About me

Sometimes life can be challenging and through no fault of our own rarely goes the way that we planned it. At these times we can feel a bit stuck, lost or broken, and can experience mental health problems and difficulty with our emotions. Whatever you maybe struggling with in your personal life, relationship or work life, counselling can help.

How I can help you
As an experienced and Accredited Counsellor, (with the BACP), I can provide you with a confidential space and time to explore and express your thoughts and feelings. I am experienced in a number of different counselling modalities, and as such can tailor counselling to suit your needs. I have many years of experience working with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationships.  As well as having a private practice I also work as a Trauma Therapist supporting victims of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

How we can work together
Counselling is about talking to someone in confidence, whom you trust, about your worries and will give you the opportunity to be with someone who is trained to listen. Counselling can give you a place where you can be open and honest, and a place where you will not be judged or told what to do.

Working together I can help you explore your situation to help you to achieve new insight and awareness, and perhaps a new understanding of yourself. Together we can help you develop the ability to resolve or effectively manage a situation in your life,  empower you to make your own choices, and help you make any changes so you can lead a more fulling life.

Counselling Sessions
My private practice is near to Winchester, and in close proximity to the M3. I have a dedicated room in my home that is my therapy space. It is calm and quiet and allows for confidentiality. We will not be disturbed during our sessions and it is my aim to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

I also offer sessions via Zoom or by phone. Sometimes people choose online or phone counselling appointments because it’s easier for them to access or fits with their lifestyle or working hours better.  You may choose this option as it allows for more flexibility whilst still allowing for confidentality.

I work with adults and young people over 16, and see both in my private practice. I offer therapy on a long or short-term basis depending on what you require. Each session lasts for 50 minutes.

Taking the first step to seeking help may seem daunting and I understand this and I am aware how hard it can be. It is important that you find the right Counsellor for you, so I offer a free initial session of 30 minutes for you to experience how you might feel about us working together.

If there are any questions that you may have or if you need further information please do get in touch.

Together we can work to restore balance to your life and increase your sense of well being.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a professionally qualified Counsellor and hold a Diploma (Distinction) in Gestalt Counselling awarded by Buckinghamshire New University. I also have a BA Hons in Psychology and Sociology awarded by Leicester University.

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy  - MBACP (Accred), and hold their Certificate of Proficiency.

As well as having a private practice I also work as a Trauma Therapist supporting victims of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

I participate in regular continuous professional development and have undertaken additional training in the following areas:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD and Trauma
  • Self Harm
  • Working with Survivors of Domestic Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse Survivor Training
  • Working with Bereavement
  • Understanding Addiction
  • Play Therapy
  • Infant Loss Awareness Training
  • Working with trauma triggers, flashbacks, and memories
  • Working with health anxiety
  • Working with male mental health

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

£50 per session

Free initial consultation of 30 minutes

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Twyford
Winchester
SO21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Annabel Rich

Annabel Rich