Erica Briley Counselling Service

Erica Briley Counselling Service


22 Grosvenor Road
SO17 1RT

07949 777461

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22 Grosvenor Road
SO17 1RT

07949 777461

About me

I have over 4 years experience working with young people as well as adults.  My counselling experience includes private practice, Southampton University, Life Changes (Southampton), Olive Branch Christian Counselling Services in Winchester, NHS Surgeries in Chandlers Ford and Bereavement Counselling Charity.

I am able to empathise with people and I am a good attentive listener, with the ability to support others while they change, grow or work through a time of crisis.I am an enthusiastic, clear, honest and open communicator with an optimistic outlook and commitment to meeting the needs of individual clients, students and colleagues.

I practise in Hamble close to Junction 8 on the M27: convenient for Portsmouth, Southampton, Whiteley, Park Gate, Locks Heath, Botley, Hedge End, and surrounding area.


The initial contact consists of 15 minutes free telephone consultation.   The first appointment will be a duration of 50 minutes and thereafter.  At this stage I won't take many details, this appointment is about us meeting. I believe that for you to gain the most from therapy it is important to find the right person for you to work with.

By listening attentively and patiently I can begin to perceive difficulties from your point of view and can help you to see things more clearly and possibly from a different perspective.We can decide what is the best treatment for you.


This will be decided between us. If you have a specific issue, we might work with a shorter contract. If you are looking for long-term therapeutic work we would work with a more open-ended contract. Again this is an area we would look at together.


I am bound by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Ethical Framework for Good Practice and the Professional Conduct Procedure: what you say in counselling, is strictly confidential, apart from when you intend to harm yourself or others.

Training, qualifications & experience

I studied in Winchester, graduating from both Winchester and Middlesex Universities with a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Foundation Degree (Distinction) in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis.I have completed certificates in Counselling Levels 2 & 3 and TA 101.

* I adhere to the BACP ethical framework for good practice, (further information can be seen and downloaded at;

* I an a member of the British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) and Hampshire Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (HACP).

* I am fully insured with Professional Private Indemnity Insurance cover through the Towergate Insurance;

* I have a current DBS check.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Fees - Short or Long Term Therapy:

1st Consultation: is a duration of 50 minutes; prior to this a 15 minute free telephone consultation can be arranged.

Starting at £40 per 50 minutes session for one to one counselling.

Payment is by either cash or cheque at the end of the session. Bank transfer may make payments before each session with prior agreement.

Any cancellations received within the 48 hour period of your scheduled therapy session will be charged at full cost. Any special circumstances or emergencies will be open to negotiation.

Financial Help?May be available from your referring agency, your work place or your Private Medical Insurance.

Remember:Counselling is talking to someone with whom, you have a relationship based on trust, respect and confidentiality.

It is important to attend our sessions regularly and practice good time keeping as it is not possible to extend your session.

Further information

I am able to work with clients in relation to a broad spectrum of issues: 
Relationship and Family Difficulties, Bereavement and Loss, Illness or infertility, Pregnancy, Miscarriage or Abortion, Depression and Anxiety, Stress, Post Traumatic Stress, Work Stress and Redundancy, Sleeping Problems or Insomnia, Life Change Adjustments, Low Self Esteem or Low Confidence, Self-destructive or Compulsive Behaviour, Disordered Eating or Self-Harm, Personal Development, Assertiveness, Anger Management, Bullying or Violence and a Lack of Meaning in your life.

Maps & Directions

Southampton, SO31
Southampton, SO17 1RT

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Flexible week days and some early evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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