Multicultural Therapy Service via Online & Telephone Sessions
Culturally Sensitive Therapy also known as Multicultural Therapy, involves offering emotional support that's relevant to the client's background. This may differ due to race, ethnicity, disability, age, neurodiversity, religion, beliefs, gender identity, sexuality, socio-economic status or any other part of their identity.
Culturally Sensitive Therapists recognise that background is an important component of who we are. Difference in practice, tradition, history and the struggle of diverse clients is respected in the counselling relationship.
Why is Multicultural Therapy important?
People from diverse communities often have very different lived experiences and realities. These differences can influence the types of mental health issues that they may have and their perception of counselling. Multicultural Therapy is vital because we live in a culturally rich society.
People from diverse communities may approach counselling and mental health through the lens of their background. Marginalised groups have had a history of being subjected to exclusion, oppression and discrimination. This has caused trauma for many. Culturally Sensitive Therapists take this into account while supporting their clients compassionately.
Therapy isn't just about dealing with the hard stuff. Celebrating wins, acknowledging growth and sharing pride are meaningful parts of the therapeutic experience.
There is so much beauty in diversity and inclusion. While there are hardships in multicultural groups, pride should beam under the spotlight too. Diverse groups are unique and have so much to be proud of and known for, aside from their struggle.
We remember that being multicultural may have come with negative treatment too many times, but this does not make you as a person or a people a negative. OCS celebrates who you are with you.
We offer a safe space for you to bring your whole self and practice vulnerability. You can be comfortable just as you are and feel valued.
What Culturally Sensitive Therapists at OCS understand
So much has happened in the world. There have been health, social justice and political issues that have resulted in split opinions. In our field, we have sadly witnessed the increase in physical illness, anxiety, grief and stress in people’s lives.We understand how current events impact our clients and how historical events have had an effect too. Unfortunately, such factors have caused some people to feel unsafe when approaching mental health services. OCS aims to help change that. We offer you comfort and we welcome you all.
You can share any kind of problem with your Therapist
During therapy, we cover a variety of problems. Exploring backgrounds, social groups and family dynamics can also help in the counselling space. There may be parts that we want to detach from, those that we want to be linked to or new ones to adopt. Therapy can help you on that journey of discovery and choice. Other concerns including power and privilege, discrimination, racism as well as political and social dimensions can freely be discussed.
African, Caribbean, Black American and Indigenous communities
Ethnic groups make up 12% of the population, while only 4% of Therapists are from those groups. People from ethnic communities are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with mental illness. As the world increases in diversity, the mental health field must continue to adapt to support its population in the best possible way. We believe that everybody deserves to have space to unpack, to be seen and heard.
Therapy for Black, Brown, Asian and Mixed race clients
Incorporating cultural components into the therapeutic relationship is woven throughout OCS's support. You may be isolated or feeling like no one gets you. Perhaps you have been searching for a Therapist from an ethnic background for a long time, this is available. We offer counselling for Black, Brown, Asian and Mixed race clients, as well as people from other ethnic communities.
Benefits of having Therapy with OCS
• Available worldwide, 7 days a week.
• Out-of-hours Admin support.
• Therapy wherever you are.
• Sessions with the same Therapist
• Discounts of up to 25% off.
• Student and Company rates.
• You may be housebound due to disability, caring for small children/elderly parents, and have little time for face to face appointments.
Book your session below
You can click the payment buttons below and pay securely by debit card, credit card or PayPal account. We also accept BACS and online or telephone banking transfers, contact us for details.
If you purchase a single session, please make contact within 3 days. Discount bundles of 3-9 sessions are valid for 60 days. The 12 session bundle is valid for 90 days, while the 15 session bundle is valid for an extended 120 days.
How many sessions should I book?
According to therapeutic guidelines, Therapy is most beneficial with a minimum of 6 - 15 sessions. However, some clients may require mid term support of 4 months to 1 year or long term psychotherapeutic support for up to 2 years. Most new clients follow the suggested minimum amount and initially book 6 sessions and save 10%.