Patricia Margaret Etchells

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Southampton, Hampshire, SO45
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Counselling offers an opportunity to talk to someone about any difficulties you are faced with, work through problems, find solutions and help people to improve their lives, by gaining a better understanding of their thoughts and feelings.

I am a qualified counsellor and supervisor and a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and practice in accordance with their Ethics, Standards and Guidelines, attending regular Supervision and continued professional development.

My approach to counselling is to work in an Integrative way, which means I can be flexible, by using a range of approaches and theories to assist and support people to achieve a greater self-awareness, and make sense of what is happening in their lives, and find more effective ways to overcome difficulties and obstacles which may be causing anxiety and stress thereby preventing them achieving a more fulfilling way of living.

I am experienced with supporting individuals through life transitions. 

I have worked with and supported clients from the LGBTQ+ community.

I am experienced in working with individuals who are struggling with the loss of a loved one.

I have worked with survivors of Sexual Abuse and Domestic Abuse. I offer a safe place where people can disclose their experiences and be supported without fear of being judged.

I worked in education for many years and understand the challenges faced by teachers in an ever-changing educational setting. 

I am committed to providing a quality professional service in a confidential environment where people can experience warmth and empathy, and an opportunity to understand more about their thoughts and emotions in a safe space where all diversity is respected.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Person - Centred Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Specialist course in Counselling and Addictions (CENTRA accredited)
  • Certificates in:
    • Transactional Analysis
    • Solution Focused Therapy
    • Attachment Theory
    • Family Systems Therapy
    • Sexual and Domestic Abuse
    • Bereavement and Loss in Adults and Young people
    • Diversity, Sexual, Gender, Cultural and Faiths.

Alongside my private practice, I also worked for a large voluntary counselling service, where I experienced working with a variety of issues, genders, age ranges, cultures, faiths, sexual orientations and social backgrounds.

I have for many years worked in the "Talking Therapies" profession counselling survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and the impact the abuse has had upon their lives.

I have experience of working in educational environments and understand how different experiences and challenges can impact upon family life, relationships and health.

I am currently in training as a counselling supervisor.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

My fees per session (of approx 60 mins are):

Initial consultations           £45.00

Counselling                       £45.00

Concessions are available on application for Students, under 18s and the over 65s.

Please feel free to enquire.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday from 12pm to 7pm. 

Further information

My email is and I will reply the same day.

I offer afternoon and evening appointments.

Southampton, Hampshire, SO45

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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