Dr Norman Claringbull

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D.Psych, MSc, MA; PG Dip Psych, BSc, MBACP (Senior Accred)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Hythe, Southampton SO45 & Southampton SO14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me


A friendly and informal service

All clients / patients seen promptly, (In-person or video-link)

25+ years experience in Private Practice and NHS

Former Head of Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies - University of Southampton
Consultant Psychotherapist & Counselling Advisor - UK Human Resources Agencies
Consultant Trauma Therapist – UK Emergency Services
Counselling & Psychotherapy Associate/Consultant - UK & US Employee Assistance Providers
Organisational Psychology Consultant

Training, qualifications & experience

PhD (Doctor of Psychotherapy);  MSc (Counselling);  BSc (Psychology);  PG Dip (Psychotherapy)
MBACP (Registered Senior Accredited Practitioner);  Licensed Trauma Therapist (ICAS)

Professional Standards Consultant and Supervisor
Examiner in Counselling and Psychotherapy, (UK Universities Grad & Postgrad Programs)
Editor 'Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice' Textbook Series, Learning Matters (Sage)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Workplace Issues
Workplace Counselling
Critical Incident Management
Assessments & Reports for legal and insurance purposes


Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

FREE - initial telephone consultation

AFFORDABLE - set by arrangement (concessions available)

ACCREDITED  - by most major Private Heath Insurers including:   Aviva Health

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mon to Sat: 9am - 7pm

30 White Heather Court, Hythe Marina Village, Hythe, Southampton, Hants, SO45 6DT

Southampton, SO14 7LP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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In person

I am a qualified Supervisor, (Masters Degree in Therapist Training & Supervision), with 25+ years experience in the clinical supervision of counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers and similar professionals at all levels of their professional development.

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