Rita Harvey MBACP(accredited)

Rita Harvey MBACP(accredited)

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120A Winchester Road
RG21 8YW

07941134218 / 07941134218

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120A Winchester Road
RG21 8YW

07941134218 / 07941134218

About me

Offering Counselling, Psychotherapy, Couple Counselling & Mindfulness in Basingstoke.
I specialise in depression, anxiety, stress and relationship issues. I work extensively with couples of any sexual orientation and family members that experience problems in communication.

I offer a free introductory session so we have an opportunity to see how we work together. Contact me to find out whether I can help.

Are Counselling or Psychotherapy for you?
Counselling and Psychotherapy help people to explore, unravel and deal with issues that affect their lives. These difficulties can be recent or long standing and may reveal themselves as low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, relationship problems, substance abuse or physical illness.

What about Couple (Relationship) Counselling?
Relationship counselling is useful for all types of relationships: marriages, partnerships, friendships, family members, etherosexual and same-sex couples. Any couple or 2 people in a relationship could benefit from finding a safe environment where with professional facilitation they can approach difficult subjects and make changes.

The way I work
I am available to work short term or open ended with individuals, couples and small groups.
I work using a variety of approaches, depending on the individual client and type of issue.
As I am also a qualified Pharmacist I have a full understanding of drug treatments.

Mindfulness literally means "awareness", is related to meditation but is developing into a discipline on its own. Mindfulness practices focus the attention on the breath, the body and the thoughts and in this way we train our mind to stay in the present moment.

Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to be beneficial to our general health and resistance to stress. It relieves anxiety, depression and is even used to deal with chronic physical pain.

I teach Mindfulness Skills, either to enhance wellbeing or help coping with specific issues.
Contact me for more details.

STRESSED OUT! - Reducing Stress in Your Life
My colleague Dawn Purver and I have devised a short series of group counselling and workshops dedicated to understanding stress, managing it and reducing it. Please see my website or contact me for more information. We offer introductory sessions throughout the year, those are advertised on counselling directory or website for bookings.

Confidentiality and Ethics
I abide to the BACP and EATA codes of ethics and have regular supervision to ensure I work efficiently and respectfully with my clients.

All you say in the session is confidential. The only very rare cases in which we would have to discuss the possibility of involving any third parties would be in case of suicide, serious harm to others, acts of terrorism and summon by the court.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP approved diploma in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analyisis
  • Diploma in therapeutic Counselling
  • Postgraduate Diploma in TA Psychotehrapy studies
  • various Counselling Skills certificates.
  • In advanced clinical training as a Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist.

I am trained to use mindfulness skills with clients, whether as part of their therapy or in small groups, for health, stress reduction and wellbeing.

I hold a BSc(Hons) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology and I worked as Pharmacist for many years before becoming a therapist. I am member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). My experience as pharmacist informs my psychotherapy practice as appropriate whenever clients take medications for mental or other health concerns.

I am BACP accredited counsellor and registered coach.
I belong to the professional bodies for psychotherapists of UKATA and EATA.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mindfulness Skills training

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  • Couple Counselling


Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • 30 min Free introductory session.
  • 30 min assessment £25.
  • 1 hour Standard session £50 for individuals.
  • 1 hour Couples session £60.

Workshops and Short Courses

  • Mindfulness prices - depending on the length and format of the course, please contact me for more details or look at my scheduled "events".
  • Reducing Stress in Your life - see website for latest fees

Enquiries welcome.

Further information

Can work in English or Italian.

Maps & Directions

Basingstoke, RG21 8YW

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Italian


daytime and evening appointments available

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer Clinical Supervision to students and qualified counsellors/psychotherapists in Basingstoke and surrounding areas.

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