Options Wellbeing Trust
Options Wellbeing Trust is a local charity with over 40 years experience. We offer daytime and evening appointments at our centres in Southampton (Shirley), Basingstoke, Portsmouth (Southsea) and Milton Keynes.
Options counselling service provides individuals aged 18 and over who need counselling support for any number of issues from life changing decisions to the smallest, seemingly insignificant aspects of everyday life which can leave someone feeling confused, depressed and unhappy.
Our comfortable and private counselling rooms offer a safe environment where clients are able to explore issues and feelings safely and thus act as a springboard for fresh thinking and behaviours for a brighter future.
Free Gambling counselling
In partnership with GamCare, Options provides FREE professional counselling for anyone affected by problem gambling at all of our centres for anyone aged 16 or over.
Training, qualifications & experience
Our counsellors are qualified and experienced professionals who provide confidential one to one counselling using a range of approaches, including use of CBT techniques, for a wide variety of issues including Depression, Stress & Anxiety, Relationships, Loss and Bereavement, Addictions, Eating Disorders and many more.
All Options experienced counsellors have been professionally trained, and work in line with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) framework for good practice, and receive regular clinical supervision to ensure the highest quality of service is maintained.
Options is an organisational member of the BACP.
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Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
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Options General Counselling Service fees are set at not for profit rates as we are a registered charity.
Assessment appointments £25
50 minute regular appointments £40
Payment plans are available.
Options Problem gambling counselling service is FREE with up to 12 appointments offered.
Options also offers training and development services around mental health and wellbeing for local organisations and businesses at not for profit rates. All our trainers are either qualified counsellors or mental health specialists. Get in touch with us for further information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client