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Bilingual / Multicultural Therapy & Counselling

Multicultural therapy and counselling is designed to support those who are in a minority due to their ethnicity, immigration status, cultural background, religion, socioeconomic background, disability, or other social factors. Multicultural therapy recognises that structural inequality plays a part in mental health and psychological wellbeing, and that many psychological issues can be caused or exacerbated by systemic marginalisation.

Bilingual therapy might be suitable for you if you have a choice in which language you want to use in therapy. The language you use is bound up with your emotional experiences and memories; for example, if you grew up speaking Greek and now mainly speak English, speaking Greek in therapy might give you access to a different range of emotions and experiences than if you used English.

A therapist who shares more than one of your languages will also share the experience of living in multiple tongues and will be able to take that into account while working with you on whatever has brought you to therapy.

Any therapy type or modality can be bilingual, and multicultural awareness can be a part of any therapy. Counselling and multicultural family therapy could be multicultural or bilingual or both; therapists in this field understand the unique challenges of living across or between cultures.

These modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), couples counseling, wellbeing therapy and psychoanalytic therapy, to name just some of the therapy types available. The important difference to note is that your therapist will adopt an approach that is sensitive to your cultural diversity.

What Is Bilingual / Multicultural Therapy & Counselling & Can It Help Me?

You might be seeking therapy for any number of reasons where cultural factors are involved, including challenging life situations and mental health problems.

We want you to feel able to discuss any questions or worries with your therapist. This is important in order for you to progress your therapy.

***If you are interested in contacting us for information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Some clients may benefit from bilingual and multicultural therapy if they are struggling to cope with some of the therapy issues we deal with listed below.

Bilingual / Multicultural Therapists & Counsellors Working at HQ Therapy

If you are looking for a multicultural therapist, you will probably choose one who shares your culture, but multicultural therapists are trained to understand, respect and work with cultural difference, so this might not be necessary.

Below is a selection of our current therapists who are fully trained to work with bilingual and multicultural therapy clients using different types of therapy modalities and a wide range of techniques. Choosing the right therapist is an important decision for you and it is important that you work with the right practitioner and that both feel comfortable working together.

If you feel like you still need some more help in your decision then get in touch with us using the form at the bottom of this page (‘Can I Contact You For Advice About Therapy?’) and someone will guide you through the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply get in touch with us using the form below or give us a call at 0203 997 9229 and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

However, if you feel you are ready to start therapy straight away then click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with a fully qualified therapist, or if you are struggling financially click HERE to book an initial therapy assessment with one of our Low-Cost therapists.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored to the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.