Rita Harvey

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Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8YW
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, stress or relationship issues? Do you feel like you need someone to talk to, to explore your feelings and experiences in a safe and supportive environment? I offer individual counselling, psychotherapy, EMDR, couple counselling and clinical supervision with 15 years of experience in the field.

I believe that everyone can benefit from counselling, regardless of the nature of their difficulties or how long they've been struggling.

I offer a low-cost introductory session, where we can discuss your needs and goals, and see if we are a good fit for each other. Contact me today to find out whether I can help you.

My counselling style is tailored to your individual needs. My core approach is integrative, drawing from transactional analysis, relational dynamic, CBT, EMDR and mindfulness.

I also offer clinical counselling supervision to trainees and qualified practitioners. My services are confidential, and I abide by the BACP code of ethics, ensuring that I work efficiently and respectfully with my clients.

Individual counselling or psychotherapy Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, or other challenges, counselling can help you explore and overcome these difficulties. Counselling provides a safe and confidential space for you to talk about your experiences and emotions with a trained professional. It can help you gain insight into your patterns of behavior, increase your self-awareness, and develop effective coping strategies. Through counselling, you can work towards a happier and more fulfilling life. Don't hesitate to reach out for support and start your journey of beneficial change.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an evidence-based treatment initially developed for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It involves guided eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation to help clients process and integrate distressing events, thoughts and memories. EMDR can be used as a standalone therapy or in conjunction with counselling or other therapies. When combined, EMDR enhances the overall therapeutic process by addressing deeply ingrained emotional and psychological issues, facilitating more comprehensive healing and symptom relief.

Relationship or Couple counselling is useful for all types of relationships, including marriages, partnerships, friendships, and family members, both heterosexual and same-sex couples. If you're struggling to communicate or deal with difficult subjects, finding a safe and professional environment can be transformative.

Don't let your struggles control your life. Contact me today to take the first step towards a happier, healthier you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP approved diploma in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analyisis
  • Diploma in therapeutic Counselling
  • Postgraduate Diploma in TA Psychotherapy studies
  • various Counselling Skills certificates.
  • Diploma in Supervision.
  • EMDR training

Other skills
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 worked as Pharmacist for many years before becoming a therapist. This experience informs my counselling practice as appropriate whenever clients take medications for mental or other health concerns.

I am BACP accredited counsellor.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mindfulness Skills training

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£60.00 - £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • 1 hour low cost introductory session £30 for individuals, £37.50 for couples or EMDR.
  • 1 hour Standard session £60 for individuals.
  • 1 hour Couples session £75
  • 1 hour EMDR session £75, 1 hour 20minutes session £100

Workshops and Short Courses

  • Mindfulness prices - depending on the length and format of the course, please contact me for more information.

Enquiries welcome.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

daytime, weekend and evening appointments available

Further information

Can work in English or Italian.

120A Winchester Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 8YW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Are you a student or qualified counsellor/psychotherapist looking for clinical supervision? I offer supervision services to support your professional development and help you provide the best possible care to your clients.

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