Counselling in Portsmouth

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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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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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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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Kim Hosier
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO1
Not accepting new clients
I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I have helped people with a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, bereavement, childbirth and depression. I am also experienced in working with adult survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.
I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I have helped people with a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, bereavement, childbirth and depression. I am also experienced in working with adult survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.
07723 469228 View 07723 469228
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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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Caroline Allan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
As a humanistic counsellor I believe that therapy is about self exploration, which can help when you are struggling with your current life, perhaps feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed or depressed. I aim to create a relationship with you in which you can feel safe to be fully transparent and talk about difficult or painful experiences, thoughts or feelings. I hope that through a reflective partnership, I can help you become more self aware but with no judgement.
As a humanistic counsellor I believe that therapy is about self exploration, which can help when you are struggling with your current life, perhaps feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed or depressed. I aim to create a relationship with you in which you can feel safe to be fully transparent and talk about difficult or painful experiences, thoughts or feelings. I hope that through a reflective partnership, I can help you become more self aware but with no judgement.
023 9431 1396 View 023 9431 1396
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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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Bev Spiller
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO4
Hello. I am here to support you when life gets tough! Suffering with anxiety, depression, having difficulty with your relationships or approaching significant life changes can be experienced as overwhelming. Do you feel lost, fearful and unsure as to what to do next? As an experienced psychotherapist, I will help you find your way back to a self that feels more confident and in charge of your life going forward. As we work together, you will establish clearer thinking and emotional balance that brings about greater happiness. I enjoy working with clients age seventeen upwards. You do not have to go it alone! I am here.
Hello. I am here to support you when life gets tough! Suffering with anxiety, depression, having difficulty with your relationships or approaching significant life changes can be experienced as overwhelming. Do you feel lost, fearful and unsure as to what to do next? As an experienced psychotherapist, I will help you find your way back to a self that feels more confident and in charge of your life going forward. As we work together, you will establish clearer thinking and emotional balance that brings about greater happiness. I enjoy working with clients age seventeen upwards. You do not have to go it alone! I am here.
07445 411493 View 07445 411493
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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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Helen Young Counsellor, HY Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Are you suffering with stress, depression or anxiety? Are you unsettled from the impact of COVID-19 or rising living costs? Do you have unresolved issues in your life that are holding you back? Perhaps talking to a counsellor is the move for you! I provide a friendly and professional counselling service and I am experienced in working with a range of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma and relationship difficulties. One area that I specialise in is autism spectrum disorder. My sessions are autism, neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ friendly. I help you to normalise, understand and manage your experiences.
Are you suffering with stress, depression or anxiety? Are you unsettled from the impact of COVID-19 or rising living costs? Do you have unresolved issues in your life that are holding you back? Perhaps talking to a counsellor is the move for you! I provide a friendly and professional counselling service and I am experienced in working with a range of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma and relationship difficulties. One area that I specialise in is autism spectrum disorder. My sessions are autism, neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ friendly. I help you to normalise, understand and manage your experiences.
01329 756804 View 01329 756804
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Victoria Rhys-Hurn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO18
Beginning counselling can be difficult and challenging, and choosing the right counsellor for you is an important step towards starting that process. Perhaps you are feeling depressed or anxious and cannot understand why, or maybe you’re finding relationships tough to navigate. Sometimes we are unable to understand the difficult feelings we are experiencing and that can feel overwhelming. People seek counselling for different reasons, and I am here to listen to you without judgement or agenda.
