George Betteridge - BSc (Hons) Psychology - DipHe Gestalt Counselling - MBACP
Hi, I'm George - Welcome to my profile!
Sometimes in life we can become stuck, go through tough times or just need somebody to talk to. I believe that a problem shared is a problem halved. By searching for a counsellor, you have taken the first step towards positive change and growth. Together we can continue the journey of change, understanding and growth.
I am a qualified Gestalt Counsellor offering face to face, online (zoom) and telephone sessions. My practice is located in Southampton city centre. I have had several years of counselling experience and can confidently work with a wide range of issues. I have also worked with the Olive Branch, a counselling service in Winchester.
Gestalt is a humanistic approach to counselling which focuses on our individual experiences and how we relate to others and our environment. It focuses on the 'here and now' and aims to raise awareness. With a greater awareness it can become easier to recognize and understand habitual patterns and behaviours allowing for natural change and growth.
I offer a safe and professional environment for us to work together in. Everything in our sessions will be kept strictly confidential. I also feel it is of great importance that you, the client, feel respected, accepted, and free from any judgement. You will receive my full attention and care throughout the session, helping you to feel truly listened to.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I work in accordance to their ethical framework.
I will work with a wide range of issues including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, addiction, stress, trauma, sexuality, phobias,and bereavement..
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology, The University of Winchester
Diploma of Higher Education Humanistic Gestalt Counselling, Buckinghamshire New University
Level 2&3 Diploma in Counselling skills, Peter symonds College
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
50 minute Sessions are charged at £40.
The first session will be an initial assessment that explores what brought you to counselling, your expectations and aims, and if I am the right fit for you. These sessions will cost £25. There is no obligation to continue past this point.
Sessions can be booked in blocks of 4 for a 10% discount.
Payment can be made by bank transfer or cash.
Student discount is also available.