About me

I am a Gestalt and Humanistic Counsellor, with over 10 years’ experience in counselling, Gestalt counselling helps clients understand more about the patterns they play out in their relationships. I can help you understand the relationship you have with yourself and how to have better relationships with important people in your life.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Do you have relationship difficulties? Anxiety? Depression? Low Self-Esteem? Addiction issues? Looking for calm, centred, caring counsellor who can provide a safe space for you to talk about your difficulties?

I will work with you to explore your needs and wants in the present, whilst encouraging you to find the tools you need to reach your goals. In order to support this, I focus on Gestalt therapy and Humanistic counselling, which aims to investigate and uncover patterns and beliefs you may have about yourself. So that you can understand the effects of this on relationships you have with people in your life and with yourself.

I am located in Bitterne, Southampton and have my own private practice. I am based in a quiet residential area, so there’s no need to worry about loud and distracting surroundings.

I have worked hard to create an environment that is non-judgmental, warm and supportive.

Training, qualifications & experience

I specialise in a qualified Humanistic and Gestalt Counsellor, I have training in Motivational Interviewing and Relapse prevention. I have been working the last 10 years in a rehabilitation centre, this gives me vast experience of different life problems.

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Are you focussing on the external (gym, relationship, food) to make you feel better internally? I can help you focus on fixing the internal pain and stop gaining the same results when acting impulsively. I can help you find healthy coping strategies that will work for you.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40 per 50 minute session. Discount available.


Monday to Wednesday 9.00am- 8pm.

Thursday 9.00am- 3pm.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people


Helen Phillips

Helen Phillips