Counselling in Portsmouth

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The Haven Child Psychology Practice
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO4
I am a highly experienced chartered Clinical Psychologist, specialising in children and adolescent mental health and family/systemic intervention. I have worked across the NHS and independent sector for over 15 years and use evidence-based practice across the lifespan of treatment, supporting clients whose experiences reflect the full range of severity and complexity of mental health.
I am a highly experienced chartered Clinical Psychologist, specialising in children and adolescent mental health and family/systemic intervention. I have worked across the NHS and independent sector for over 15 years and use evidence-based practice across the lifespan of treatment, supporting clients whose experiences reflect the full range of severity and complexity of mental health.
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Naomi Best
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO1
Whether you are struggling with difficult life events, looking for help in understanding your feelings or want to explore what makes you tick, I can work collaboratively with you towards your goals. Within a confidential, welcoming and safe space, my flexible approach is led by your individual needs to help you feel better. Together we can identify patterns of thoughts, feelings or behaviours. Knowing why we respond in a certain way is the start of choosing to do things differently.
Whether you are struggling with difficult life events, looking for help in understanding your feelings or want to explore what makes you tick, I can work collaboratively with you towards your goals. Within a confidential, welcoming and safe space, my flexible approach is led by your individual needs to help you feel better. Together we can identify patterns of thoughts, feelings or behaviours. Knowing why we respond in a certain way is the start of choosing to do things differently.
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Peter Hutt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
My unique combination of both professional & personal experience means I can help you move forward with genuine empathy, knowledge and understanding. Whatever difficulties you are experiencing, I will help you to understand why and to see them more clearly. I can help you with a wide range of issues including Anxiety, Alcohol/Drug problems, Alcoholism or other Addictions, Bereavement, Trauma or Loss. You might be struggling with low self esteem or feelings of worthlessness, perhaps you just feel an underlying sense of doom. Whatever it is that is troubling you I can help you.
My unique combination of both professional & personal experience means I can help you move forward with genuine empathy, knowledge and understanding. Whatever difficulties you are experiencing, I will help you to understand why and to see them more clearly. I can help you with a wide range of issues including Anxiety, Alcohol/Drug problems, Alcoholism or other Addictions, Bereavement, Trauma or Loss. You might be struggling with low self esteem or feelings of worthlessness, perhaps you just feel an underlying sense of doom. Whatever it is that is troubling you I can help you.
07541 553614 View 07541 553614
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Cora Metelerkamp
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
I am an experienced individual and couples counsellor and I have successfully worked with a wide range of issues. You may be having difficulties around your relationship(s). You may be experiencing anxiety or depression or low self esteem, possibly alongside something else. I can offer you a judgement-free, inclusive and empathic space where we will explore things together at your pace. My therapeutic space is safe and containing no matter how difficult things may feel.
I am an experienced individual and couples counsellor and I have successfully worked with a wide range of issues. You may be having difficulties around your relationship(s). You may be experiencing anxiety or depression or low self esteem, possibly alongside something else. I can offer you a judgement-free, inclusive and empathic space where we will explore things together at your pace. My therapeutic space is safe and containing no matter how difficult things may feel.
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Marble White Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO6
Do you wish to feel empowered and be in an environment that promotes equality, acceptance and values you positively as a person? Marble White Counselling offers a professional service working with Adults, Couples, Families, Young People and Children. I am empathic, non-judgmental and genuine. I will support you through your journey by being alongside you and listen attentively in order to understand and hear your experience. Having an environment whereby you feel safe enough to disclose/let go of any negative beliefs, fear, anger, sadness or guilt can be extremely healing and aid self-acceptance.
Do you wish to feel empowered and be in an environment that promotes equality, acceptance and values you positively as a person? Marble White Counselling offers a professional service working with Adults, Couples, Families, Young People and Children. I am empathic, non-judgmental and genuine. I will support you through your journey by being alongside you and listen attentively in order to understand and hear your experience. Having an environment whereby you feel safe enough to disclose/let go of any negative beliefs, fear, anger, sadness or guilt can be extremely healing and aid self-acceptance.
01329 553428 View 01329 553428
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Holly-Jane Thurgood Optimism Psychotherapy Service
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO1  (Online Only)
