Couples Counselling in Southsea

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Sarah Williams
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
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Our overall wellbeing is made up of a complex array of elements such as family dynamics, our relationship with our body, our hope and fears, our personal identities, and more.
Therapy can be an effective process, whether long or short term, to explore your inner world. It can give you opportunities to change and grow, but it isn’t always easy. Moving away from the familiar and revisiting the past can feel uncomfortable and painful. Together we can explore your struggles to understand them and yourself better.
023 8202 5083
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Southsea PO5
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Debra Fletcher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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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.
023 8235 6087
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Southsea PO5
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Marion Morris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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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.
023 9431 1664
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Southsea PO4
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Diana Goss
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
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With a variety of experience in various modalities I believe client rapport to be the most essential ingredient to a working relationship . I work with both couples & individuals, sexual and relationship issues and all related concerns including disorders of desire, sexual dysfunctions, pain on intercourse, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction infidelities, communication issues and realistic expectations. I also have expertise in Loss, Bereavement & Trauma. My love of learning enables me to work to the client’s strengths and values. I enjoy getting my client as quickly and safely as possible to their required goal
07770 453693
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Southsea PO4
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Libby Webber
Counsellor, MNCPS Accred
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I work with couples on a wide range of relationship issues and with individuals looking for one to one support.
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
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Southsea PO4
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Sarah Ruth Janes
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
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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.
020 3962 1806
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Southsea PO4
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Sinead Mitchell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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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 issues are common areas that I support clients through. Working with various therapy styles, including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), 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 and all related issues. Goal-setting can be facilitated too.
01489 346863
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Southsea PO5
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Birgitta Renate Heiller
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified
Verified
Relational Transactional Analysis, with a focus on the therapeutic relationship , using cognitive-behavioural interventions where appropriate.
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.
07480 487600
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Southsea PO4
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Alison Cassy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Life can throw many challenges at us, and whilst we may often cope well, we sometimes need a little support from someone unrelated to our lives. This is where effective counselling, tailored to the individual or couple, has its place. I am experienced via the NHS, charities and private practice in helping individual and couple clients explore a wide range of personal and relationship issues. I specialise in working with trauma, sex offending issues, sex and pornography addictions and other paraphilias. I offer a totally non-judgmental, confidential space to safely explore your current difficulties.
01243 957232
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Southsea PO5
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Steve John Briggs
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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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
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Southsea PO4
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Emma Collins (Southsea Therapies)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
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.
023 9431 1912
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Southsea PO5
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Trauma Clinic Ltd
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have a special interest in Trauma (in childhood and adult). I also work with depression, anxiety, personality and anxiety disorders. Addiction. Anger management. Domestic abuse. Work stress/burnout. I don't have a magic wand to heal you. But I promise to work with you from a non-judgmental, collaborative and confidential approach.
023 8202 8927
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Southsea PO5
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Greenleaves Psychological Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
Your past is something you desperately want to forget. You have done your utmost to push it all out of your mind and just get on with your life. But no matter how hard you try, those awful thoughts and feelings follow you wherever you go, catching you out when you least expect it. You feel trapped, powerless to change any of this. You feel out of control, unable to manage the stress in your body. And every time those images pop into your mind, you feel ashamed and guilty. There is this voice inside you telling you you should have done something more, something else. Then it would have all been different.
01329 557272
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Southsea PO5
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Rachel Temple
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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.
023 8254 4471
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Southsea PO5
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Fresh Start Psychological Services Ltd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
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With previous extensive NHS experience as a therapist, supervisor, and manager, I am a very passionate, compassionate, authentic, and experienced childhood trauma specialist. I specialize in early life trauma and any other forms of PSTD/trauma. I work with both adults & children (from 13 years old), struggling with all forms of anxiety and depression. Therapy can really help alleviate distressing symptoms and find a better way of managing difficult situations. It may be that anxiety has triggered difficult memories and caused depression symptoms. I use an individualized approach delivered with compassion and understanding
01329 800263
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Southsea PO5
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peacefulminds-counselling service
Counsellor, MBACP
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I will openly give to the counselling relationship , non-judgmental caring ‘unconditional positive regard’ genuineness ‘congruence’ and empathy.
I embrace and believe as a Humanistic counsellor that all people have inherent worth and deserve respect and sensitivity. I hold faith that over time, we all have an innate tendency to move forward realizing our potential for growth, understanding and acceptance. I believe that we are all organically creative and highly individual and we all have the right to experience emotional challenges in our own way and in our own time-eventually resulting in psychological wellness and/or acceptance and my hope - inner peace.
07480 803367
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Portsmouth PO3
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Helen Young Counsellor, HY Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified
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Are you suffering with stress, depression or anxiety? Are you unsettled from the impact of COVID-19 or rising living costs? Do you have unresolved issues in your life that are holding you back? Perhaps talking to a counsellor is the move for you! I provide a friendly and professional counselling service and I am experienced in working with a range of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma and relationship difficulties. One area that I specialise in is autism spectrum disorder. My sessions are autism, neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ friendly. I help you to normalise, understand and manage your experiences.
01329 756804
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Gosport PO12
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Stephen Burt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Having established a safe, trusting relationship we will explore your present difficulties in light of your past experiences.
You may be wondering why you do some of the things you do, things that may be harmful to yourself or others, or that keep bringing you back to square one. Perhaps you feel lonely, even when you are with other people, or stuck in the process of making a difficult decision or transition. You may be struggling with depression or anxiety, or feel stressed and find it hard to relax. Whatever your reason for ending up at my page, your being here shows that you have, at the very least, a glimmer of hope that things could be better, and a sense that you need someone to help you on your journey.
07403 940007
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Portsmouth PO1
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Helen-Melissa Crew
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Are you feeling sad, anxious or stressed? Is life feeling overwhelming or too challenging? Perhaps you are needing help to overcome anxiety, panic attacks, depression, are suffering low self-confidence or are experiencing relationship or family difficulties? Whatever your reason for counselling, whether it's big or small... get in touch to see how I can help. I am a fully qualified BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering a professional, confidential Counselling Service.
07881 743121
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Gosport PO12
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Andrew Clarke Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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I work with Anxiety, Stress and Depression. I also specialize in Domestic abuse, Young people and Children, and Relationship counselling. I work from a very private and confidential office, I can come to your home for 'home visits', or can do walk and talk from a location of your choice. In addition to my private practice I have a wealth of experience of working with children/young adults 11-25 years old. First session consists of assessment and setting goals for therapy and agreeing on best times and dates for future sessions. I offer short term and long term therapy.
07480 488782
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Portsmouth PO3
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Couples Counselling

