Counselling in Southsea

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Libby Webber
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
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.
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Talk Online Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
I trained from a person-centred perspective &, through years of training, have adopted humanistic & holistic methods in my approach to counselling. No two people are the same which is why our sessions would be led by you. I'm an integrative counsellor & I’m here to listen, hear & validate your story. My priority is building a trusting, confidential relationship & to listen without judgement. With my help & guidance, the work we do together will help you to find answers inside, enabling internal healing in a safe & secure space. 'Therapy should not be theory driven, but relationship driven.' Irvin Yalom
I trained from a person-centred perspective &, through years of training, have adopted humanistic & holistic methods in my approach to counselling. No two people are the same which is why our sessions would be led by you. I'm an integrative counsellor & I’m here to listen, hear & validate your story. My priority is building a trusting, confidential relationship & to listen without judgement. With my help & guidance, the work we do together will help you to find answers inside, enabling internal healing in a safe & secure space. 'Therapy should not be theory driven, but relationship driven.' Irvin Yalom
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Debra Fletcher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO5
Are you are struggling with a difficult situation in life, feeling stuck perhaps with an issue from the past or present you need to confront. I will provide you the space to explore and better understand what you are dealing with. Whether it be relationship problems, life changes, dilemmas, anxiety, loss depression or low self-esteem, the opportunity this therapeutic relationship presents, having someone to talk to, is a chance for you to hear your voice, your values and opinions, most importantly being listened too.
Are you are struggling with a difficult situation in life, feeling stuck perhaps with an issue from the past or present you need to confront. I will provide you the space to explore and better understand what you are dealing with. Whether it be relationship problems, life changes, dilemmas, anxiety, loss depression or low self-esteem, the opportunity this therapeutic relationship presents, having someone to talk to, is a chance for you to hear your voice, your values and opinions, most importantly being listened too.
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Tania Lee
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
I am an experienced, BABCP Accredited, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) Working previously for the NHS in this capacity but now solely in private practice. I am further trained in Supervision, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitator. Due to working for many years in the caring professions and especially as an Occupational Therapist in the community, I have gained experience of both physical disabilities/long term conditions and the low mood and anxieties that can often accompany them.
I am an experienced, BABCP Accredited, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) Working previously for the NHS in this capacity but now solely in private practice. I am further trained in Supervision, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitator. Due to working for many years in the caring professions and especially as an Occupational Therapist in the community, I have gained experience of both physical disabilities/long term conditions and the low mood and anxieties that can often accompany them.
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Beth McLeod
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO5  (Online Only)
Counselling can be beneficial for anyone whether you’re struggling with day to day life or you would like to learn more about yourself. I will provide a confidential, non-judgemental, safe space for you to explore your worries and be heard.
Counselling can be beneficial for anyone whether you’re struggling with day to day life or you would like to learn more about yourself. I will provide a confidential, non-judgemental, safe space for you to explore your worries and be heard.
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Sarah Ruth Janes
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southsea PO4  (Online Only)
I am an LGBTQ+ counsellor working online with individuals and couples who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and queer. Beginning with a free 'getting to know you' session lasting 50 minutes for individuals, I offer a warm humanistic approach. I have 8 years experience working with a wide range of issues including depression, disassociation and complicated grief disorder. As a member of the LGBT+ community I understand issues around minority stress, cumulative childhood trauma, coming out, isolation and belonging.
I am an LGBTQ+ counsellor working online with individuals and couples who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and queer. Beginning with a free 'getting to know you' session lasting 50 minutes for individuals, I offer a warm humanistic approach. I have 8 years experience working with a wide range of issues including depression, disassociation and complicated grief disorder. As a member of the LGBT+ community I understand issues around minority stress, cumulative childhood trauma, coming out, isolation and belonging.
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Caroline Allan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
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.
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Dr Hasina Khatun