Beginning counselling can be difficult and challenging, and choosing the right counsellor for you is an important step towards starting that process. Perhaps you are feeling depressed or anxious and cannot understand why, or maybe you’re finding relationships tough to navigate. Sometimes we are unable to understand the difficult feelings we are experiencing and that can feel overwhelming. People seek counselling for different reasons, and I am here to listen to you without judgement or agenda.
023 9431 1868 View 023 9431 1868
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Claire Wain
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Hello there and welcome. Sometimes life can be overwhelming for all sorts of reasons and we may need a little help to try and work our way through it. Counselling can give us the help we need, by offering a safe place to sit with someone who is there to help you through those tough times. I understand that the decision to have counselling can perhaps be a difficult one, but I believe that together we can ease those fears and anxieties. Then, as we begin to develop a therapeutic and healing relationship, you will hopefully begin to feel more able to share all that is on your mind.
Hello there and welcome. Sometimes life can be overwhelming for all sorts of reasons and we may need a little help to try and work our way through it. Counselling can give us the help we need, by offering a safe place to sit with someone who is there to help you through those tough times. I understand that the decision to have counselling can perhaps be a difficult one, but I believe that together we can ease those fears and anxieties. Then, as we begin to develop a therapeutic and healing relationship, you will hopefully begin to feel more able to share all that is on your mind.
01489 357193 View 01489 357193
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Cactus Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
I am a creative, enthusiastic neurodivergent counsellor. I'm passionate about helping anybody who is childfree by choice, estranged, or affected by migraines. Aside from these issues I will also happily work with a wide range of other issues.
I am a creative, enthusiastic neurodivergent counsellor. I'm passionate about helping anybody who is childfree by choice, estranged, or affected by migraines. Aside from these issues I will also happily work with a wide range of other issues.
0117 463 3661 View 0117 463 3661
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Andrew Clarke Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO3
I work with Anxiety, Stress and Depression. I also specialize in Domestic abuse, Young people and Children, and Relationship counselling. I work from a very private and confidential office, I can come to your home for 'home visits', or can do walk and talk from a location of your choice. In addition to my private practice I have a wealth of experience of working with children/young adults 11-25 years old. First session consists of assessment and setting goals for therapy and agreeing on best times and dates for future sessions. I offer short term and long term therapy.
I work with Anxiety, Stress and Depression. I also specialize in Domestic abuse, Young people and Children, and Relationship counselling. I work from a very private and confidential office, I can come to your home for 'home visits', or can do walk and talk from a location of your choice. In addition to my private practice I have a wealth of experience of working with children/young adults 11-25 years old. First session consists of assessment and setting goals for therapy and agreeing on best times and dates for future sessions. I offer short term and long term therapy.
07480 488782 View 07480 488782
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Louise Mahoney
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO18
I work with young people and adults. I have extensive experience of working with trauma and sexual and domestic abuse. The basis of my model is person-centred. I integrate other counselling approaches but always maintain a client-led process based on client need. I work relationally with clients to support them in their personal journey towards growth, understanding and hope. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor.
I work with young people and adults. I have extensive experience of working with trauma and sexual and domestic abuse. The basis of my model is person-centred. I integrate other counselling approaches but always maintain a client-led process based on client need. I work relationally with clients to support them in their personal journey towards growth, understanding and hope. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor.
01243 979827 View 01243 979827
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Janet Smith Emotional Wellness Coaching
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO6
If you are at a crossroads or struggling with your mental health and know that you need to make a change. I can help. Some of the key areas I work in are:- Depression Loss & Bereavement Stress & Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma/PTSD Emotional Eating/Eating Disorders & Weight Loss, Abuse, Addictions, Work/life balance, Senior Executive Coaching. I combine psychodynamic counselling, clinical hypnotherapy, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Senior Executive Coaching & Mentoring, Mindfulness and Relaxation techniques to help clients who are experiencing emotional distress and want to make positive change in their life
If you are at a crossroads or struggling with your mental health and know that you need to make a change. I can help. Some of the key areas I work in are:- Depression Loss & Bereavement Stress & Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma/PTSD Emotional Eating/Eating Disorders & Weight Loss, Abuse, Addictions, Work/life balance, Senior Executive Coaching. I combine psychodynamic counselling, clinical hypnotherapy, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Senior Executive Coaching & Mentoring, Mindfulness and Relaxation techniques to help clients who are experiencing emotional distress and want to make positive change in their life
