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George Betteridge - BSc (Hons) Psychology - DipHe Gestalt Counselling - MBACP

About me

Hi, I'm George - Welcome to my profile!
Are you struggling with the symptoms of depression or anxiety? Is past trauma affecting your life in the present? Sometimes in life we can become stuck, go through tough times or just need somebody to talk to. By searching for a counsellor, you have taken the courageous 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 a safe, confidential and professional environment for us to work together in.  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 offer face to face sessions from my office in Southampton city centre, as well as  online (zoom) and telephone sessions. I have had several years of counselling experience working with a diverse range of clients and can confidently work with a wide range of issues. I have also worked with the Olive Branch, a counselling service in Winchester since 2017.

Gestalt therapy 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 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, family issues, panic attacks, self-esteem, confidence, addiction, stress, trauma, sexuality, relationships, phobias,and bereavement.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile! To book an initial assessment, you can contact me through telephone, e-mail or directly through counselling directory.

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

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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.

Payment can be made by bank transfer or cash.

Student discount is also available.

Availability

Mon - Sun 9am - 9pm

Regus
Cumberland House
15-17 Cumberland Place
Southampton
Hampshire
SO15 2BG

Southampton
Hampshire
SO19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked
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.

My counselling room is located on the first floor however their are ramps and elevators to make it accessible.

George Betteridge - BSc (Hons) Psychology - DipHe Gestalt Counselling - MBACP

George Betteridge - BSc (Hons) Psychology - DipHe Gestalt Counselling - MBACP