I offer accredited psychotherapy to teenagers & adults nationwide. I am also the founder and lead therapist of Optimism. My approach is friendly and collaborative and based on the latest evidence of successful therapy approaches. I am an experienced and highly trained mental health professional and accredited CBT & EMDR psychological therapist. I have over 15 years of military healthcare experience delivering care in the UK and whilst deployed on operations in Afghanistan and in maritime environments. I have expert experience in delivering psychotherapy to Veterans, Service Personnel and those working for the Emergency Services.
I offer accredited psychotherapy to teenagers & adults nationwide. I am also the founder and lead therapist of Optimism. My approach is friendly and collaborative and based on the latest evidence of successful therapy approaches. I am an experienced and highly trained mental health professional and accredited CBT & EMDR psychological therapist. I have over 15 years of military healthcare experience delivering care in the UK and whilst deployed on operations in Afghanistan and in maritime environments. I have expert experience in delivering psychotherapy to Veterans, Service Personnel and those working for the Emergency Services.
023 8001 6653 View 023 8001 6653
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Greenleaves Psychological Services
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO6  (Online Only)
Your life has taken a direction you did not choose: someone hurt you, or you have developed a physical health problem. You have tried hard to ignore your suffering until you can’t do it anymore. Things that used to be easy now feel impossible. You don’t recognise yourself anymore and you know you cannot carry on like this. This has left you feeling depressed, stressed, angry or even scared. You want to feel less overwhelmed and more in control. You want to go back to the person you once were, or maybe even find out who YOU are. But mostly you just want to be seen and heard and know that someone is on your side.
Your life has taken a direction you did not choose: someone hurt you, or you have developed a physical health problem. You have tried hard to ignore your suffering until you can’t do it anymore. Things that used to be easy now feel impossible. You don’t recognise yourself anymore and you know you cannot carry on like this. This has left you feeling depressed, stressed, angry or even scared. You want to feel less overwhelmed and more in control. You want to go back to the person you once were, or maybe even find out who YOU are. But mostly you just want to be seen and heard and know that someone is on your side.
023 9387 7477 View 023 9387 7477
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Del Atkins
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO6
Waitlist for new clients
Hi my name is Del Atkins and I'm a counsellor, offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) and supervision, I offer face to face counselling and supervision to young people 16+ and adults in Fareham, Portsmouth and the surrounding area from rooms in Fareham. I have completed over 5300+ hours with clients since completing a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Person Centered Counselling in 2009. I have worked with clients on their journeys who are experiencing bereavement, depression, eating disorders, self confidence worries, sexuality, self image issues, trauma, rape & sexual assault etc....
Hi my name is Del Atkins and I'm a counsellor, offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) and supervision, I offer face to face counselling and supervision to young people 16+ and adults in Fareham, Portsmouth and the surrounding area from rooms in Fareham. I have completed over 5300+ hours with clients since completing a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Person Centered Counselling in 2009. I have worked with clients on their journeys who are experiencing bereavement, depression, eating disorders, self confidence worries, sexuality, self image issues, trauma, rape & sexual assault etc....
01329 557308 View 01329 557308
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Gemma Evans Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Hello. I'm Gemma, a qualified and registered Counsellor. I offer one-to-one counselling to adults from my private practice in Hedge End, Southampton. If you're here, chances are you're looking for help...You may be struggling with a personal issue and feeling that something has to change. You might be feeling anxious and alone with your problem and wondering if anyone will understand. Maybe a recent loss or life change has left you feeling like you cannot cope. Or perhaps experiences from your past are affecting your ability to live your life fully today.
Hello. I'm Gemma, a qualified and registered Counsellor. I offer one-to-one counselling to adults from my private practice in Hedge End, Southampton. If you're here, chances are you're looking for help...You may be struggling with a personal issue and feeling that something has to change. You might be feeling anxious and alone with your problem and wondering if anyone will understand. Maybe a recent loss or life change has left you feeling like you cannot cope. Or perhaps experiences from your past are affecting your ability to live your life fully today.
01489 665883 View 01489 665883
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Helen-Melissa Crew
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Are you feeling sad, anxious or stressed? Is life feeling overwhelming or too challenging? Perhaps you are needing help to overcome anxiety, panic attacks, depression, are suffering low self-confidence or are experiencing relationship or family difficulties? Whatever your reason for counselling, whether it's big or small... get in touch to see how I can help. I am a fully qualified BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering a professional, confidential Counselling Service.
Are you feeling sad, anxious or stressed? Is life feeling overwhelming or too challenging? Perhaps you are needing help to overcome anxiety, panic attacks, depression, are suffering low self-confidence or are experiencing relationship or family difficulties? Whatever your reason for counselling, whether it's big or small... get in touch to see how I can help. I am a fully qualified BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering a professional, confidential Counselling Service.