023 8235 2065 View 023 8235 2065
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Shelley Bradley-Scholey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO1
Accredited CBT, EMDR or Integrated therapy or Counselling. I provide honest, approachable and down to earth therapy. If you have difficulties with a painful past or problems that are getting in the way of your life currently I can help you. You may want to change how you think and feel about yourself or understand difficult emotions. I have 20 years’ experience in helping people recover and reclaim their life. I know sometimes people can find the prospect of therapy unnerving, I try hard to make people feel at ease by delivering therapy in an open and common-sense way, I am friendly and kind. Fully professionally registered.
Accredited CBT, EMDR or Integrated therapy or Counselling. I provide honest, approachable and down to earth therapy. If you have difficulties with a painful past or problems that are getting in the way of your life currently I can help you. You may want to change how you think and feel about yourself or understand difficult emotions. I have 20 years’ experience in helping people recover and reclaim their life. I know sometimes people can find the prospect of therapy unnerving, I try hard to make people feel at ease by delivering therapy in an open and common-sense way, I am friendly and kind. Fully professionally registered.
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Dr Robert Percival
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO3
I understand that making the decision to engage in therapy can be a daunting one. I aim to provide a space where you feel safe, heard and valued. I place great emphasis on working collaboratively to understand a person's life experiences and how they have and continue to impact them. Our work together would be defined by your values and goals. The models of therapy that I draw on help to make sense of how patterns of being with yourself and others have developed, understanding these and then empathically challenging them to enable people to make meaningful sustained change in their lives.
I understand that making the decision to engage in therapy can be a daunting one. I aim to provide a space where you feel safe, heard and valued. I place great emphasis on working collaboratively to understand a person's life experiences and how they have and continue to impact them. Our work together would be defined by your values and goals. The models of therapy that I draw on help to make sense of how patterns of being with yourself and others have developed, understanding these and then empathically challenging them to enable people to make meaningful sustained change in their lives.
01202 037591 View 01202 037591
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Alison Curtis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO1
I am an experienced, results-focused Relationship Specialist, & have worked in this area for the past 16 years. I am a qualified relationship coach; a master NLP practitioner, & a relationship counsellor/therapist. I work in industry helping leaders navigate difficult relationships with their colleagues…and I do the same for couples with a lot of success. Over the years, I have spent in advance of £30K on my own continuing professional development which has all been relationships-focused, & I continue to invest heavily in my own development today. I charge more than most counsellors so please be aware of this when reaching out.
I am an experienced, results-focused Relationship Specialist, & have worked in this area for the past 16 years. I am a qualified relationship coach; a master NLP practitioner, & a relationship counsellor/therapist. I work in industry helping leaders navigate difficult relationships with their colleagues…and I do the same for couples with a lot of success. Over the years, I have spent in advance of £30K on my own continuing professional development which has all been relationships-focused, & I continue to invest heavily in my own development today. I charge more than most counsellors so please be aware of this when reaching out.
023 8214 7088 View 023 8214 7088
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Hermione B Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Are you struggling with OCD, Anxiety, depression, or feeling like a shadow of yourself? Would you like to be able to express your feelings and emotions and learn how to change unhealthy emotions of anxiety, depression, hurt, anger, guilt, etc and those unhealthy beliefs that are keeping you stuck. Would you like to quieten that inner critical voice and learn a new philosophy for life, that will enable you to maintain your wellbeing. If so I offer one to one's, either face to face, zoom, or telephone sessions, whichever suits you best. In a safe, confidential space to talk and work through your problem. I work with 18 years plus.
Are you struggling with OCD, Anxiety, depression, or feeling like a shadow of yourself? Would you like to be able to express your feelings and emotions and learn how to change unhealthy emotions of anxiety, depression, hurt, anger, guilt, etc and those unhealthy beliefs that are keeping you stuck. Would you like to quieten that inner critical voice and learn a new philosophy for life, that will enable you to maintain your wellbeing. If so I offer one to one's, either face to face, zoom, or telephone sessions, whichever suits you best. In a safe, confidential space to talk and work through your problem. I work with 18 years plus.
023 8254 4522 View 023 8254 4522

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Number of Counsellors in Portsmouth

80+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Portsmouth who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
90% Self Esteem
82% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Bereavement

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% AXA PPP
64% Aviva
56% Vitality

How Counsellors in Portsmouth see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male