Counselling in Portsmouth

Photo of Libby Webber, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Libby Webber
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
People often come to therapy unsure of what their goals are, knowing that things aren’t right and that life could be better if only those things were different. Whether you’re looking for therapy as an individual or as a couple - I work with both - I believe we all have the potential to change and grow, and that sometimes what is needed to start the process is a different perspective from someone with a fresh pair of eyes and ears.
People often come to therapy unsure of what their goals are, knowing that things aren’t right and that life could be better if only those things were different. Whether you’re looking for therapy as an individual or as a couple - I work with both - I believe we all have the potential to change and grow, and that sometimes what is needed to start the process is a different perspective from someone with a fresh pair of eyes and ears.
07480 787607 View 07480 787607
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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
Photo of Tracey Burgess, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Tracey Burgess
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Hello! My name is Tracey and I’m a Person-Centred Counselling Psychotherapist, professionally trained to Degree level and am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS). I’m mainly based in Newport on the Isle of Wight and can also have availability in Wootton, IW. I am aware of everyone being an individual person and because in therapy there is no ‘one size fits all’ my work is tailored to each person, walking with them as they find their own way towards a fulfilling and happier life. I offer a space that is safe, non-judgmental and confidential for you to work at your own pace.
Hello! My name is Tracey and I’m a Person-Centred Counselling Psychotherapist, professionally trained to Degree level and am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS). I’m mainly based in Newport on the Isle of Wight and can also have availability in Wootton, IW. I am aware of everyone being an individual person and because in therapy there is no ‘one size fits all’ my work is tailored to each person, walking with them as they find their own way towards a fulfilling and happier life. I offer a space that is safe, non-judgmental and confidential for you to work at your own pace.
01983 214482 View 01983 214482
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Maximillian Mustafa-Holzapfel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO1  (Online Only)
I focus mostly on identity and intersectional experiences. My main areas of interest and knowledge are queer identities, gender identity (including cis, trans+, enby, and intersex), poly relationships, families with mixed ethnic and/or religious backgrounds, disability/illness (including hidden) and difficult parenting/parented relationships (including single parenting, and queer parenting). I am open to working with any kind of client, regardless of lifestyle, history, and past mistakes. Please see my website for more information and my inclusion statement. I work online only and my session fees range from £30 to £60 per session.
I focus mostly on identity and intersectional experiences. My main areas of interest and knowledge are queer identities, gender identity (including cis, trans+, enby, and intersex), poly relationships, families with mixed ethnic and/or religious backgrounds, disability/illness (including hidden) and difficult parenting/parented relationships (including single parenting, and queer parenting). I am open to working with any kind of client, regardless of lifestyle, history, and past mistakes. Please see my website for more information and my inclusion statement. I work online only and my session fees range from £30 to £60 per session.
023 8235 6191 View 023 8235 6191
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Lesley Downs
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
I love working with couples & individuals who want to make changes in their lives. Perhaps for you it's a struggle with anxiety or depression. Maybe you are unhappy with a relationship, feel trapped, betrayed or dissatisfied with how things are. I offer couples weekly or intensive half and full day sessions to really kick start your progress towards a happier future. Possibly you hate your job and want to do something different but you're not sure what or how to make that big step forward into a different world. Perhaps you've lost your confidence and your self esteem has hit rock bottom and you need a positive way forward?
I love working with couples & individuals who want to make changes in their lives. Perhaps for you it's a struggle with anxiety or depression. Maybe you are unhappy with a relationship, feel trapped, betrayed or dissatisfied with how things are. I offer couples weekly or intensive half and full day sessions to really kick start your progress towards a happier future. Possibly you hate your job and want to do something different but you're not sure what or how to make that big step forward into a different world. Perhaps you've lost your confidence and your self esteem has hit rock bottom and you need a positive way forward?
07427 534886 View 07427 534886
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Josephine Estrella
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Would you like to talk to someone in confidence? I believe that 'out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks'. There are times in our lives that we hesitate to share our inner thoughts and feelings, or ashamed to share that we are feeling lost, weary and burdened, or keep our problems and painful experiences, our fears, anxieties or worries from our friends, loved ones, and family. In times like these, it is helpful to talk things out in confidence to someone who will listen without being judgemental or critical, but will be there to offer you a listening ear with empathy and acceptance, with care, respect and warmth.
Would you like to talk to someone in confidence? I believe that 'out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks'. There are times in our lives that we hesitate to share our inner thoughts and feelings, or ashamed to share that we are feeling lost, weary and burdened, or keep our problems and painful experiences, our fears, anxieties or worries from our friends, loved ones, and family. In times like these, it is helpful to talk things out in confidence to someone who will listen without being judgemental or critical, but will be there to offer you a listening ear with empathy and acceptance, with care, respect and warmth.