Does couples counseling work?

Research shows that couples counseling is effective; it can reduce relationship distress and improve emotional awareness, communication, empathy, intimacy, and overall relationship satisfaction. For example, emotionally focused therapy was found to be effective for about 75 percent of couples, and those benefits lasted at least two years.

When should a couple seek counseling?

Couples can benefit from counseling if they consistently struggle in their relationship. They may have lost the ability to communicate effectively, become entrenched in harmful patterns, begun to fight more than usual, broken the other’s trust, suffered from a mental or physical illness, or faced any number of other challenges. Many therapists offer free consultations, so if a couple isn’t sure whether therapy is necessary, asking directly can provide clarity.

How can I get my partner to go to couples therapy?

The decision to seek couples therapy is often driven by one partner, who then convinces the other to participate. When discussing the idea, the initiator should be direct and assertive. They can state the problems they see and explain how the relationship would benefit from therapy. In more serious cases, they can also explain how their relationship may suffer without making any changes or seeking professional help.

How does a couple prepare for couples counseling?

The anticipation of beginning couples counseling can be difficult—sometimes more difficult than the first session itself. Taking a few moments to reflect can allay those concerns: What are the current challenges? When and how did they begin? What do they want the relationship to look like in the future? Reflecting on these questions can help individuals or couples articulate their goals. Of course, the therapist will also ask questions and guide couples through the process.