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About us

Petersfield Counselling Service offers affordable counselling to adults who are experiencing difficulties and would like to talk with a counsellor.  Difficulties may include loneliness, anxiety, depression, employment worries, relationships, family issues, loss and bereavement, stress, emotional, sexual, and physical abuse. We offer short or long term counselling for up to 2 years and ask clients to make a donation which is within their financial means.  Petersfield Counselling Service is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and our counsellors work within the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Training, qualifications & experience

All our counsellors have undertaken professional training to at least Diploma or Degree level.  We also offer placements to carefully selected students who are in the final stages of their professional training.  Petersfield Counselling Service is a professionally run independent and confidential service founded in 1987.  The charity is governed by a Trustee Board who are members of the local community with experience in caring and clinical professions.

Member organisations *

BACP

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

If you would like to talk about an issue that is not listed on our profile, please contact our intake coordinator who will be able to advise on whether we are able to help.

Fees

From £20.00 to £45.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

As a commitment to counselling we ask clients for a weekly donation towards therapy based on income and what is affordable.  As a charity we rely on donations from the local community, however, no-one will be refused help for financial reasons.  Our guidelines suggest a minimum donation of £20 but we are also able to offer concessions to those who are not able to afford this amount.

When we work

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We offer face to face counselling Monday to Thursday evenings 6- 9 pm and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 2 - 5 pm depending on availability.  Remote counselling may be more flexible.

Further information

From September 2021 counselling is offered face to face or remotely by video or telephone.  Our face to face service is offered at Petersfield Hospital from 6 - 9 pm Monday to Thursday evenings and at The Centre in Lavant Street, Petersfield from 2 - 5 pm on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  

To begin counselling with us, an initial intake session is arranged by our coordinator.  Following this, one of our counsellors will be in touch to arrange sessions with you.

Languages spoken include Norwegian and Spanish.

Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

Our counselling rooms at Petersfield Hospital are accessible for wheelchair users.

Additional languages

French
Spanish

Norwegian

Online platforms

Doxy
Whatsapp
Zoom
Petersfield Counselling Service

Petersfield Counselling Service