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Our Services

Talking Therapies

An exciting range of free one-to-one therapies covering a range of common issues such as anxiety, depression, stress and phobias. SHAPES services include HIV counselling, hypnotherapy, art therapy and dramatherapy.

Counselling

Do you have concerns or worries about living with HIV? Feeling isolated or alone or just feel like you need some support? Our trained counsellors are here for you.    

SHAPES counsellors are can help you work your way through all sorts of issues in a relaxed, non-judgemental and confidential environment. Whether you feel isolated and alone or just need someone outside your family or social circle with whom you can share your concerns, your dedicated counsellor can support you with any issues you have – and help you move forward with your life.

Counselling sessions are free for people living with HIV in Camden and Islington and take place once a week for up to 12 weeks. All our SHAPES counsellors are specially trained to help deal with the issues that affect people living with HIV. Sign Up Now

HYPNOTHERAPY

Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change in clients thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

The process aims to heighten a client’s state of awareness in a way that relaxes the conscious part of their mind while simultaneously stimulating and focussing the subconscious part. This altered state of consciousness - reached using skilled relaxation techniques - allows the therapist to then make appropriate suggestions. Hypnotherapy works particularly well as a treatment for habit breaking, stress related issues and for a range of long-term conditions.

Hypnotherapy sessions are free for people living with HIV in Camden and Islington and take place once a week for up to 12 weeks. Sign Up Now

Art Therapy

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a client’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

You do not need to be an artist or creatively talented to benefit. Our art therapists can work with anyone to help them express their inner creativeness to support them through the resolution of challenging issues.

Art therapy can also help clients to reduce stress; improve self-esteem and confidence; and develop and manage negative behaviors and difficult feelings.

SHAPES art therapy sessions are free for people living with HIV in Camden and Islington and take place once a week for up to 12 weeks. Sign Up Now

Dramatherapy

Dramatherapy is a creative form of psychotherapy employing a psychodynamic and person-centred approach which gives equal validity to physical, emotional and psychological needs. The aesthetic form of drama and its elements are used to ‘contain’ and give meaning to clients’ experiences and is used as a bridge to verbal dialogue and insight-based psychological development.

Dramatherapy is a way of using both one-to-one and group exercises to explore feelings, inclinations and personal attributes. Clients then use their insights from these exercises to work on making their lives more fulfilling than before. Sign Up Now