Charlie Wright MBACP
Would you like an opportunity to put aside one hour every week for you? Time that will allow you to talk to someone who will not judge, lecture or criticise you? Somewhere that allows you to talk about your things in a safe and tranquil space?
My job, as a counsellor, is to enable you to explore your emotions and feelings in way that is comfortable for you, allowing you to find fresh ways to deal with everyday life.
Below is a brief history of my working life and my journey into counselling.
I started my working career as a trainee mechanical engineer working on lathes, milling and shaping machines with a bit of welding thrown in. My preference for welding took me to a City and Guilds in Fabrication and Welding. After gaining this qualification I moved to Australia where I worked for a mining company who were involved with the exploration for gold and copper. From here I moved back to England working as a Fabricator Welder. This then led me to a charity for the homeless where I set up practical workshops in welding, woodwork, picture framing and craft work. As the workshops evolved they became open to many other organisations such as Probation, MIND and Social Services to name but a few. This gave me an insight into the world of vulnerable people and their issues.
6 years ago I trained with a rape crisis centre where I still work, as a counsellor and 4 years ago trained to work with adolescents again as a counsellor.
I now have my own private practice working at Southampton SO16 4LP, Salisbury SP1 2HP and Wickham PO17 5HL
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied at Southampton University for 2 years to gain a certificate in Integrative Counselling. I then moved to Winchester University where I studied for a further 2 years to gain a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis. In completing this I became a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
For the last 6 years I have been a Counsellor at a Rape Crisis centre and for the last 2 years have been counselling 12 to 25 year olds at a local drop-in centre. My full time job, which I have been doing for the last 17 years, has been with a Housing Association, working with homeless people and people with mental health issues. During this time I studied with the Open University for 3 years studying Mental Heath, Death Dying and Bereavement and Social Health and Welfare gaining a Diploma in Social Health and Welfare. I have attended training course on drug abuse, suicide, drug addiction, alcohol and adolescents.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £35 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|