• Counseling is a process of assisting and guiding clients by a trained person on a professional basis to resolve person’s social or psychological problems.
  • Counseling can be defined as a relatively short-term interpersonal theory based process of helping persons who are basically psychologically healthy resolve developmental and situational problems.
  • Counseling is a process that stimulates client’s personality towards maturity.

Counseling offers professional assistance to people who are troubled – whether in their personal lives or at work – or who may be looking for a way to develop their potential to the full.

Counseling usually focuses on specific and current issues, to find ways of resolving problems. Psychotherapy involves more in-depth work and may take longer. Practitioners at The Grove in London are committed to exploring with you, to decide which approach is right for you.

For meaningful change to take place, it can be important to explore the origins of a problem, rather than focus only on the symptoms. This is where a skilled facilitator can help to identify deeply held, often unconscious, beliefs or attitudes that can impact on the issue. Therapy can work on building a fuller or more appropriate way of living, which better expresses us individually in relation to the world.

The Grove offers a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment for you to work on the issues that you present.

Counseling psychology


As a psychological specialty is about usually one-on-one engagement between a trained counsellor, and a client (McLeod, 2003). In terms of its formal instantiation, its remit may involve facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span with a focus on emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental, and organizational concerns. Through the integration of theory, research, and practice, and with sensitivity to multicultural issues, this specialty encompasses a broad range of practices that help people improve their well-being, alleviate distress and maladjustment, resolve crises, and increase their ability to live more highly functioning lives.

Many people can benefit from counseling. Counseling is powerful, in that it involves another human being interacting genuinely to help.