourself, the choices you make and your relationship patterns.


    WHAT WE CAN HELP WITH


    Some people look for counselling when they want some private time to discuss and explore worries or areas of difficulty. This may include things like gender identity, relationship difficulties, family relationships, depression, anxiety, sexual behaviours, abuse, health issues, loss, confusion or other life challenges. Many people look for help when they are concerned about their relationship and feel some constructive input from a relationship therapist is needed.


    WHAT WE OFFER


  • Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy

  • Couple Counselling

  • Family Therapy

  • Systemic supervision

  • Life coaching

  • Any of these can take place online using your preferred software or app. Phone counselling is also available - whatever works best for you.

    ETHICS

    All our practitioners follow ethical guidelines approved by either the UKCP, AFT or BACP. All practitioners have regular supervision and maintain an active interest and participation in the current discourse about sexuality, sexual orientation, gender, counselling and psychotherapy. We offer a confidential service except where we may need to share information with other organisations if we hear of or suspect risk of serious harm to someone.


    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. This is something to discuss with your counsellor or therapist. We can offer consultations in-person at our offices, by phone or Skype to both individuals and couples.

    There is a sliding fee scale. We ask you to decide if your income compares as low, average or high compared to other people's income in the London area and pay accordingly on the scale. With couples, we ask you to compare your household income to other household incomes in the London area.

    Individuals 90 - 150 pounds per hour
    Couples 110 - 190 pounds per hour

    At the first appointment, payment is by cash. Subsequently, BACS payment needs to made the day before your appointment. Cash payment can made at the appointment. We do not take cheques or card payments.


    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 charge the fee you would have been paying whatever the reason for the cancellation.


    LOCATION & HOURS

    Our offices are in Kings Cross, central London, 5 - 7 minutes walk from Kings Cross Station.
    We offer in person, online and phone consultations.
    We are open Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm. We can offer some appointments on Saturday mornings for couples. Appointments must be arranged in advance.


    MORE QUESTIONS?

    If you want to ask some questions or have more of a discussion, please contact us. If you want to make an appointment, we can 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