07881 743121 View 07881 743121
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Sinead Mitchell
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
I’m Sinead Mitchell and I’ve been working as a counsellor for the past two decades. Counselling young people, couples and individuals, I work with a wide range of people through the community. Issues such as anxiety, depression, relationships, sexuality, gender issues and menopause are common areas that I support clients through. Working with various therapy styles, including EMDR, Gestalt, Humanistic and Holistic, I aim to match the counselling needs to each individual or couple that I see. My specialism is the field of infertility, pregnancy, birth, early parenting through to perimenopause and menopause.
I’m Sinead Mitchell and I’ve been working as a counsellor for the past two decades. Counselling young people, couples and individuals, I work with a wide range of people through the community. Issues such as anxiety, depression, relationships, sexuality, gender issues and menopause are common areas that I support clients through. Working with various therapy styles, including EMDR, Gestalt, Humanistic and Holistic, I aim to match the counselling needs to each individual or couple that I see. My specialism is the field of infertility, pregnancy, birth, early parenting through to perimenopause and menopause.
01489 346863 View 01489 346863
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Clare Webber
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO6
I am a qualified Humanistic Gestalt counsellor; I am based in Eastleigh, where I see clients at my home. I also travel across Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and parts of Dorset to peoples homes. I see myself as a multi-skilled counsellor with further training in different types of counselling, including CBT, Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, and TA counselling. I create a strong therapeutic relationship and use my knowledge to tailor the sessions to meet your needs.
I am a qualified Humanistic Gestalt counsellor; I am based in Eastleigh, where I see clients at my home. I also travel across Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and parts of Dorset to peoples homes. I see myself as a multi-skilled counsellor with further training in different types of counselling, including CBT, Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, and TA counselling. I create a strong therapeutic relationship and use my knowledge to tailor the sessions to meet your needs.
023 9431 1229 View 023 9431 1229
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Emma Collins (Southsea Therapies)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO4
I work with children, young people (8-25 yrs) & adults to move towards their goals using talking therapy, drawing, practical tools. I am passionate that therapy should be fun & creative and work in a collaborative way so my clients look forward to our sessions together. If your child is under 8 years & having difficulties, please get in touch to discuss how a joint approach of child-led & parent work may be beneficial.
I work with children, young people (8-25 yrs) & adults to move towards their goals using talking therapy, drawing, practical tools. I am passionate that therapy should be fun & creative and work in a collaborative way so my clients look forward to our sessions together. If your child is under 8 years & having difficulties, please get in touch to discuss how a joint approach of child-led & parent work may be beneficial.
023 9431 1912 View 023 9431 1912
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Colin Beckwith Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Counselling can be really helpful when you just need someone to talk to and it can offer so much more. When you are feeling like something is just not right or life seems so challenging, talking to a Counsellor can make the difference. Many people just want to feel better and get a sense of relief from the turmoil of life. It may be that a life event has really impacted on you, such as a bereavement, trauma or loss of a job. You may feel like the world just does not understand you or perhaps you are struggling to come to terms with your sexuality. There are many many different reasons why people choose counselling. We're all unique.
Counselling can be really helpful when you just need someone to talk to and it can offer so much more. When you are feeling like something is just not right or life seems so challenging, talking to a Counsellor can make the difference. Many people just want to feel better and get a sense of relief from the turmoil of life. It may be that a life event has really impacted on you, such as a bereavement, trauma or loss of a job. You may feel like the world just does not understand you or perhaps you are struggling to come to terms with your sexuality. There are many many different reasons why people choose counselling. We're all unique.
07401 292314 View 07401 292314
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WholeSum Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, thank you for looking at my profile. My name is Nichola, and I am a qualified Gestalt Counsellor; I also have training to utilise the CBT and Humanistic approaches alongside my main modality. Currently, I am offering telephone and online sessions. This will be reviewed regularly. I have familiarity in working with a wide variety of people from different backgrounds, from the ages of 12+. I place individuality at the forefront of my sessions and value autonomy. With this, I also provide a safe, confidential environment that encompasses exploration.
Hello, thank you for looking at my profile. My name is Nichola, and I am a qualified Gestalt Counsellor; I also have training to utilise the CBT and Humanistic approaches alongside my main modality. Currently, I am offering telephone and online sessions. This will be reviewed regularly. I have familiarity in working with a wide variety of people from different backgrounds, from the ages of 12+. I place individuality at the forefront of my sessions and value autonomy. With this, I also provide a safe, confidential environment that encompasses exploration.
