Counselling Portsmouth is an inclusive, easy to access counselling service for all adults (18+ years) living or working in the city of Portsmouth (PO1-PO6).
We offer a safe and private place where you can talk about the things that are preventing you from living the life you want.
Training, qualifications & experience
Our friendly and professional team of volunteer counsellors will listen and help you talk the issues through, so things are easier to cope with and you can find a way forward.
Counselling Portsmouth is part of The You Trust, registered charity 291489, and an organisational member of the BACP.
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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.
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
The first session is free and will help you decide if counselling can support you with the changes you want to make in your life.
We aim to provide an affordable service which benefits the community. Our fees are low-cost, from £5-£25 per session, and linked to your level of benefits or income.
When we work