Parenting Counselling in Southampton

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Megan Baker-Stevens
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO31
Do you feel stuck, sad, or anxious? Are you an adult struggling with life right now? Or a parent concerned for your child or teen? Life can throw up difficulties at any time, a difficult childhood, trauma, or a relationship breakdown. You or your child may have experienced bullying, difficulties fitting in or managing social and cultural expectations. These experiences can lead to the development of anxiety and low mood, self esteem issues, and other mental health difficulties. Therapy can help you to understand yourself, and the impact of your thoughts and behaviours more deeply.
Do you feel stuck, sad, or anxious? Are you an adult struggling with life right now? Or a parent concerned for your child or teen? Life can throw up difficulties at any time, a difficult childhood, trauma, or a relationship breakdown. You or your child may have experienced bullying, difficulties fitting in or managing social and cultural expectations. These experiences can lead to the development of anxiety and low mood, self esteem issues, and other mental health difficulties. Therapy can help you to understand yourself, and the impact of your thoughts and behaviours more deeply.
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Maximillian Mustafa-Holzapfel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO17  (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.
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Dr Li-Faye Lim
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
I also understand life as a full-time parent and working parent.
Do you keep coming back to the same problem, and struggle to get yourself out? Have you tried lots of different things and feel it’s time to reach out for professional help? Perhaps life has thrown challenge after challenge at you, and you are reaching your limit. Perhaps there has always been a problem you’ve suppressed, and you now feel it’s time to get help for it. Or you would like some time and space to explore your past. You could be seeking help for yourself, or it could be for a loved one or a child - they need help and you also want to know how to help them.
I also understand life as a full-time parent and working parent.
Do you keep coming back to the same problem, and struggle to get yourself out? Have you tried lots of different things and feel it’s time to reach out for professional help? Perhaps life has thrown challenge after challenge at you, and you are reaching your limit. Perhaps there has always been a problem you’ve suppressed, and you now feel it’s time to get help for it. Or you would like some time and space to explore your past. You could be seeking help for yourself, or it could be for a loved one or a child - they need help and you also want to know how to help them.
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Be Well Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO16
Hi, I am Mark at Be Well Counselling. Many of us sometimes feel stuck or lost in our lives, without a clear view of the future. We may have specific personal issues which we wish to address, be facing changes in circumstances or experiencing a challenging period in our life. I support clients with a wide range of personal issues including anxiety and depression, low self-esteem and burnout. I help clients explore and process impact of abuse and trauma, domestic abuse, bereavement and grief. I help clients in their processing and working through relationship issues and divorce, parenting issues and changes in personal circumstance.
Hi, I am Mark at Be Well Counselling. Many of us sometimes feel stuck or lost in our lives, without a clear view of the future. We may have specific personal issues which we wish to address, be facing changes in circumstances or experiencing a challenging period in our life. I support clients with a wide range of personal issues including anxiety and depression, low self-esteem and burnout. I help clients explore and process impact of abuse and trauma, domestic abuse, bereavement and grief. I help clients in their processing and working through relationship issues and divorce, parenting issues and changes in personal circumstance.
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Kayleigh Rainbird
PTUK
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
I am a therapist who has a holistic approach to helping children to heal by supporting both parents and their children . Through my work I have noticed that children with low confidence and low self-esteem can express this through becoming withdrawn and avoidant or becoming angry and controlling. Parents come to me and tell me their child always wants control or they feel like they are stepping on eggshells when around their child. I offer play therapy, parent coaching, parent-child attachment play and life story therapy which is for fostered or adopted children. Please see rainbirdtherapy.co.uk for more information.
I am a therapist who has a holistic approach to helping children to heal by supporting both parents and their children . Through my work I have noticed that children with low confidence and low self-esteem can express this through becoming withdrawn and avoidant or becoming angry and controlling. Parents come to me and tell me their child always wants control or they feel like they are stepping on eggshells when around their child. I offer play therapy, parent coaching, parent-child attachment play and life story therapy which is for fostered or adopted children. Please see rainbirdtherapy.co.uk for more information.
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Richard Dolan Check Your Head Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
I have extensive experience of counselling men and women across a range of issues including anxiety, depression, attachment disorders, PTSD, trauma, abuse, childhood neglect, parenting issues, addication, body image issues, bereavement, stress, negative thoughts, ADHD, low self-esteem, and many other mental health issues.
Are you depressed, anxious, or troubled by unwanted thoughts or feelings? Do you feel overcome with anxiety, think that your problems are too big to manage, or that nobody hears you? As a fully qualifed and experienced professional therapist, I've helped hundreds of people, over thousands of hours, to change their lives, overcome challenges, resolve traumas, and I can help you too. I offer online, face-to-face, and outdoor walk & talk counselling, with a flexible and affordable pricing structure to help you get what you need in a way that works for you.
