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About me

I believe that all of us can get stuck sometimes, that we may need someone else with us to think out aloud, find a different view, make sense of our experiences and express emotions as well as thoughts that we might not feel able to express in our daily life.

I offer a safe, reflective space where you can slow down, make sense of your experiences, heal and grow, so that life can feel safer and more manageable.

I am passionate about helping you find your individual path to improved mental health. Part of this might be supporting you in discovering choices and resources which you find helpful.

What I can help with:

  • Anxiety: My heart is racing. My breath is shallow.
  • Stress: I feel overloaded.
  • Depression: I have no energy. I lost motivation. The black dog that sits on me.
  • Trauma: I do not feel safe anymore.
  • Loss and Grief: Someone or something I had is gone. It has left an emptiness that hurts.
  • Stuck-ness: I am trying hard to find a solution, but I keep going around in circles.
  • Confusion: My head is in a muddle. I need time and space to think.
  • Overwhelm: I cannot cope.
  • Self-esteem: I am not good enough
  • Shame: I am unlovable. I am a mistake.
  • Loneliness: I feel separate. I do not fit in. There is no one I can talk to. No one understands me.
  • Relationship Issues: One or more relationships in my life are not as I hope, want or need them to be.

I am always happy to answer any questions you might have or to organise a first meeting. Just contact me and we can find out how I might be able to support you. If I don't answer the phone please leave a message. I will try and come back to you within 24hours/ 48 hours at the weekend.

Training, qualifications & experience

DipHE Humanistic Gestalt Counselling

I am a qualified Gestalt counsellor. Gestalt counselling is a holistic approach, which means that the counsellor understands a person as a whole including the relationship between them and their world. Gestalt counsellors focus on the here and now, examining current thoughts, behaviour and feelings in order to help a client gain awareness of how they relate to events and people. This awareness is crucial in bringing about change. Most important to this approach is the relationship between client and counsellor.

I trained and continue to work at the Olive Branch in Winchester.

Member organisations


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.

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Additional information

There is no charge for an initial phone conversation, which gives you the opportunity to ask any questions. Subsequent sessions are charged at a rate of £50 per 50 minute session.


Monday to Saturday

Further information

I am an individual member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am bound by its Ethical Framework. My work is supervised by a senior practitioner.

Health Space
The Square
Bishops Waltham
SO32 1AF

Talbot House
34 Staple Gardens
SO23 8SR

Type of session

In person

Types of client


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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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Antonia Gerlach-Charlton

Antonia Gerlach-Charlton