Graham Shavick MA UKCP(reg) MBACP MCIPD
Do you need help with relationship issues? Are you suffering from anxiety or depression? Are you struggling with stress in in your work or career? I provide a warm, caring, safe space for you to explore whatever you need. I also offer couples and family counselling.
In our work together, I aim to help you feel at ease so you can talk freely. I will invite you to express feelings, thoughts, memories, dreams, and we will work together to understand what it is that is troubling you. This will help you gain greater self awareness and insight, enabling you to move forward. Depending on what you need, we can work short term on specific issues or longer term in-depth psychotherapy. I work integratively, this means I combine what I feel are the best aspects of the different therapeutic approaches to working with you.
I also offer coaching; this is about helping you achieve success and fulfilment in your personal or professional life. In your personal life it's about unlocking your potential. At work this will allow you to maximise your performance and achieve your goals.
"I had nearly six months of sessions with Graham during a challenging period in my life, when work difficulties and life-stage changes came all at once. With patience and compassion, his counselling gently helped me to navigate some complex situations and relationships. His approach combines practical guidance with a deeper exploration of the inner self. I would recommend him highly."
“I contacted Graham earlier this year. He was back to me very quickly to fix a time to meet as I was on the verge of committing suicide. Life then seemed utterly futile, no point whatsoever. I was emotionally wrecked and at the lowest point in my life. At that moment in time I knew there was something desperately wrong but could see no way to ‘self-fix’. Graham was patient, and over a period of time opened my mind up to possibilities by helping me understand myself better. He has a natural ability to ‘plant’ ideas that indirectly encouraged me to think in a different manner, helping me to take on a very different mindset. He is totally non-judgemental, has a very gentle questioning style and knew best how to help my personality. I just wanted to let you know that it seems that I have turned the corner and now feel much more positive and look forward to each day. I believe Graham has helped me, albeit without the magic wand.”
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to my private practice I also work as a coach. I have previously worked as a counsellor at a MIND organisation, as a bereavement counsellor at a hospice and at the Arbours Crisis Centre in North London. Earlier in my career I worked in HR Management for many years and my unique blend of skills, experience and training combine to provide a professional and warm service to you.
• MA in Psychotherapy & Counselling & Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
* Diploma in Family Therapy
• Training in Bereavement & Loss
• I am an accredited member of the UKCP, BACP member and on the BACP Register, a member of the AFT (Association of Family Therapy) and the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
In Winchester my fees are £60 per session which lasts 50 minutes. I have a limited number of concession sessions available.
I work at The Friends Meeting House in Winchester and offer daytime and evening appointments, please contact me to find out my current availability.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday daytimes and weekday evenings
Types of client