Counselling in Winchester

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Photo of Katharine Duchesne, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Katharine Duchesne
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Winchester SO22
Hello, I'm a fully qualified MBACP (Accred) 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.
Hello, I'm a fully qualified MBACP (Accred) 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.
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Suzanne McKenna
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
Hi my name is Suzanne and I am a qualified counsellor in advanced psychotherapy training. I work with individuals and couples over the age of 18 and offer 50 minute in person session in a central location in the city of Winchester. Some of the issues I am most experienced with include anxiety and depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, low confidence, self esteem and disordered eating. I would best describe my approach as warm, respectful and non-judgemental. I am passionate about helping clients reconnect with themselves and the world around them, helping them to live a happier and fuller life.....
Hi my name is Suzanne and I am a qualified counsellor in advanced psychotherapy training. I work with individuals and couples over the age of 18 and offer 50 minute in person session in a central location in the city of Winchester. Some of the issues I am most experienced with include anxiety and depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, low confidence, self esteem and disordered eating. I would best describe my approach as warm, respectful and non-judgemental. I am passionate about helping clients reconnect with themselves and the world around them, helping them to live a happier and fuller life.....
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Colette Molyneux
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
Hello, my name is Colette. There are certain times in our lives when we find ourselves stuck. Troubled feelings and thoughts are important sign-posts and offer a route to a happier and richer state of mind – if you’re able to work through them successfully. It is often helpful to have someone other than family and friends to discuss your thoughts and make sense of them in a structured way . I approach my work with warmth and compassion and am experienced in a wide range of issues.
Hello, my name is Colette. There are certain times in our lives when we find ourselves stuck. Troubled feelings and thoughts are important sign-posts and offer a route to a happier and richer state of mind – if you’re able to work through them successfully. It is often helpful to have someone other than family and friends to discuss your thoughts and make sense of them in a structured way . I approach my work with warmth and compassion and am experienced in a wide range of issues.
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Melanie Musson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, with over 12 years experience. I offer individual counselling in a comfortable setting in the Winchester area and online. I am currently only accepting clients wanting to work using EMDR. This way of working is particularly effective if you have experienced traumatic events or struggle with a phobia.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, with over 12 years experience. I offer individual counselling in a comfortable setting in the Winchester area and online. I am currently only accepting clients wanting to work using EMDR. This way of working is particularly effective if you have experienced traumatic events or struggle with a phobia.
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Hannah Maguire
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
My aim as a CBT therapist is to help clients who may be struggling with life challenges and develop a shared formulation that is individualised, that brings awareness to and understanding how your difficulties may have developed and are being maintained. This acts as a “roadmap” for our therapeutic understanding and intervention and will be covered in the initial assessment session(s). We will agree on how many sessions to meet for (usually six to 24, depending on the duration and complexity/severity) and help you work towards your set goals and values.
My aim as a CBT therapist is to help clients who may be struggling with life challenges and develop a shared formulation that is individualised, that brings awareness to and understanding how your difficulties may have developed and are being maintained. This acts as a “roadmap” for our therapeutic understanding and intervention and will be covered in the initial assessment session(s). We will agree on how many sessions to meet for (usually six to 24, depending on the duration and complexity/severity) and help you work towards your set goals and values.
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Carly Crawford
Counsellor, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
I believe passionately that everyone can benefit from empathetic, professional support, whether you're trying to improve your relationships, facing a life change or wanting to address past trauma. With my lower cost practice I aim to ensure it is accessible to everyone. I have worked in the field of mental health and well-being for many years, in charitable counselling services and in homeless, addiction and resettlement services. I currently work with an inner-city low cost counselling service and a specialist service for survivors of abuse, work I value highly because I believe everyone deserves support with mental wellness.
