Libero Counselling & Personal Development
122 Winter Road
I am a fully trained and experienced Humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist working in the Portsmouth area. Currently I work for the NHS with clients experiencing anxiety and depression, for a bereavement counselling service and in private practice. I also have many years experience in drug and alcohol addiction as well as early and long-term recovery.
Particular areas of specialism are bereavement - loss of a child, family member, relationship breakdown, redundancy and health - depression, anxiety and relationship problems. I also work with issues around low self-esteem and/or confidence.
I rent rooms in a pleasant private counselling practice in Southsea but longer term I can work with clients in my home.
Primarily a person-centred approach lies at the heart of my work but I consider the quality, safety and warmth of the therapeutic relationship as the most important aspects of my practice. I adapt and adjust to suit the individual, responding always with respect, compassion and consideration. I believe that clients are the most informed and attuned experts on themselves and always take my lead from that vital and valuable source of information and understanding.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling (First class)
Dip Coun Level 5 Humanistic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
NOCN Level 3 Tackling Substance Abuse: Brief Interventions & Harm Reduction
Compassion-Focused Therapy Training (Level 5 Berkshire Traumatic Stress Service)
The Bereavement Counselling Charity Training (30 hours)
Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Awareness (Simply Training & Development)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have developed a deep understanding of the issues that accompany addiction. However in my view it is also about solutions - ongoing recovery from the ravages of drug or alcohol dependency is essential in order to avert a return to the compulsive spiral of self-destruction. Attention to "what next" is critical...
I am also widely experienced with those affected and afflicted by witnessing someone in the grip of active addiction. You need your own time and space to recover too...
My fees are negotiable and reflect my experience and training as well as an acknowledgement of a client's income. Generally I charge £40 per session but this is always open to discussion and the length of time over which counselling is required.
I understand that seeking and engaging with counselling or psychotherapy can be daunting.
Perhaps a particular life event or a series of challenges have led to this moment... my aim is always to smooth and soothe any fears and invite clients to take that important step towards personal insight and healing.
My hope is always that those facing difficulty, crisis or uncertainty will experience a safe space to explore without judgement and emerge better equipped and empowered to once again manage their lives on life's terms. If you're considering taking this step, maybe let me be your compassionate companion?
Give yourself a break and take that chance...
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My availability is flexible - daytimes, evenings, weekends
Types of client