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Matthew Gettins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Matthew and I’m a counsellor based at Havant Meeting Place - Havant United Reformed Church. I acknowledge counselling is a brave step to take with initially making the enquiry and then having the courage to attend the first session. I have had counselling in my life and being listened to seemed surreal at first. Friends and family had always given their opinions and reassurances, with the best of intentions at heart, yet being really listened to was ground-breaking for me. I aim to ease any anxiety by arranging an appointment as soon as possible so therapy can begin.
Hello, my name is Matthew and I’m a counsellor based at Havant Meeting Place - Havant United Reformed Church. I acknowledge counselling is a brave step to take with initially making the enquiry and then having the courage to attend the first session. I have had counselling in my life and being listened to seemed surreal at first. Friends and family had always given their opinions and reassurances, with the best of intentions at heart, yet being really listened to was ground-breaking for me. I aim to ease any anxiety by arranging an appointment as soon as possible so therapy can begin.
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Holly-Jane Thurgood Optimism Psychotherapy Service
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Havant PO9  (Online Only)
I offer accredited psychotherapy to teenagers & adults nationwide. I am also the founder and lead therapist of Optimism. My approach is friendly and collaborative and based on the latest evidence of successful therapy approaches. I am an experienced and highly trained mental health professional and accredited CBT & EMDR psychological therapist. I have over 15 years of military healthcare experience delivering care in the UK and whilst deployed on operations in Afghanistan and in maritime environments. I have expert experience in delivering psychotherapy to Veterans, Service Personnel and those working for the Emergency Services.
I offer accredited psychotherapy to teenagers & adults nationwide. I am also the founder and lead therapist of Optimism. My approach is friendly and collaborative and based on the latest evidence of successful therapy approaches. I am an experienced and highly trained mental health professional and accredited CBT & EMDR psychological therapist. I have over 15 years of military healthcare experience delivering care in the UK and whilst deployed on operations in Afghanistan and in maritime environments. I have expert experience in delivering psychotherapy to Veterans, Service Personnel and those working for the Emergency Services.
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Colin Beckwith Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Counselling can be really helpful when you just need someone to talk to and it can offer so much more. When you are feeling like something is just not right or life seems so challenging, talking to a Counsellor can make the difference. Many people just want to feel better and get a sense of relief from the turmoil of life. It may be that a life event has really impacted on you, such as a bereavement, trauma or loss of a job. You may feel like the world just does not understand you or perhaps you are struggling to come to terms with your sexuality. There are many many different reasons why people choose counselling. We're all unique.
Counselling can be really helpful when you just need someone to talk to and it can offer so much more. When you are feeling like something is just not right or life seems so challenging, talking to a Counsellor can make the difference. Many people just want to feel better and get a sense of relief from the turmoil of life. It may be that a life event has really impacted on you, such as a bereavement, trauma or loss of a job. You may feel like the world just does not understand you or perhaps you are struggling to come to terms with your sexuality. There are many many different reasons why people choose counselling. We're all unique.
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Cora Metelerkamp
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an experienced individual and couples counsellor and I have successfully worked with a wide range of issues. You may be having difficulties around your relationship(s). You may be experiencing anxiety or depression or low self esteem, possibly alongside something else. I can offer you a judgement-free, inclusive and empathic space where we will explore things together at your pace. My therapeutic space is safe and containing no matter how difficult things may feel.
I am an experienced individual and couples counsellor and I have successfully worked with a wide range of issues. You may be having difficulties around your relationship(s). You may be experiencing anxiety or depression or low self esteem, possibly alongside something else. I can offer you a judgement-free, inclusive and empathic space where we will explore things together at your pace. My therapeutic space is safe and containing no matter how difficult things may feel.
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Sian Baker Coaching and Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi and welcome, I am an experienced Therapist and coach. I work with adults & elders. Our initial session is to make sure that you are confident with me to continue (there is no obligation to do so) & also for me to understand a little about what brings you to therapy. I have had the privilege to work with many clients with complex issues. I believe the therapeutic relationship is very important. I also invite you to review the therapy regularly to ensure you are getting the most out of the sessions. When appropriate, I work creatively & with humour. If you have any questions please do contact me.
Hi and welcome, I am an experienced Therapist and coach. I work with adults & elders. Our initial session is to make sure that you are confident with me to continue (there is no obligation to do so) & also for me to understand a little about what brings you to therapy. I have had the privilege to work with many clients with complex issues. I believe the therapeutic relationship is very important. I also invite you to review the therapy regularly to ensure you are getting the most out of the sessions. When appropriate, I work creatively & with humour. If you have any questions please do contact me.
