What is counselling?
We all need help at some point in our lives and we are here to offer a safe place to talk.
Counselling provides a supportive, creative relationship for facilitating personal hope and growth. It involves listening, not advice giving, and aims to help you discover new resources to deal with your problems.
What we offer
We offer professional one to one integrative counselling from our counselling rooms at Central Hall in Southampton. Our service is open to anyone in the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religious views, or sexuality. It is a safe, secure and confidential service, with 87% of clients saying they would ‘strongly recommend’ our service to others. All our counsellors are professionally trained, accountable through regular supervision and work within a professional code of ethics.
After an initial interview, which helps us match our service to your needs, we will allocate one of the counselling team to you who will be in touch to arrange a suitable time to meet.
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We believe we are offering something of value so there is a cost involved. The initial interview is £30 and ongoing counselling sessions are £45. We do operate a bursary scheme for those on low income, subject to availability and at our discretion, and this will be explained at the initial interview.
We also offer counselling supervision, so if you are interested, please get in touch through the contact form page.
“I felt completely supported by my counsellor through the whole process. She has an amazing way of pinpointing key things I felt or said without realising the impact it was having on me. She was always honest, my biggest encourager, very clear in explaining the journey from start to finish. With her support I am now stable, feel hopeful for the future and left with a good understanding and compassion for myself”
“Counselling provided an open and honest environment where I didn’t feel judged or thought of as any less of a person of value. It has helped me understand my addiction and given me the confidence to discuss it with my wife”
“I think the hardest part of the process was asking for help, but it has been very helpful to have someone to talk things through with. I now have a much better understanding of why I find certain situations stressful or provoke anxiety and I’m much better at acknowledging how I’m feeling without spiralling towards anxiety. I feel more free and peaceful in myself”
We are here to offer a
safe place for you to talk