I believe passionately that everyone can benefit from empathetic, professional support, whether you're trying to improve your relationships, facing a life change or wanting to address past trauma. With my lower cost practice I aim to ensure it is accessible to everyone. I have worked in the field of mental health and well-being for many years, in charitable counselling services and in homeless, addiction and resettlement services. I currently work with an inner-city low cost counselling service and a specialist service for survivors of abuse, work I value highly because I believe everyone deserves support with mental wellness.
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Xenia Kaspar
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
Hello, my name is Xenia and I am a accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor. Life has it’s challenges and I have certainly had my own over the years. Sometimes we just need support from someone that isn’t family or a close friend. Someone who we can trust that they will hold space for us in order to process certain events, or, a confidential objective party that will listen, without judgement, so we can make sense of ourselves and the world around us.
Hello, my name is Xenia and I am a accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor. Life has it’s challenges and I have certainly had my own over the years. Sometimes we just need support from someone that isn’t family or a close friend. Someone who we can trust that they will hold space for us in order to process certain events, or, a confidential objective party that will listen, without judgement, so we can make sense of ourselves and the world around us.
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Dr Sarah Beattie
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
Not accepting new clients
I am a friendly and experienced Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist. I have over 15 years’ experience of working in the NHS providing mental health support to service users and their families. I have extensive experience and training of working with adults and children with a range of difficulties including anxiety, phobia, depression and trauma. I also work with clients who seek therapy for the purposes of personal development and reflection. Alongside private practice I work within an NHS Paediatric service providing psychological therapy to children, young people and their families.
I am a friendly and experienced Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist. I have over 15 years’ experience of working in the NHS providing mental health support to service users and their families. I have extensive experience and training of working with adults and children with a range of difficulties including anxiety, phobia, depression and trauma. I also work with clients who seek therapy for the purposes of personal development and reflection. Alongside private practice I work within an NHS Paediatric service providing psychological therapy to children, young people and their families.
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Sue Thomas
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
Waitlist for new clients
Are you seeking a space to unpack thoughts and feelings which feel hard to voice? Trying to find more capacity to understand and encounter yourself and others more deeply? Therapy offers a confidential space in which you can speak about your life’s journey, as well as what occupies your thoughts today. This can involve exploring the anxieties, relationships, dreams and experiences which are most significant for you. I practice psychoanalytic psychotherapy: this will not give you tools or advice - instead it will help you understand the parts of yourself which may feel hidden, troubling and confusing.
Are you seeking a space to unpack thoughts and feelings which feel hard to voice? Trying to find more capacity to understand and encounter yourself and others more deeply? Therapy offers a confidential space in which you can speak about your life’s journey, as well as what occupies your thoughts today. This can involve exploring the anxieties, relationships, dreams and experiences which are most significant for you. I practice psychoanalytic psychotherapy: this will not give you tools or advice - instead it will help you understand the parts of yourself which may feel hidden, troubling and confusing.
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Johanne Wyld
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
Making the decision to enter into psychotherapy can be an important step and my aim is to offer a confidential space to discuss your concerns. Psychotherapy can be an opportunity to talk through what feels difficult or problematic in life. Sometimes people have an idea about the nature of their difficulties, others are less sure. Talking with a therapist can help you to discover and make sense of what is leaving you feeling either stuck, lost, anxious, unhappy or overwhelmed.
Making the decision to enter into psychotherapy can be an important step and my aim is to offer a confidential space to discuss your concerns. Psychotherapy can be an opportunity to talk through what feels difficult or problematic in life. Sometimes people have an idea about the nature of their difficulties, others are less sure. Talking with a therapist can help you to discover and make sense of what is leaving you feeling either stuck, lost, anxious, unhappy or overwhelmed.
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Photo of Kathleen Freeman, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Kathleen Freeman
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
We all struggle with difficulties at times; and it can be a great relief to face them with the right help. I have 20 years’ experience as a counsellor and offer counselling to individuals in a quiet, secure space. My aim includes helping you come to a clearer understanding of what has brought you to counselling, and supporting you in finding the way forwards that feels right for you. Perhaps surprisingly, our difficulties can become a source of change and growth.
