Attachment-based Counselling in Southampton

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Questa Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified
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Questa offers a range of psychological services for children and adults, both clinical and educational. We are specialists in autism assessment/diagnosis. We provide therapy and parenting support for associated emotional and behavioural problems. We offer therapy and support for a range of emotional problems for children and adults and are specialists in anxiety, depression and trauma, providing therapy to emergency services personnel. Do call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to support you. We can usually help, but if we cant, then we’ll do our best to offer advise and signposting.
023 9431 1724
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Southampton SO16
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Dr Lindsay Walker
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
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As a Clinical Psychologist I am passionate about working with people to address their emotional and mental health difficulties and to achieve their treatment goals. I have a particular interest in working with addictions, trauma, and anxiety disorders and as such these are my main areas of expertise. In addition to working privately, I also worked in an NHS Addictions Service until recently, predominantly with alcohol and illicit drugs, and as a result much of my work was with people with complex mental health needs.
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Southampton SO16
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Julie Blandford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I will support you with whatever situation is causing you distress by encouraging you to express your thoughts, feelings and emotions about the situation, the possible cause and the impact it is having on you. I will provide you with a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space to share your worries and fears in confidence. You will gain the opportunity to discover a better insight into yourself, your situation and the way you relate to others, helping you to identify your own solutions to the situation. This may range from acceptance of yourself or your situation to achieving an outcome which provides a new found inner happiness.
023 9200 3623
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Southampton SO18
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Gaynor Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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
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Southampton SO31
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Clare Lay
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a fully qualified Relationship Counsellor, trained with Relate and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am also a practicing trainee Psychosexual Therapist and a student member of COSRT. I have been counselling for 4 years, have a Relate Contract with Hampshire and Hull and also run my own Private Practice in Hampshire, LinkedUp Counselling (Please see website). I help clients with relationship challenges, misunderstandings, communication problems, affairs (emotional and physical), the impact of life changes and sometimes separation. I can also help people with intimacy problems.
01489 357130
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Southampton SO32
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Simon James Carpenter
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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I am BACP and EMDR Europe accredited practitioner for both adults and children and young people. I work within the professional standards required for these professional bodies. I have 15 years experience providing therapeutic intervention for adults, children and young people who have experienced trauma from a wide range of difficulties, such as bereavement, abuse, relationship issues, depression, anxiety . This enables me to be creative and flexible in relation to the way my clients wish to work. I recognise the importance of working within the BACP ethical framework, which informs me of best practice and professional integrity.
023 8214 8966
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Southampton SO15
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Claudia Blanco
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Hi! My name is Claudia (she/her). I'm a counsellor, therapist, mother, wife, daughter, dog lover, friend among many other roles! The challenges of having all these roles made me reflect on the importance of taking care of our mental health which led to my training in Gestalt Therapy. My profession is my passion and I feel privileged to help transform lives for the better. Many times, the way we deal with our problems and needs ends up keeping us stuck, generating more and more suffering like anxiety, depression and stress.
023 9200 1697
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Southampton SO14
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Orah Bradshaw
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Do you believe you are doing the best you can but unfortunately often end up experiencing repetitive cycles of hurt and misunderstanding? When couples enter my counselling room, they are often filled with pain and despair. They look to me, to address their conflicts, help them recover from distress and repair their relationships.
023 8235 3732
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Southampton SO31
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Vicky Bird
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
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
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Southampton SO32
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Caroline Wright
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Hello, I'm Caroline, a fully qualified MBACP Counsellor. I'm proud to work with clients from all cultures, ethnicities & sexual orientations. I'm a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), HACP and The Black African & Asian Therapy Network (BAANT). I'm currently working with clients both within the UK and overseas via Zoom.
023 8235 3720
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Southampton SO14
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Kim Speake
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
As the saying goes, 'Its' good to talk', and I'm hear to listen. Whether life has just got a bit too much at the moment, or whether there are longer term factors and influences you'd like to explore and process, together, we can find a way. I could go into more detail, but for me, reading a blurb doesn't help establish whether I'm the right counsellor for you. If you've reached the point where you are actively looking I'd suggest sending me an email or giving me a bell, lets have a chat and see if I'm able to provide what you need.
023 8254 4480
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Southampton SO40
Waitlist for new clients
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Doris Prugel-Bennett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
You may experience problems in daily functioning, be it difficulties in private, intimate and/or work relationships, engaging in self-harming, symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, or have experienced physical or emotional trauma which continuously and seriously affect your life. Often experiences from the past and lack of tools can cause emotional turmoil and stress. Purely being human and experiencing fears of the future can push people to their limits. Psychotherapy offers a safe and confidential space in which in which you are accompanied while honestly talking and exploring issues that have not found a suitable space before.
023 8235 3274
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Southampton SO40
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Waitlist for new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Counselling and Life Coaching Services
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
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I am a qualified, registered senior accredited counsellor and life coach and my style of working is integrative which means that I am trained to use a range of counselling skills to support you. With over 18 years experience working as a psychotherapeutic counsellor both privately and for the NHS, I have developed a special interest in working with depression and anxiety, stress, relationship issues and difficulties, addiction, long term and life limiting illness, bereavement and loss. As well as counselling I also provide solution focused counselling, short term therapy and life coaching if needed. Please ask for further details.
01489 667558
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Southampton SO32
Not accepting new clients
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Molly Brimson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Perhaps you're feeling low or anxious - maybe you're struggling with decisions about the future of a relationship, or just feel stuck and unhappy with the life you are leading. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. I work with adults and young people from all works of life. My specialisms include: adults with anxiety and low self-esteem; Depression and low mood; Bereavement and loss Relationship difficulties; Patients and carers living with chronic and long-term health conditions, such as cancer or neurological conditions; young people aged 15-18 experiencing anxiety, attachment issues, bereavement and loss.
023 8254 3952
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Southampton SO45
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Clare Webber
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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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
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Southampton SO19
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Samantha Elizabeth Barnes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my profile, this is your time to move forward and I can offer you therapy which is professional and effective when life presents with difficulties and challenges. My practice provides a confidential online, telephone and video-call option as well as face to face counselling support. Counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and relationship counselling for couples can be helpful and hugely rewarding at any stage of life. The counselling experience I provide is an opportunity for self-development and personal growth, building on your own particular strengths and enabling an increased sense of overall wellbeing.
01962 589451
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Southampton SO40
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Candice Collins
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
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I specialise in working with couples and individuals, and regularly work with clients in areas including: communication, affairs and infidelity, blended families, bereavement (loss and grief), embedded trauma, depression and anxiety. In my practice, I endeavour to work with clients in an empathic, collaborative and non-judgemental way. My integrated approach uses systemic theory (including exploring your thought processes and current situation) and psychodynamic theory (historical exploration linking to unconscious thoughts and behaviour). I also apply aspects of emotionally-focused therapy (EFT); and trauma focused therapies.
023 8202 8098
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Southampton SO14
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The Tors Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Hello, I'm a fully qualified MBACP registered Winchester based Counsellor. I work with adults and couples and offer a warm and accepting space to explore feelings, thoughts and beliefs. Together we can work through the challenges you face so you feel able to move towards living a life that feels more fulfilling.
01962 587881
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Southampton SO14
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Sarai Monk
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with where you are in your life right now? You work hard, but never think you've achieved enough and get stuck in negative thought loops and anxiety. Perhaps you're struggling with overwhelm, numbness, and bodily symptoms, even panic or dissociation, and nothing seems safe. Maybe you struggle to express yourself in relationships and end up repeating the same patterns again and again. Or it may be you've lost motivation and feel low all the time. If you can relate, then talking to a professional can help. I offer a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to address your problems, and I'd love to hear from you.
01748 902534
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Southampton SO30
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Ellen Webster
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, managing your emotions, self-esteem, bereavement, relationships, challenging life circumstances, or want to work on specific goals or self-awareness, I'm glad you're here. I aim to bring a warm and personable energy to the therapeutic experience, with the aim that you will feel comfortable, free to be yourself, and valued within the space.
01962 673531
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Southampton SO14
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Attachment-based Counsellors

