Winchester, Hampshire

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Counselling in Winchester by Senior accredited MBACP Counsellor and supervisor of Counsellors.

What is Counselling?

Counselling helps you look at difficulties and problems that you may be experiencing. Talking about your experiences in a neutral and confidential environment will help you to work through your concerns and help you to make the appropriate changes in your life.


What is the difference between Counselling & Psychotherapy?

Essentially the difference is between short-term work focusing on a specific issue, or long-term, deep self-examination. However, since most psychotherapy is weekly, lasting from a few months to several years, and some counselling is open-ended and may go into greater depth, there is an area of overlap.

Generally, counselling is appropriate for people who have a particular difficulty they want to deal with, or who are reacting to a distressing or stressful event, such as a bereavement or divorce. Someone who has difficulties that can't be linked to a particular event may perhaps be better suited to longer-term or deeper work, such as psychotherapy. However, some therapists also offer short-term focused work and people with long-term problems may work very successfully with a well-trained counsellor, once a week, over a longer period.

There is an overlap in terms of training between Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Both counsellors and psychotherapists work from a variety of theoretical approaches ranging from analytic psychoanalysis, through to humanistic psychotherapy (based on personal growth and self development) to behavioural therapies (used for dealing with specific phobias and anxieties).

You should work with someone who is fully qualified and with whom you feel safe and able to communicate freely.


What can it help me with?

- Bereavement
- Depression
- Eating disorders
- Exam anxiety
- Family problems
- Mental health problems
- Past traumas
- Relationships
- Self-harm
- Sexuality
- Suicidal feelings

How does it help?

In general, your counsellor will listen to you without interferring or imposing their own values and beliefs on you. They will give you the space to explore your thoughts, feelings, or behaviour, whatever they are. People find it helpful to have their concerns taken seriously.

Your counsellor will help you to understand your feelings. For instance, they may ask questions designed to reflect back to you your thought processes. The way we think has a great deal to do with how we feel and how we experience things. You may explore and implement changes in the way you do things, and that then can go on to enhance your life or your relationship.

What will my session involve?

Your initial meeting with your counsellor is an opportunity to discuss whether counselling would be appropriate to your needs.

Your counsellor is not there to judge you and you do not need to worry about offending or upsetting them. They will make sure that you are safe by setting appropriate boundaries such as confidentiality, you will be asked what it is that you hope to achieve. The counsellor will be honest and not simply tell you what they think you want to hear.

How long is a session?

Each session lasts for 50 mins.

How much does a session cost?

Initial Consultation: Free

A session costs £50.


Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Professional & Experienced Counsellor- Serving- Winchester, Southampton, Basingstoke, Andover, Fareham & Romsey

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Contact a Counsellor

Contact us for advise on the right type of therapy for you. You are assured that you will see the most experienced therapist for your particular area of issue.

Book a free consultation with one of the team and we will help you find the treatment to work towards overcoming your life issues.