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience working with Adults and Adolescents in both Mental Health and Health settings. I continue to work within the NHS using evidence-based practice. I provide both therapeutic intervention and Assessments. I am eclectic in style as I hold a strong value that we are not fitting the client to the therapy, rather provide a treatment plan to meet the needs of my client. I work with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and heavily influenced by Systemic Therapy and Cognitive Analytical Therapy. I hold non-judgemental and curiosity in my stance.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 15 years of experience working with Adults and Adolescents in both Mental Health and Health settings. I continue to work within the NHS using evidence-based practice. I provide both therapeutic intervention and Assessments. I am eclectic in style as I hold a strong value that we are not fitting the client to the therapy, rather provide a treatment plan to meet the needs of my client. I work with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and heavily influenced by Systemic Therapy and Cognitive Analytical Therapy. I hold non-judgemental and curiosity in my stance.
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Katie Willson - Psychotherapist (Cbt And Emdr)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southsea PO4  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello there, my name is Katie/Kate and I am passionate about supporting people through their mental health journey to becoming their best selves! I predominately work with those aged 16 years+ offering CBT and EMDR therapy. I am experienced in supporting people to overcome their individual traumas and reclaim their lives whether this be through CBT, EMDR or compassion focused therapy (CFT). I am also passionate about supporting people with their symptoms of depression, anxiety and coping with all life throws at us. I am friendly, compassionate and eager to help you with any therapy goals that you might have.
Hello there, my name is Katie/Kate and I am passionate about supporting people through their mental health journey to becoming their best selves! I predominately work with those aged 16 years+ offering CBT and EMDR therapy. I am experienced in supporting people to overcome their individual traumas and reclaim their lives whether this be through CBT, EMDR or compassion focused therapy (CFT). I am also passionate about supporting people with their symptoms of depression, anxiety and coping with all life throws at us. I am friendly, compassionate and eager to help you with any therapy goals that you might have.
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Emma Collins (Southsea Therapies)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southsea PO4
I work with children, young people (8-25 yrs) & adults to move towards their goals using talking therapy, drawing, practical tools. I am passionate that therapy should be fun & creative and work in a collaborative way so my clients look forward to our sessions together. If your child is under 8 years & having difficulties, please get in touch to discuss how a joint approach of child-led & parent work may be beneficial.
I work with children, young people (8-25 yrs) & adults to move towards their goals using talking therapy, drawing, practical tools. I am passionate that therapy should be fun & creative and work in a collaborative way so my clients look forward to our sessions together. If your child is under 8 years & having difficulties, please get in touch to discuss how a joint approach of child-led & parent work may be beneficial.
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Marion Morris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
Do you struggle with anxiety, trauma, low self esteem, relationship issues? Has life just become too much and you need a safe space, judgement free to be heard and work through it all? Maybe you just want someone to help you unpick all of your thoughts feelings and emotions that can be overwhelming and all consuming at times. I can provide an space where we can unpick all of this together, helping you to understand yourself a bit better and work towards inner peace.
Do you struggle with anxiety, trauma, low self esteem, relationship issues? Has life just become too much and you need a safe space, judgement free to be heard and work through it all? Maybe you just want someone to help you unpick all of your thoughts feelings and emotions that can be overwhelming and all consuming at times. I can provide an space where we can unpick all of this together, helping you to understand yourself a bit better and work towards inner peace.
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Steve John Briggs
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4  (Online Only)
I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist with an advanced diploma in client centred counselling . I have worked for many years with adults and young people in private practice, the voluntary sector, and as a counsellor within the NHS primary care service. I work creatively in a way that suits each individual. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and talking about the things that trouble you will help. You may be troubled by something in the past or the present. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and relationships stopping you reaching your full potential . talking is proven to help.
I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist with an advanced diploma in client centred counselling . I have worked for many years with adults and young people in private practice, the voluntary sector, and as a counsellor within the NHS primary care service. I work creatively in a way that suits each individual. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and talking about the things that trouble you will help. You may be troubled by something in the past or the present. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and relationships stopping you reaching your full potential . talking is proven to help.
023 8214 5919 View 023 8214 5919
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Amy Reynolds
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone’s realities are unique and therefore the only expert in your life is you. Sometimes the world can feel overwhelming and we just need someone to understand and care. As a person-centred counsellor and a registered member of the BACP, I can offer you a safe space to offload your thoughts and feelings. I hold a Psychology degree with the University of Winchester and a Counselling diploma with Middlesex University. I offer online confidential counselling to people who struggle with all kinds of issues. I choose to charge a low rate compared to other therapists because I want to to reach as many people as I can.