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Victoria Rhys-Hurn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
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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Tania Lee
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
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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Catherine Burnard
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
My name is Catherine, I am a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic counsellor, and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer individual counselling, couples counselling and I also work with children from the age of 8 to 18 years (I am qualified to diploma level to work with children). I offer face to face sessions from my practice in Southbourne (in-between Havant and Chichester). Just a 2 minute walk from Southbourne station.
My name is Catherine, I am a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic counsellor, and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer individual counselling, couples counselling and I also work with children from the age of 8 to 18 years (I am qualified to diploma level to work with children). I offer face to face sessions from my practice in Southbourne (in-between Havant and Chichester). Just a 2 minute walk from Southbourne station.
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David Burchell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
My name is David and I am a Humanistic Counsellor. When looking for professional support, it can be confusing, even difficult to know which counsellor will be right for your own personal needs. With this in mind, I openly invite you to contact me either by phone or email so that you can ask any questions around how counselling could help you. I am a fully qualified Ba (Hons) Humanistic counselling professional with experience of working with a wide variety of issues. Training, qualifications & experience
My name is David and I am a Humanistic Counsellor. When looking for professional support, it can be confusing, even difficult to know which counsellor will be right for your own personal needs. With this in mind, I openly invite you to contact me either by phone or email so that you can ask any questions around how counselling could help you. I am a fully qualified Ba (Hons) Humanistic counselling professional with experience of working with a wide variety of issues. Training, qualifications & experience
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Pauline Wallace
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi I'm Pauline, thank you for reaching out as I understand that this can be difficult. Are you tired of feeling tired? Stressed or anxious? Struggling to concentrate, to sleep? Maybe you are worried about how you will cope? Angry or tearful? Do you feel anxious and don't know what the next step is? Have you lost your confidence, or identity? Do you fear you are going 'mad'? Being able to talk to someone outside your circle of family and friends can help. I won't tell you what to do but I will walk alongside you to help you understand how your experiences have impacted you.
Hi I'm Pauline, thank you for reaching out as I understand that this can be difficult. Are you tired of feeling tired? Stressed or anxious? Struggling to concentrate, to sleep? Maybe you are worried about how you will cope? Angry or tearful? Do you feel anxious and don't know what the next step is? Have you lost your confidence, or identity? Do you fear you are going 'mad'? Being able to talk to someone outside your circle of family and friends can help. I won't tell you what to do but I will walk alongside you to help you understand how your experiences have impacted you.
07479 277880 View 07479 277880
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Rachel Hawthorn Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are struggling and finding life difficult or distressing in any way, then counselling could help you find clarity about your situation and find a way of moving forward. I can offer you a safe space to talk about your situation, explore your thoughts and feelings, and process things in your past and present. In turn, you can gain greater self-awareness, feel more in control and resilient, and improve your general wellbeing.
If you are struggling and finding life difficult or distressing in any way, then counselling could help you find clarity about your situation and find a way of moving forward. I can offer you a safe space to talk about your situation, explore your thoughts and feelings, and process things in your past and present. In turn, you can gain greater self-awareness, feel more in control and resilient, and improve your general wellbeing.
07921 382438 View 07921 382438
Photo of Roz Owens - Talk Online Counselling, MBACP, Counsellor
Talk Online Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
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
07534 862072 View 07534 862072
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Maria Yates(Pottle)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome. You may be here because of a period of crisis or for support to manage a longer term issue. Finding a balance between work, relationships and family can be difficult especially in these challenging times. Through our work together I can help you gain an increased sense of well-being, control and resilience. There are many reasons why we reach out for help in times of confusion and pain and you do not have to be alone.
Welcome. You may be here because of a period of crisis or for support to manage a longer term issue. Finding a balance between work, relationships and family can be difficult especially in these challenging times. Through our work together I can help you gain an increased sense of well-being, control and resilience. There are many reasons why we reach out for help in times of confusion and pain and you do not have to be alone.
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Photo of Marie Watkins, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Marie Watkins
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hello, there are many and varied reasons why people seek counselling or therapy with no problem being too big or too small. Modern day life can leave us struggling to balance work, family and relationships resulting in us experiencing feelings of failure, self doubt, low in confidence, feeling overwhelmed, confused, lost, defeated and burnt out. At times we can experience significant change and loss. We can be left with feelings of low mood and anxiety and struggle to make sense of our experience. Maybe we realise that difficult past events or life experiences continue to affect us.