01329 759092 View 01329 759092
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Different Kinds of Minds
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Not accepting new clients
Have you been diagnosed with Autism/ ADHD or wonder if you are 'wired' differently to others? Are social interactions anxiety-provoking or too effortful? Do you often feel anxious/ overwhelmed and/ or feel the need to withdraw from the demands of the world? Are you struggling to understand yourself? Are you finding work, relationships and coping with every day tasks difficult? These are often the experiences of my clients who are 'neurodiverse' and who want to find ways to be well, strong and value their unique temperament and strengths and get the support they need to fulfil their potential.
Have you been diagnosed with Autism/ ADHD or wonder if you are 'wired' differently to others? Are social interactions anxiety-provoking or too effortful? Do you often feel anxious/ overwhelmed and/ or feel the need to withdraw from the demands of the world? Are you struggling to understand yourself? Are you finding work, relationships and coping with every day tasks difficult? These are often the experiences of my clients who are 'neurodiverse' and who want to find ways to be well, strong and value their unique temperament and strengths and get the support they need to fulfil their potential.
01730 771179 View 01730 771179
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Crena Watson
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Discover Your True Self and Thrive with Specialized Counselling Are you an adult who suspects you may have ADHD or Autism, or perhaps you've recently received an official diagnosis? Many individuals uncover these facets of their identity later in life, often prompted by a lifelong sense of being different from others. Whether you're on a journey of self-discovery or already armed with a diagnosis, it's natural to experience a wide range of emotions – from anxiety, overwhelm, and depression to confusion about your path forward. How has this revelation impacted your relationships with others?
Discover Your True Self and Thrive with Specialized Counselling Are you an adult who suspects you may have ADHD or Autism, or perhaps you've recently received an official diagnosis? Many individuals uncover these facets of their identity later in life, often prompted by a lifelong sense of being different from others. Whether you're on a journey of self-discovery or already armed with a diagnosis, it's natural to experience a wide range of emotions – from anxiety, overwhelm, and depression to confusion about your path forward. How has this revelation impacted your relationships with others?
020 3835 5186 View 020 3835 5186
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Louisa Tait
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise in working with those who have experienced trauma as children, adolescents, and adults and subsequent PTSD and Complex PTSD if present. I can provide a safe space in which thoughts and feelings can be explored confidentially and without judgement. Through talking and creative exercises, difficult feelings can be acknowledged, understood, healing can start, and changes occur. I am a PhD student researching the connection between mind and body, I employ elements of this in my approach. This can help restore your confidence, connection with self, resilience, allow you to develop inner ease, and re-establish relationships.
I specialise in working with those who have experienced trauma as children, adolescents, and adults and subsequent PTSD and Complex PTSD if present. I can provide a safe space in which thoughts and feelings can be explored confidentially and without judgement. Through talking and creative exercises, difficult feelings can be acknowledged, understood, healing can start, and changes occur. I am a PhD student researching the connection between mind and body, I employ elements of this in my approach. This can help restore your confidence, connection with self, resilience, allow you to develop inner ease, and re-establish relationships.
01260 541232 View 01260 541232
Photo of Graham Clarke, MSc, CPsychol, Psychologist
Graham Clarke
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Waitlist for new clients
As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and associate of the British Psychological Society with many years experience in the NHS and in private practice, I aim to offer a low cost, low-stress service, which is both friendly and accessible. My training initially as a psychotherapist enables me to offer long term and short term work. I can offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Humanistic therapy. I like to tailor my approach to an individual's need and according to the evidence base. I cover all the major issues and many more and offer concessions to students and unwaged folks. I also run supervision groups.
As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, and associate of the British Psychological Society with many years experience in the NHS and in private practice, I aim to offer a low cost, low-stress service, which is both friendly and accessible. My training initially as a psychotherapist enables me to offer long term and short term work. I can offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Humanistic therapy. I like to tailor my approach to an individual's need and according to the evidence base. I cover all the major issues and many more and offer concessions to students and unwaged folks. I also run supervision groups.
01243 957014 View 01243 957014
Photo of Lucy Solymar, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Lucy Solymar
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
My clients often feel painfully stuck in some way and that's why they come to me. Problems become overwhelming. For instance, being unhappy in a marriage; having a serious illness and dealing with its effects; feeling low and not understanding why; dealing with divorce; having problems with one's children and not being sure how to manage; wanting to move forward in life but just not managing somehow; work issues - struggles with colleagues, dissatisfaction with a career. Anxiety, depression and confusion usually accompany these challenging life situations.