I have extensive experience of counselling men and women across a range of issues including anxiety, depression, attachment disorders, PTSD, trauma, abuse, childhood neglect, parenting issues, addication, body image issues, bereavement, stress, negative thoughts, ADHD, low self-esteem, and many other mental health issues.
Are you depressed, anxious, or troubled by unwanted thoughts or feelings? Do you feel overcome with anxiety, think that your problems are too big to manage, or that nobody hears you? As a fully qualifed and experienced professional therapist, I've helped hundreds of people, over thousands of hours, to change their lives, overcome challenges, resolve traumas, and I can help you too. I offer online, face-to-face, and outdoor walk & talk counselling, with a flexible and affordable pricing structure to help you get what you need in a way that works for you.
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Eleos Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
ADHD, AUTISM and Cognitive Assessments. We are experienced in working with Neurodiversity, diagnosing ADHD and Autism. We offer Autism, ADHD and Cognitive assessment and more.
ADHD, AUTISM and Cognitive Assessments. We are experienced in working with Neurodiversity, diagnosing ADHD and Autism. We offer Autism, ADHD and Cognitive assessment and more.
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Photo of Donna Street, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Donna Street
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
As a Person-Centred Counsellor/Psychotherapist, I offer counselling/therapy to people who are at a point in their lives where they recognise a need for change. I offer short and longterm counselling/therapy, and I will support you on your journey to discovering whatever it is that is holding you back. We will work through your issues together to make the changes you need to get your life back on track and feeling happier and fulfilled. If you and your partner would like some support in managing your relationship and gaining a better understanding of each other to get your relationship back on track, I can help you.
As a Person-Centred Counsellor/Psychotherapist, I offer counselling/therapy to people who are at a point in their lives where they recognise a need for change. I offer short and longterm counselling/therapy, and I will support you on your journey to discovering whatever it is that is holding you back. We will work through your issues together to make the changes you need to get your life back on track and feeling happier and fulfilled. If you and your partner would like some support in managing your relationship and gaining a better understanding of each other to get your relationship back on track, I can help you.
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Graham Shavick
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO32
Do you need help with relationship issues? Are you suffering from anxiety or depression? Are you struggling with stress in in your work or career? I provide a warm, caring, safe space for you to explore whatever you need. I also offer couples and family counselling, and coaching. Depending on what you need, we can work short term on specific issues, longer term in-depth psychotherapy, or coaching where I can help you achieve success and fulfilment in your personal or professional life. I find supporting people, helping them develop and grow particularly engaging and meaningful.
Do you need help with relationship issues? Are you suffering from anxiety or depression? Are you struggling with stress in in your work or career? I provide a warm, caring, safe space for you to explore whatever you need. I also offer couples and family counselling, and coaching. Depending on what you need, we can work short term on specific issues, longer term in-depth psychotherapy, or coaching where I can help you achieve success and fulfilment in your personal or professional life. I find supporting people, helping them develop and grow particularly engaging and meaningful.
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Dr Hubert Fanka
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
Sensation of being stuck, depressed, worried, struggling to cope with your feelings, mood changes, trauma memories, hearing distressing voices, suicidal thoughts and urges, adjustment difficulties, addiction, being different and interpersonal difficulties, and willing to move forward and find new ways of coping effectively, “YES i can help". In our sessions, we will use an integrative approach, a mixture Cognitive, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, (EMDR), Compassionate Focused Therapy, (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) depending on your individual needs.
Sensation of being stuck, depressed, worried, struggling to cope with your feelings, mood changes, trauma memories, hearing distressing voices, suicidal thoughts and urges, adjustment difficulties, addiction, being different and interpersonal difficulties, and willing to move forward and find new ways of coping effectively, “YES i can help". In our sessions, we will use an integrative approach, a mixture Cognitive, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, (DBT CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, (EMDR), Compassionate Focused Therapy, (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, (ACT) depending on your individual needs.
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Dawn Astle-McDonald
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southampton SO16
Hi, I'm Dawn. I can help you with the overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, grief or anger. In particular, I can support you to understand the impact of childhood experiences on your adult life. If you struggle to understand or self-regulate your emotions, or if you are feeling stuck, you may be feeling as if you are not yourself. I work with clients who have experienced trauma such as childhood sexual abuse and domestic abuse. However, I can also help with the after effects of any challenging life experience. I will work alongside you to help you understand and overcome these difficulties.
Hi, I'm Dawn. I can help you with the overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, grief or anger. In particular, I can support you to understand the impact of childhood experiences on your adult life. If you struggle to understand or self-regulate your emotions, or if you are feeling stuck, you may be feeling as if you are not yourself. I work with clients who have experienced trauma such as childhood sexual abuse and domestic abuse. However, I can also help with the after effects of any challenging life experience. I will work alongside you to help you understand and overcome these difficulties.