Hello, there are many and varied reasons why people seek counselling or therapy with no problem being too big or too small. Modern day life can leave us struggling to balance work, family and relationships resulting in us experiencing feelings of failure, self doubt, low in confidence, feeling overwhelmed, confused, lost, defeated and burnt out. At times we can experience significant change and loss. We can be left with feelings of low mood and anxiety and struggle to make sense of our experience. Maybe we realise that difficult past events or life experiences continue to affect us.
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Photo of Debra Fletcher, MBACP, Counsellor
Debra Fletcher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
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.
023 8235 6087 View 023 8235 6087
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Naomi Light
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Should I talk to someone about this? If you have found yourself on this page, it is likely that you have had this thought. Perhaps you have experienced a distressing event or betrayal or have lost the passion in your relationship. Perhaps you are looking for help as a couple or as an individual. Whatever the reason you are seeking help, reaching out is always a brave step. It is helpful to know what to expect.
Should I talk to someone about this? If you have found yourself on this page, it is likely that you have had this thought. Perhaps you have experienced a distressing event or betrayal or have lost the passion in your relationship. Perhaps you are looking for help as a couple or as an individual. Whatever the reason you are seeking help, reaching out is always a brave step. It is helpful to know what to expect.
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Photo of Zoe Fleur Foster, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Zoe Fleur Foster
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Modern life brings many challenges – each of us meets these in our own unique way. Occasionally, problems feel insurmountable or a strategy may not be working. We may experience sleep loss, irritability, mood changes such as anger or even feel unwell. When our mental health is compromised, it can be as debilitating as a physical health issue. Counselling and coaching are powerful ways to take control. Counselling can help you discover your goals and find your own path.
Modern life brings many challenges – each of us meets these in our own unique way. Occasionally, problems feel insurmountable or a strategy may not be working. We may experience sleep loss, irritability, mood changes such as anger or even feel unwell. When our mental health is compromised, it can be as debilitating as a physical health issue. Counselling and coaching are powerful ways to take control. Counselling can help you discover your goals and find your own path.
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Kim Hosier
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I have helped people with a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, bereavement, childbirth and depression. I am also experienced in working with adult survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.
I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I have helped people with a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, bereavement, childbirth and depression. I am also experienced in working with adult survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.
07723 469228 View 07723 469228
Photo of Hermione Bailey - Hermione B Therapy, MBACP, Counsellor
Hermione B Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you struggling with OCD, Anxiety, depression, or feeling like a shadow of yourself? Would you like to be able to express your feelings and emotions and learn how to change unhealthy emotions of anxiety, depression, hurt, anger, guilt, etc and those unhealthy beliefs that are keeping you stuck. Would you like to quieten that inner critical voice and learn a new philosophy for life, that will enable you to maintain your wellbeing. If so I offer one to one's, either face to face, zoom, or telephone sessions, whichever suits you best. In a safe, confidential space to talk and work through your problem. I work with 18 years plus.
Are you struggling with OCD, Anxiety, depression, or feeling like a shadow of yourself? Would you like to be able to express your feelings and emotions and learn how to change unhealthy emotions of anxiety, depression, hurt, anger, guilt, etc and those unhealthy beliefs that are keeping you stuck. Would you like to quieten that inner critical voice and learn a new philosophy for life, that will enable you to maintain your wellbeing. If so I offer one to one's, either face to face, zoom, or telephone sessions, whichever suits you best. In a safe, confidential space to talk and work through your problem. I work with 18 years plus.
023 8254 4522 View 023 8254 4522
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Dr Robert Percival
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I understand that making the decision to engage in therapy can be a daunting one. I aim to provide a space where you feel safe, heard and valued. I place great emphasis on working collaboratively to understand a person's life experiences and how they have and continue to impact them. Our work together would be defined by your values and goals. The models of therapy that I draw on help to make sense of how patterns of being with yourself and others have developed, understanding these and then empathically challenging them to enable people to make meaningful sustained change in their lives.
I understand that making the decision to engage in therapy can be a daunting one. I aim to provide a space where you feel safe, heard and valued. I place great emphasis on working collaboratively to understand a person's life experiences and how they have and continue to impact them. Our work together would be defined by your values and goals. The models of therapy that I draw on help to make sense of how patterns of being with yourself and others have developed, understanding these and then empathically challenging them to enable people to make meaningful sustained change in their lives.
01202 037591 View 01202 037591
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in PO9

20+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in PO9 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
88% Self Esteem
88% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% WPA
50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in PO9 see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in PO9?

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.