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Greenleaves Psychological Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1  (Online Only)
Your past is something you desperately want to forget. You have done your utmost to push it all out of your mind and just get on with your life. But no matter how hard you try, those awful thoughts and feelings follow you wherever you go, catching you out when you least expect it. You feel trapped, powerless to change any of this. You feel out of control, unable to manage the stress in your body. And every time those images pop into your mind, you feel ashamed and guilty. There is this voice inside you telling you you should have done something more, something else. Then it would have all been different.
Your past is something you desperately want to forget. You have done your utmost to push it all out of your mind and just get on with your life. But no matter how hard you try, those awful thoughts and feelings follow you wherever you go, catching you out when you least expect it. You feel trapped, powerless to change any of this. You feel out of control, unable to manage the stress in your body. And every time those images pop into your mind, you feel ashamed and guilty. There is this voice inside you telling you you should have done something more, something else. Then it would have all been different.
01329 557272 View 01329 557272
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Elizabeth Rowlinson
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist and supervisor working with adults, adolescents and couples on the Isle of Wight and on-line across the UK. Sometimes life can be challenging, we can feel lost or stuck or that we have no control over what is happening. We may struggle with relationships or feeling good about ourselves. Expressing thoughts and feelings confidentially without being judged can help us to feel heard and understood. It can also bring clarity, insight and a better understanding of ourselves and how we relate to others.
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist and supervisor working with adults, adolescents and couples on the Isle of Wight and on-line across the UK. Sometimes life can be challenging, we can feel lost or stuck or that we have no control over what is happening. We may struggle with relationships or feeling good about ourselves. Expressing thoughts and feelings confidentially without being judged can help us to feel heard and understood. It can also bring clarity, insight and a better understanding of ourselves and how we relate to others.
01983 219487 View 01983 219487
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Catherine Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
I believe I know what matters in building a safe and trusting environment to enable personal change and growth. I have chosen to base my counselling ethos on a Humanistic modality which includes the belief each of us has the ability, drive and autonomy within ourselves to resolve emotional issues, conflicts and life changing events. I also recognise we all need a bit of help and support in times of distress.
I believe I know what matters in building a safe and trusting environment to enable personal change and growth. I have chosen to base my counselling ethos on a Humanistic modality which includes the belief each of us has the ability, drive and autonomy within ourselves to resolve emotional issues, conflicts and life changing events. I also recognise we all need a bit of help and support in times of distress.
01489 665864 View 01489 665864
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Gaynor Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
I am a highly experienced counsellor and my aim is to create a positive, trusting environment in which I help you to help yourself. I provide a safe and caring professional counselling and psychotherapy service. I am an empathic and approachable person working in a non-judgemental and confidential way. By exploring your past, the causes of present day problems are often revealed. We can't change the past, but we can gain understanding allowing you to relate differently to yourself, others and problems in order to choose to make changes or find acceptance.
I am a highly experienced counsellor and my aim is to create a positive, trusting environment in which I help you to help yourself. I provide a safe and caring professional counselling and psychotherapy service. I am an empathic and approachable person working in a non-judgemental and confidential way. By exploring your past, the causes of present day problems are often revealed. We can't change the past, but we can gain understanding allowing you to relate differently to yourself, others and problems in order to choose to make changes or find acceptance.
023 8235 6102 View 023 8235 6102
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Lisa Badman-Dunphy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with a wealth of experience within the fields of health and social care. I offer one-to-one therapy online and face to face to those wishing to explore their motivations, anxieties, and the challenges that life presents.
I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with a wealth of experience within the fields of health and social care. I offer one-to-one therapy online and face to face to those wishing to explore their motivations, anxieties, and the challenges that life presents.
01730 771465 View 01730 771465

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Number of Counsellors in Portsmouth

80+

Average cost per session

£57

Counsellors in Portsmouth who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
89% Self Esteem
81% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% Bereavement

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% AXA PPP
60% Aviva
56% Vitality

How Counsellors in Portsmouth see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male