My clients often feel painfully stuck in some way and that's why they come to me. Problems become overwhelming. For instance, being unhappy in a marriage; having a serious illness and dealing with its effects; feeling low and not understanding why; dealing with divorce; having problems with one's children and not being sure how to manage; wanting to move forward in life but just not managing somehow; work issues - struggles with colleagues, dissatisfaction with a career. Anxiety, depression and confusion usually accompany these challenging life situations.
07563 380070 View 07563 380070
Photo of Natalie Meek, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Natalie Meek
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1  (Online Only)
I have a particular passion for supporting people who are living with Long Term Physical health conditions, such as chronic pain, IBS, and Long COVID utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches. I also provide clinical supervision to trainee CBT therapists and accredited therapists. I also frequently work with neurodivergent people who may be struggling with stress, anxiety, emotional regulation, or low mood. I have delivered workshops for the BABCP on working with members LQBTQIA+ community and deliver inclusive CBT for all genders and sexualities.
I have a particular passion for supporting people who are living with Long Term Physical health conditions, such as chronic pain, IBS, and Long COVID utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches. I also provide clinical supervision to trainee CBT therapists and accredited therapists. I also frequently work with neurodivergent people who may be struggling with stress, anxiety, emotional regulation, or low mood. I have delivered workshops for the BABCP on working with members LQBTQIA+ community and deliver inclusive CBT for all genders and sexualities.
01529 404558 View 01529 404558
Photo of Natalia Hallam, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Natalia Hallam
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Are you struggling with a difficulty in your life and need help to find a way forward? Hello I'm Natalia Hallam, I am committed to making a difference to my clients lives and offer a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental therapy service based in central Fareham. I have successfully worked with clients enabling them to overcome many issues, including; anxiety, bullying, bereavement and loss, depression, disordered eating, family and relationship issues, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, and stress. I am also highly experienced in helping clients to recover from the emotional distress caused by abuse, rape and domestic violence.
Are you struggling with a difficulty in your life and need help to find a way forward? Hello I'm Natalia Hallam, I am committed to making a difference to my clients lives and offer a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental therapy service based in central Fareham. I have successfully worked with clients enabling them to overcome many issues, including; anxiety, bullying, bereavement and loss, depression, disordered eating, family and relationship issues, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, and stress. I am also highly experienced in helping clients to recover from the emotional distress caused by abuse, rape and domestic violence.
07783 058343 View 07783 058343
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Chesterfield Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Choosing me as your counsellor. If you’re looking for a counsellor, you need to find someone who is going to be a good “fit” for you. I believe that the most important part of any counselling is having a good relationship with the therapist. You need to be able to trust me and feel comfortable talking to me about yourself. Otherwise you cannot get the best out of the experience. Contacting a counsellor for the first time can be daunting. You might be nervous or struggling to put things into words. It is okay if you are not quite sure what you want from this, I will do everything I can to put you at your ease.
Choosing me as your counsellor. If you’re looking for a counsellor, you need to find someone who is going to be a good “fit” for you. I believe that the most important part of any counselling is having a good relationship with the therapist. You need to be able to trust me and feel comfortable talking to me about yourself. Otherwise you cannot get the best out of the experience. Contacting a counsellor for the first time can be daunting. You might be nervous or struggling to put things into words. It is okay if you are not quite sure what you want from this, I will do everything I can to put you at your ease.
01246 488565 View 01246 488565
Photo of Vicky Bird, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Vicky Bird
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Waitlist for new clients
I provide a confidential safe space to learn about you, to consider direction or find meaning, in a way that isn’t always possible with friends or family. With over 14 years experience i can help you explore whatever aspects of your life you may want to better understand or change. We all struggle from time to time, and you don't have to face it alone. An opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings freely without judgement, and learn how to help yourself on the not so good days….(and we all have them) If you choose to work with me sessions and the length of time we work together will be suited to you.
I provide a confidential safe space to learn about you, to consider direction or find meaning, in a way that isn’t always possible with friends or family. With over 14 years experience i can help you explore whatever aspects of your life you may want to better understand or change. We all struggle from time to time, and you don't have to face it alone. An opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings freely without judgement, and learn how to help yourself on the not so good days….(and we all have them) If you choose to work with me sessions and the length of time we work together will be suited to you.