I believe that everyone’s realities are unique and therefore the only expert in your life is you. Sometimes the world can feel overwhelming and we just need someone to understand and care. As a person-centred counsellor and a registered member of the BACP, I can offer you a safe space to offload your thoughts and feelings. I hold a Psychology degree with the University of Winchester and a Counselling diploma with Middlesex University. I offer online confidential counselling to people who struggle with all kinds of issues. I choose to charge a low rate compared to other therapists because I want to to reach as many people as I can.
023 8214 8310 View 023 8214 8310
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Ruth Heatherley
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
If you are struggling with your relationships, feeling depressed, anxious or sad, or have difficult feelings about yourself and are finding it hard to enjoy life, I would like to help. Perhaps you keep repeating a pattern of behaviour that is difficult for you, or perhaps you just want to grow, change and develop. Experiencing difficulty is such a normal part of life. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you to process past experiences and gain a greater understanding of behaviours, thoughts and feelings in the present.
If you are struggling with your relationships, feeling depressed, anxious or sad, or have difficult feelings about yourself and are finding it hard to enjoy life, I would like to help. Perhaps you keep repeating a pattern of behaviour that is difficult for you, or perhaps you just want to grow, change and develop. Experiencing difficulty is such a normal part of life. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you to process past experiences and gain a greater understanding of behaviours, thoughts and feelings in the present.
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Birgitta Renate Heiller
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Southsea PO4
Over 25 years of experience of psychotherapy for clients with a wide variety of presenting issues, with a special interest in the treatment of developmental and single incident trauma, as well as life changes and transitions of all kind, including issues of sexual and gender identity. I see anxiety and depression as the result of life circumstances and not 'chemical imbalances in the brain', even though they might result in those. I treat people as individuals, not as diagnoses. I tend to work long-term but can offer short term, symptom focussed treatment.
Over 25 years of experience of psychotherapy for clients with a wide variety of presenting issues, with a special interest in the treatment of developmental and single incident trauma, as well as life changes and transitions of all kind, including issues of sexual and gender identity. I see anxiety and depression as the result of life circumstances and not 'chemical imbalances in the brain', even though they might result in those. I treat people as individuals, not as diagnoses. I tend to work long-term but can offer short term, symptom focussed treatment.
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Marie Rae Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO5
Whether you have something specific on your mind, several issues that are bothering you or are feeling that something just isn't quite right, I am here to help and support you no matter how big or small the problem feels. It can be something from the past or something more recent. I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem and anger management.
Whether you have something specific on your mind, several issues that are bothering you or are feeling that something just isn't quite right, I am here to help and support you no matter how big or small the problem feels. It can be something from the past or something more recent. I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem and anger management.
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Sinead Mitchell
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southsea PO5
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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Greenleaves Psychological Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO5  (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.
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Rachel Temple
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO5
Welcome to Heartlands. If you are tired of coping and would like to achieve a feeling of joy Heartlands provides a safe space to explore and unravel what may be blocking this in your life. Anxiety and depression can be symptoms of old trauma that we store somatically. Insomnia and obsession can be a way of coping with difficult feelings. Learning to gain a sense of self can be a very important first step on a healing journey. I am interested in whole hearted wellness- begin to learn how to take care of yourself undoing attachment issues and relational problems. Address low energy and self esteem.
Welcome to Heartlands. If you are tired of coping and would like to achieve a feeling of joy Heartlands provides a safe space to explore and unravel what may be blocking this in your life. Anxiety and depression can be symptoms of old trauma that we store somatically. Insomnia and obsession can be a way of coping with difficult feelings. Learning to gain a sense of self can be a very important first step on a healing journey. I am interested in whole hearted wellness- begin to learn how to take care of yourself undoing attachment issues and relational problems. Address low energy and self esteem.
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Victoria Rhys-Hurn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southsea PO5
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.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Southsea

20+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Southsea who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
95% Depression
91% Self Esteem
86% Stress
82% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
55% Divorce

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aviva
83% AXA PPP
83% Bupa

How Counsellors in Southsea see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

95% Female
5% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Southsea?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.