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Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO14
Need to talk to someone as you feel stuck? I might be able to help you.
Need to talk to someone as you feel stuck? I might be able to help you.
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Kim Speake
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
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.
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.
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Zoe Ross
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO30
Hello and welcome. Perhaps you are going through a difficult time at the moment. Each of us can go through times when we find it difficult to cope. We can feel stressed, and alone. Exploring your thoughts and feelings in a confidential space where you won’t feel judged can be a step towards clarity and change. You may feel anxious, depressed or suffer from low self-esteem. I believe each person can help themselves find the way forward towards achieving their full potential and leading happier lives. I can help you to understand yourself and to recognise changes that you can make to ease discomfort that you may be experiencing.
Hello and welcome. Perhaps you are going through a difficult time at the moment. Each of us can go through times when we find it difficult to cope. We can feel stressed, and alone. Exploring your thoughts and feelings in a confidential space where you won’t feel judged can be a step towards clarity and change. You may feel anxious, depressed or suffer from low self-esteem. I believe each person can help themselves find the way forward towards achieving their full potential and leading happier lives. I can help you to understand yourself and to recognise changes that you can make to ease discomfort that you may be experiencing.
01329 557309 View 01329 557309
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Simon James Carpenter - Emdr Consultant ddp Psych Therapist
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
I am BACP and EMDR Europe accredited Consultant for both adults and children and young people. I work within the professional standards required for these professional bodies. I have 19 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.
I am BACP and EMDR Europe accredited Consultant for both adults and children and young people. I work within the professional standards required for these professional bodies. I have 19 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.
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Emma Sacker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO31
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently NOT taking new clients and will update when I have more space. You will have your own reasons for coming to therapy. You may be finding it hard to cope, have a desire for change or life’s challenges may leave you anxious, stressed or depressed. You may feel stuck and unable to move forward or alone with difficult thoughts and feelings. I'm an empathetic, non-judgemental therapist who offers a confidential space where you can feel safe, understood and trusted as you start to explore the reasons why you feel as you do. I will support you to understand the challenges you face and the changes you wish to make.
I am currently NOT taking new clients and will update when I have more space. You will have your own reasons for coming to therapy. You may be finding it hard to cope, have a desire for change or life’s challenges may leave you anxious, stressed or depressed. You may feel stuck and unable to move forward or alone with difficult thoughts and feelings. I'm an empathetic, non-judgemental therapist who offers a confidential space where you can feel safe, understood and trusted as you start to explore the reasons why you feel as you do. I will support you to understand the challenges you face and the changes you wish to make.
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Nathalie Knevett
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO18
I am an Integrative Counsellor based in Southampton Hampshire. Being Integrative means that I am able to use tools from many different types of therapy to support each individual I work with.
I am an Integrative Counsellor based in Southampton Hampshire. Being Integrative means that I am able to use tools from many different types of therapy to support each individual I work with.
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Helen Rose
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
I offer a professional, confidential and friendly space for you to explore whatever is troubling you. I am open, honest and laid back and provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to explore any difficulties in your life. Talking about and exploring your emotions and feelings will help you come to your own conclusions and empower you to take your next steps in life. Talking to a counsellor can feel daunting, but can help you resolve and understand any challenges or difficulties you may be facing. Counselling can help you make sense of your emotions bringing about positive change in your life.
I offer a professional, confidential and friendly space for you to explore whatever is troubling you. I am open, honest and laid back and provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to explore any difficulties in your life. Talking about and exploring your emotions and feelings will help you come to your own conclusions and empower you to take your next steps in life. Talking to a counsellor can feel daunting, but can help you resolve and understand any challenges or difficulties you may be facing. Counselling can help you make sense of your emotions bringing about positive change in your life.
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Jenny Phillips
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello I'm Jen and I am a person-centred therapist and I have been in private practice since May 2020 where I see clients remotely. I offer person-centred therapy to both adults and children. Working as a person-centred therapist I believe the client is very much the driver of their own therapy journey and I am here to offer that safe space required to enable the client to freely explore what is going on for them at a pace which feels natural to the individual. There is no obligation to set goals as the therapy I provide is very fluid and can go in any direction as the therapy offered is all about the person and not goals or targets.
Hello I'm Jen and I am a person-centred therapist and I have been in private practice since May 2020 where I see clients remotely. I offer person-centred therapy to both adults and children. Working as a person-centred therapist I believe the client is very much the driver of their own therapy journey and I am here to offer that safe space required to enable the client to freely explore what is going on for them at a pace which feels natural to the individual. There is no obligation to set goals as the therapy I provide is very fluid and can go in any direction as the therapy offered is all about the person and not goals or targets.
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Gemma Evans Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO30
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.
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Parenting Counsellors

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.