Mandy Girdler

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Counselling & Psychotherapy/Supervisor (Accredited)
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Basingstoke, Hants, RG23
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Available for new clients

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About me

I am a fully qualified and registered Counsellor/ Psychotherapist and Supervisor, offering counselling and Psychotherapy in Basingstoke/ Alton and Bordon for Individuals/ Couples and Groups. Including Adolescents and Young people.

I run my private practice from Monday to Friday,where I see clients for daytime and evening appointments.

Prior to this, I have experience working since 1996, within the NHS, Social Care, Primary Care, Private and Voluntary Sectors, specialising in the treatment and management of Mental Health problems including Addiction, Eating Disorders, and Personality Disorders.

This experience has given me knowledge and understanding which enables me to work effectively with primary issues such as Loss and Bereavement, Low Self- esteem, Relationship problems, Bullying, Depression, Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder and Gender / Sexuality issues. As well as, more complex issues such as Developmental Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Complex PTSD, Bi- Polar/ Manic Depression, Personality Disorder, Morbid Jealousy, Childhood Attachment issues and Abuse of all types.

First Session:

The first session is an opportunity to meet, discuss your needs, requirements, ask questions and decide if my style of working is right for you. This is also an assessment process to see if I am able to help you with your concerns.

Types of therapy:

I offer both short term and long term therapy to Individual, Couples and Groups.

  • Short term therapy: can also be a trial process for the client and an assessment process for the therapist, in order to decide if therapy is right for you. Both parties can then consider and negotiate further sessions if wanted by the client or a referral can be made to another professional who maybe better suited to your requirements if you wish. This is always the clients choice.
  • Long term therapy: is usually discussed from the onset or after a period of short term therapy. This again is the client choice.

About Me:

My interest is understanding how different life experiences, shape us and make us who we become. Understanding how we consciously and unconsciously make choices in the way we conduct our daily lives and the way we relate to others has always been a key interest.

The types of relationships we build and how our behaviour and responses are shaped by these experiences. What can be done to make the changes, we may feel necessary to live a full and content life, without the pain and suffering of ongoing personal concerns and issues. Which can at times persist throughout our lives.

My clients have been key in extending my experience and understanding of both my theoretical knowledge and continuing personal development. It has added great value to what I am able to offer in terms of understanding. I am able to give professional support for personal concerns and difficulties.

I initially started working in Mental Health in 1996, which led to my study of Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2001.

Throughout this time, I have worked in all types of clinical settings from Inpatient units, to Community Settings, Counselling Agencies and Psychotherapy Establishments. Experiencing a wide range of problems, with specialist trainings and opportunities of continuous personal development.
Such as:(Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Bi-polar or Manic Depression, Relationship Issues, Eating Disorder, Body Issues, Domestic Abuse & Violence, Anger Management, Sexual Abuse, Self esteem. Addictions, Substance Misuse and much more).

I have undergone considerable training and have many years of reflection and effective practice both personally and professionally. I believe because of this, I have developed a sound and well integrated style using knowledge and ideas from approaches including specialist trainings.

Therefore, I believe what I can offer you is a very informed and professional and effective way of working which will be very useful in your day to day living.

Specialist Areas:

Sexual Abuse, Rape and Sexual Assault
Couples and Relationship Issues
Attachment difficulties
Eating Disorders / Issues
Domestic Abuse and Violence
Bereavement /Loss
Personality Disorders

I see clients in Basingstoke and surrounding areas and Pinehill, GP Surgery, Bordon.
I also offer telephone consultations, as long as you have a safe, secure and private room where you will not be disturbed.

If you would like to enquire further, please call me on 07590681773 or
email me,

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of BACP and abide by their rules and ethical framework.
ICO registered - The Data Protection Act 1998

My qualifications include:

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling 2006
Solution Focused Therapy - 2007
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - 2008
Sexual Abuse Counselling training - 2008
Drug and Alcohol Awareness - 2008
CBT and Addiction - 2009
Foster Care/ Adoption - Training - 2009
Community Mental Health - level 3 - 2009
Certificate in CBT therapy -2010
Relate - Couples Training, Understanding Relationships - The Institute of Relate - 2011
Certificate in Couples work - 2012
Certificate in Counselling Adolescents and Young People - 2013
Alcohol Awareness / Risk Assessment - 2013
Mindfulness - 2014

Advanced Diploma in Supervision -2017

Member organisations

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.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Cigna

Additional information

 £50 per session for, Individuals and Young People.
£60 for Couples.
£70 Group Sessions.
Initial Assessment £60.00

Concessions are offered appropriately.

Where work includes preparation for report/s please discuss on enquiry.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday (daytime and evenings).

Further information

Places I have worked since Qualification:

(I have also participated in all professional development programmes within these roles).

Supervisor-Time to Talk in Newbury- service for Adolescents and Young People

Basingstoke Counselling Service 2005- 2013
(Counsellor in short term / long term Counselling, Intake Assessment Counsellor, CBT Therapist 2010 - 2013, Couples Counsellor).

Together - Mental Health Charity - 2006 - 2013.

Broadmoor Hospital - 2007 - 2009

BRASACC - (Basingstoke Rape & Sexual Abuse Crisis Centre) 2007- 2014.

Hampshire Drug & Alcohol Service (Portsmouth Hospital and external Locations) 2007-2012.

Time to Talk West Berkshire- present

Swanswell Substance Misuse Service, Berkshire-Present

Victorias Promise, Charity-Present

Basingstoke, Hants, RG23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

Qualified, Accredited Supervisor I am an experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Accredited Supervisor , with a private practice in Hampshire.

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Mandy Girdler
Mandy Girdler