We all struggle with difficulties at times; and it can be a great relief to face them with the right help. I have 20 years’ experience as a counsellor and offer counselling to individuals in a quiet, secure space. My aim includes helping you come to a clearer understanding of what has brought you to counselling, and supporting you in finding the way forwards that feels right for you. Perhaps surprisingly, our difficulties can become a source of change and growth.
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Thrive Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervision
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
Hello, I'm Lucy, a fully qualified person-centred counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor based in Twyford, near Winchester. I am a registered, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred), offering professional, experienced, warm and non-judgemental counselling and psychotherapy for clients to explore issues safely and freely. Person-centred therapy is a refreshing therapeutic method; "walking" with you, employing empathic understanding and non-judgemental warmth and acceptance, respecting and trusting your inner resources to support you on your journey.
Hello, I'm Lucy, a fully qualified person-centred counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor based in Twyford, near Winchester. I am a registered, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred), offering professional, experienced, warm and non-judgemental counselling and psychotherapy for clients to explore issues safely and freely. Person-centred therapy is a refreshing therapeutic method; "walking" with you, employing empathic understanding and non-judgemental warmth and acceptance, respecting and trusting your inner resources to support you on your journey.
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Photo of Cheryl Petty, MBACP, Counsellor
Cheryl Petty
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO22  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with issues that you find difficult to discuss with those who are close to you? Perhaps you feel stuck, anxious, have a general feeling of unhappiness that you can't shift? Life can be far from straight forward, in fact life is messy. We cannot escape the messiness of being human but we can make small changes in our lives that can help us to grow and move forward. Counselling can help us to do that.
Are you struggling with issues that you find difficult to discuss with those who are close to you? Perhaps you feel stuck, anxious, have a general feeling of unhappiness that you can't shift? Life can be far from straight forward, in fact life is messy. We cannot escape the messiness of being human but we can make small changes in our lives that can help us to grow and move forward. Counselling can help us to do that.
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Photo of Lucy Walthoe, MA, BACP, Counsellor
Lucy Walthoe
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
Are you struggling emotionally? I offer you a relationship where you can be vulnerable, supported, and we work together to find your way through. You may be going through a tumultuous time, like the end of a relationship or loss of a loved one. You may feel weighed down, stressed or anxious about how much you have to juggle. You may be carrying emotional pain or questions from your past that you would like to resolve. Or negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours might fill your life, leaving you isolated. I offer a space where you are safe to be vulnerable and find your way through.
Are you struggling emotionally? I offer you a relationship where you can be vulnerable, supported, and we work together to find your way through. You may be going through a tumultuous time, like the end of a relationship or loss of a loved one. You may feel weighed down, stressed or anxious about how much you have to juggle. You may be carrying emotional pain or questions from your past that you would like to resolve. Or negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours might fill your life, leaving you isolated. I offer a space where you are safe to be vulnerable and find your way through.
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Mel Lewis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winchester SO22
Hi, I'm Mel and I can support you, or your child, if you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed with life, whether that's because of a bereavement, work/school issues, or just life in general, in a safe, nurturing space, for you to explore your feelings. I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor, and I am committed to helping individuals find hope, healing, and personal growth. I provide a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I have worked with adults and children facing various challenges, including anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, self harm and low self esteem.
Hi, I'm Mel and I can support you, or your child, if you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed with life, whether that's because of a bereavement, work/school issues, or just life in general, in a safe, nurturing space, for you to explore your feelings. I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor, and I am committed to helping individuals find hope, healing, and personal growth. I provide a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I have worked with adults and children facing various challenges, including anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma, self harm and low self esteem.
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Hampshire Autism and ADHD Service
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
We are a multi-disciplinary team with decades of experience and expertise in providing assessments of Autism and ADHD for children and adults. Our assessments are gold standard, NICE compliant and accepted by the NHS, schools, colleges, universities and workplaces. Whatever the outcome, we develop bespoke recommendations that detail the reasonable adjustments that can be made to support you or your child's access and inclusion, mental health and well-being. We can also provide family, couples or individual intervention following assessment.
