Aquilis Counselling Services

Aquilis Counselling Services

Queen Alexandra Hospital
Southwick Hill Road

023 92 283636 / 07795 275087

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About us

Aquilis is a team of qualified counsellors originally formed to provide counselling to staff at Portsmouth Hospitals Trust.  It has gradually expanded over the last 15+ years to provide counselling for the wider community.

Because we have a team, currently 13 of us, we can offer a range of different approaches and have experience in a wide range of issues.  At an initial meeting we gather background information and find out what you are looking for and we can then assess together what style of counselling may be suitable for you and when you are available.

We generally have an integrative style which means we weave together a number of counselling theories to proide a flexible approach. Between us we have training in humanistic, psychodynamic, solution focussed, CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy), TA (transactional analysis), and EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) and have registered Adoption counsellors.  Those trained in hypnotherapy use this integrated with their counselling but not in isolation for weight loss or smoking cessation.

Several of the team have also worked in GP Surgeries and Schools.

We offer counselling supervision.

We also offer counselling for employees of local businesses.

We are based on the site of QA Hospital in the Oasis building which is the Wellness Centre and have counsellors on site 5 days a week and can sometimes offer a Saturday appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

We are all qualified to a minimum of Diploma level and are all members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. The majority of us are accredited or senior accredited members.

Between us we have:

1 x Phd in psychology
13 x Diploma in Counselling
2 x Diploma in Counselling Supervision
br />1 x EMDR Clinician
1 x Diploma in Hypnotherapy
2 x Certificates in Counselling Children & Adolescents

Training in CBT, TA, couple counselling

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£45 for individuals - 50 minute sessions
£65 for couples - 50 minute sessions
£50 for counselling supervision - 60 minute sessions

Employee counselling is £50 per session - 50 minutes

Fees are still chargeable for appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice or non attendance of booked appointments.

Further information

Each counsellor is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. The majority of us are Accredited or Senior Accredited members.

Individual counsellors also belong to other professional bodies depending on their way of working, e.g. the Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy & Counselling Association, the EMDR Association,  the British Psychological Society,

All Counsellors hold their own Indemnity Insurance and all hold Enhanced CRB checks.

Maps & Directions

Portsmouth, PO6 3LY

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes