About me

I have a lot of experience of working with people who are considering or undergoing gender transition, and their partners and that is where a lot of my personal work has been focused.

I have found that the person-centred approach is a very strong one.  It is non-directive, non-judgemental and client focused.  By having someone really listen and try to understand you in a friendly and non-judgemental fashion you can explore and explain yourself and learn things that you didn't know and maybe gain insights into things you do know.

I don't believe that counselling should be forever or even for a long time.  Counselling should have an end and helping people get there is the most satisfying part of my job.

Training, qualifications & experience

A graduate of the level 5 diploma of Higher Education in Person centred counselling, my experience has been working with Chrysalis (Gender Identity Matters) and EBS (formerly Eastleigh Bereavement Services). 

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

Fees

From £45.00 to £70.00

Additional information

The best first step is to call or email me as you prefer!  I'm happy to answer questions and work with you to make counselling work for you.

My prices are:

£45 per hour for online counselling, which can be either via telephone or online video conferencing.

I also do "one at a time" sessions, or "Single Session Therapy" which is aimed at people who have one specific topic they'd like to explore.  Sometimes that's enough, sometimes it isn't.  It is a slightly more guided experience and requires longer because we have to set the ground rules (e.g. how you'd like me to help you focus on what you want to talk about and what you want to talk about) and so for 75 minutes this costs £60.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I'm around 9am finishing at 6pm Tuesday and Thursday. Friday is 9am finishing at 1pm.

Please call for evening and other availability. 

Further information

Please visit my website https://explorecounsellingsouthampton.co.uk/ for more details about the work I do and the service I offer.

Southampton
Hampshire
SO16

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked
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.

I understand that people can be shift workers and/or have different childcare arrangements, so I try and be flexible in the hours I make available. I currently have limited availability on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Online platforms

Zoom
Peter Coffey

Peter Coffey