01489 662956 View 01489 662956
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Dr Louise Webber
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO18
I am a Counselling Psychologist and highly specialist cognitive behavioural (CBT) therapist. CBT is the recommended therapy for Depression and Anxiety by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the NHS. I trained at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, a world leader in CBT practice & research. It is a highly skilled active therapy that explores links between thoughts, behaviours & emotions to help you break free from negative cycles that might be holding you back. I also adopt somatic based techniques to provide a holistic whole body approach based on latest research, especially for clients with trauma.
I am a Counselling Psychologist and highly specialist cognitive behavioural (CBT) therapist. CBT is the recommended therapy for Depression and Anxiety by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the NHS. I trained at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, a world leader in CBT practice & research. It is a highly skilled active therapy that explores links between thoughts, behaviours & emotions to help you break free from negative cycles that might be holding you back. I also adopt somatic based techniques to provide a holistic whole body approach based on latest research, especially for clients with trauma.
01243 952134 View 01243 952134
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Dr Alesia Moulton-Perkins at Neurodiverseonline
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portsmouth PO1
Do you or your child want a diagnostic assessment for ADHD, Autism/ASD or Tics/Tourettes, or need support coping with these conditions? Or maybe anxiety, low mood, difficulties with relationships, or problems at school, college or work are holding you or your child back? In a complimentary initial session we will explore this together, and make a plan: this could be with me, or one of my colleagues at Neurodiverse Online if I think they are a better fit. We're a small, caring & highly expert team of psychologists working with neurodivergent adults and children.
Do you or your child want a diagnostic assessment for ADHD, Autism/ASD or Tics/Tourettes, or need support coping with these conditions? Or maybe anxiety, low mood, difficulties with relationships, or problems at school, college or work are holding you or your child back? In a complimentary initial session we will explore this together, and make a plan: this could be with me, or one of my colleagues at Neurodiverse Online if I think they are a better fit. We're a small, caring & highly expert team of psychologists working with neurodivergent adults and children.
01903 947001 View 01903 947001
Photo of Colin Campbell-Dunlop, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Colin Campbell-Dunlop
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
I work with adult individuals and couples. Sometimes we find challenges in life be they with relationships, a loss or bereavement or difficulties with work. Stress, anxiety and low mood can all impact how we engage with life and it can be helpful to discuss these matters in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential setting. If you would like to address any difficulties that you might be facing and to establish a way forward for you Counselling may be the solution for you. I have an established practices in Kent and West Sussex working from two locations in Westerham TN16 and Emsworth PO10
I work with adult individuals and couples. Sometimes we find challenges in life be they with relationships, a loss or bereavement or difficulties with work. Stress, anxiety and low mood can all impact how we engage with life and it can be helpful to discuss these matters in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential setting. If you would like to address any difficulties that you might be facing and to establish a way forward for you Counselling may be the solution for you. I have an established practices in Kent and West Sussex working from two locations in Westerham TN16 and Emsworth PO10
07480 486630 View 07480 486630
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Madeleine Ayling
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO4  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Madeleine. I specialise in working with eczema and late-diagnosed/self-identifying neurodivergent clients, particularly autism, ADHD and AuDHD. I work online, by email and on the phone with adults aged 18+ across the UK. I help people find confidence and self-acceptance, improve self-esteem and self-compassion, and build a calm and fulfilling life. I’m LGBTQ+ and non-monogamy affirming, sex-positive, kink-aware, body and fat positive.
Hi, I'm Madeleine. I specialise in working with eczema and late-diagnosed/self-identifying neurodivergent clients, particularly autism, ADHD and AuDHD. I work online, by email and on the phone with adults aged 18+ across the UK. I help people find confidence and self-acceptance, improve self-esteem and self-compassion, and build a calm and fulfilling life. I’m LGBTQ+ and non-monogamy affirming, sex-positive, kink-aware, body and fat positive.
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Photo of Gabriela Macauley, MBACP, Counsellor
Gabriela Macauley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Portsmouth PO1
Welcome, I am a humanistic integrative counsellor offering trauma informed therapy for adults experiencing Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, PTSD or who want to unburden from the weights of daily life. Appointments Mon-Sun / 7am-10pm / 60mins - £50 / free 15min intro conversation available. I welcome you to browse around my website www.actioncounsellingtherapy.co.uk
Welcome, I am a humanistic integrative counsellor offering trauma informed therapy for adults experiencing Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, PTSD or who want to unburden from the weights of daily life. Appointments Mon-Sun / 7am-10pm / 60mins - £50 / free 15min intro conversation available. I welcome you to browse around my website www.actioncounsellingtherapy.co.uk
01202 125149 View 01202 125149

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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
82% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% 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

81% Female
19% Male