We are a multi-disciplinary team with decades of experience and expertise in providing assessments of Autism and ADHD for children and adults. Our assessments are gold standard, NICE compliant and accepted by the NHS, schools, colleges, universities and workplaces. Whatever the outcome, we develop bespoke recommendations that detail the reasonable adjustments that can be made to support you or your child's access and inclusion, mental health and well-being. We can also provide family, couples or individual intervention following assessment.
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Photo of Dr Carla Matias, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Carla Matias
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist working in a small, specialist practice, Questa, offering gold standard psychological services for children, teenagers, adults and families. My approach to psychological therapy is integrative, tailoring the most effective treatments to each client’s specific needs. I also emphasise change-based therapies, which require a trusting and collaborative working partnership. I aim to provide clients with a safe space in which they can feel heard and understood in a non-judgmental and empathic way, identify their strengths, and learn healthy ways of coping and achieve personally meaningful goals.
I am a Clinical Psychologist working in a small, specialist practice, Questa, offering gold standard psychological services for children, teenagers, adults and families. My approach to psychological therapy is integrative, tailoring the most effective treatments to each client’s specific needs. I also emphasise change-based therapies, which require a trusting and collaborative working partnership. I aim to provide clients with a safe space in which they can feel heard and understood in a non-judgmental and empathic way, identify their strengths, and learn healthy ways of coping and achieve personally meaningful goals.
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Pamela Sanderson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
I am a fully qualified person centred therapist with over 15 years experience. I specialise in working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression and stress and take great pleasure in seeing clients make progress. In each session, I apply the core conditions of the person centred approach; empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. Sessions with me are non-directive and non-judgmental, helping to create a supportive environment where you can share your journey freely. Together, we will work through the challenges you're facing and work towards a place where you can feel at ease with yourself.
I am a fully qualified person centred therapist with over 15 years experience. I specialise in working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression and stress and take great pleasure in seeing clients make progress. In each session, I apply the core conditions of the person centred approach; empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. Sessions with me are non-directive and non-judgmental, helping to create a supportive environment where you can share your journey freely. Together, we will work through the challenges you're facing and work towards a place where you can feel at ease with yourself.
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Dr Katherine Mollart
Verified Verified
Winchester SO22
I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Oxford University. I have experience of working with individuals, couples, families, adults, older adults, children and adolescents and people with learning disabilities, within a wide range of NHS health care settings. I specialise in working with couples and also supporting people who have long-term physical health problems such as diabetes, chronic pain and chronic fatigue. I wrote my doctoral thesis on adolescents’ experiences of going to boarding school and have an interest in the impact of boarding school on psychological wellbeing.
I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Oxford University. I have experience of working with individuals, couples, families, adults, older adults, children and adolescents and people with learning disabilities, within a wide range of NHS health care settings. I specialise in working with couples and also supporting people who have long-term physical health problems such as diabetes, chronic pain and chronic fatigue. I wrote my doctoral thesis on adolescents’ experiences of going to boarding school and have an interest in the impact of boarding school on psychological wellbeing.
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RER Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Winchester SO22
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Rocio and I can help you overcome the emotional challenges that life sometimes brings. With trust, understanding, and no judgement, we can explore your mind together, so you can access the tools to build a better life. I work relationally, we will create changes together. That's why I offer a free introductory consultation, to decide if we are a good match.
My name is Rocio and I can help you overcome the emotional challenges that life sometimes brings. With trust, understanding, and no judgement, we can explore your mind together, so you can access the tools to build a better life. I work relationally, we will create changes together. That's why I offer a free introductory consultation, to decide if we are a good match.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Winchester

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Winchester who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
85% Self Esteem
82% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
73% Bereavement
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Aviva
58% AXA PPP
58% Vitality

How Counsellors in Winchester see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Winchester?

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.