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A friendly and informal service

All clients / patients seen promptly

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 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

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


Additional information

FREE - initial telephone consultation

AFFORDABLE - set by arrangement (concessions available)

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


Mon to Sat: 9am - 9pm

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

SO14 7LP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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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Dr Norman Claringbull

Dr Norman Claringbull