April White

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(MBACP) Space to Talk Counselling and Psychotherapy, Romsey
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Romsey, Hampshire, SO51
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello. My name is April and I am a professionally qualified and registered counsellor for adults and young people, 16 years plus.

As we go through life, most of us experience various challenges, stresses and pains. We do not have to face these difficulties alone. It is normal and healthy to seek guidance.

Talking with a trained counsellor can help make sense of the problem and find ways of coping in order to move forward. Engaging in counselling is a powerful way to make sense of your difficulties, help alleviate the angst and build upon your existing strengths. The aim is to work on what you would like to change, to enhance your life and enable you to live it more fully.

Not everybody who comes to counselling has a specific problem. Sometimes people want to explore a general feeling that their lives are not quite right.

I am down to earth, friendly and supportive in my approach. My style is professional, empathic, pro-active and supportive. I do not just sit and listen. I see therapy as a collaborative effort. A space to be yourself. Everyone is unique and my aim is to work with your style and what you're comfortable with. 

I am experienced in helping people with:

  • Depression and Anxiety 
  • Panic attacks, phobias and health anxiety
  • Difficulties with change
  • Neurodiversity; Autism, ADHD, ADD, Dyspraxia, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Dyslexia and Sensory Sensitivity 
  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Relationship difficulties, affairs and breakups
  • Stress and burnout
  • Low self-esteem and confidence
  • Feelings of underachieving, negative thoughts and behaviour
  • Bereavement, grief and loss
  • Loneliness
  • Rape and sexual abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Anger issues
  • Bullying.

I offer a welcoming, confidential and non-judgemental space to talk and be heard. You will be valued and given the time to explore what you need and want.

In addition to the above, I can conduct early diagnostic screening tests for ADHD and Autism in adults.  This is not a formal diagnosis and can only be obtained by a psychiatrist. 

My practice is in Romsey, within easy reach of Southampton, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Winchester, North Baddesley, Lockerley, Awbridge and West Wellow.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working in the helping profession since 2011, specialising in working with people who have experienced trauma and wider mental health difficulties.

Qualifications and Training:

  • Psychotherapist in advanced clinical training
  • Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (BACP accredited) - Distinction
  • Professional Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Transactional Analysis 101
  • Level 3 Counselling Skills
  • Working with Anxiety
  • Working with Depression
  • Neurodiversity; Autism, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Aspergers and Dyspraxia
  • Rage and shame
  • Using creativity
  • Neuroscience
  • Trauma
  • Childhood Trauma, Brain Development and Life Outcomes
  • Trauma, the Body and the Nervous System - Implications for therapy
  • Ideas about Change
  • Specialist Young Person's Domestic Violence Advocate
  • Sexual Violence Practitioner Training
  • Self-Harming
  • Healing Trauma

To maintain and develop my practice, I receive regular supervision. I also strive to keep abreast of the latest training to enhance my practice and offer a quality service.

I have an enhanced DBS certificate for adults and children.

I am a registered member of:

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)
  • European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA)
  • Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP).

As a member of the above organisations, I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy and professional conduct and procedure.

Member organisations

BACP
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

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

I work Monday to Friday during the day and some evenings in the week, either face to face or online. Please contact me for further details.

I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation and sessions are charged at £60.

ADHD and Autism (pre and post diagnosis) psycho-education - please get in touch for further details. 

Cancellation:

The full fee will be payable for missed appointments and in the event of appointments cancelled with less than 48 hours notice. I will be as flexible as possible if you need to change your appointment in advance, although this may not always be possible.

When I work

Monday - Friday, with some evening availability.

Face to face or online.

Further information

Please don't hesitate to contact me for a free no-obligation chat to briefly discuss the issues you are facing. I will explain how I may be able to help you and answer any questions you have. I am available for telephone consultation Monday-Saturday.

For enquiries and appointments please contact me on 07852 554264.

Or you can click here to send me an email.

If I am unable to speak to you in person when you call, please leave a message on the confidential voicemail and I will return your call.

I aim to respond to all emails and messages as soon as possible and within 24 hours.

Romsey, Hampshire, SO51

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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April White
April White