Is attachment-based therapy the same as attachment therapy?

Attachment-based therapy may be confused with what is called “attachment therapy” (sometimes called “holding therapy”), a discredited and dangerous approach to treating children with attachment disorders, autism, or other mental health concerns. Attachment therapy—not attachment-based therapy—may involve restraining a child, forcing eye contact, and other coercive or abusive techniques. None of these practices are used in attachment-based therapy and the two modalities are in no way related.

What should I expect from attachment-based therapy?

Attachment-based therapy is based on attachment theory, which posits that children’s early relationships with their caregivers strongly influence their ability to navigate the world later in life. Thus, adults who seek attachment-based therapy should expect to deeply explore their childhood, identifying the dynamics or experiences that disrupted their attachment and the steps necessary to overcome challenges that arose as a result. Parents and children should expect to explore the possible factors that disrupted the parent-child relationship and work toward restoring trust and connection.

How long does attachment-based therapy last?

Certain forms of attachment-based therapy, especially those designed for parents and children, last for a set number of sessions; for example, Attachment and Biobehavioural Catch-Up, a specific attachment-based approach for young children who have undergone early adversity, unfolds over 10 one-hour sessions. When attachment-based therapy is practiced on adults or combined with other modalities, it may not last a specific length of time; clients may wish to ask prospective therapists how long they expect treatment to take.

Does attachment-based therapy work?

Most of the research on attachment-based therapy focuses on children and adolescents. Some of this research shows a positive effect, especially for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT). Other studies, however, have found that attachment-based therapy is no more effective than other approaches to childhood depression, anxiety, or suicidality. Less is known about the therapy’s efficacy on adult populations.