Petronela Antemia

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MBACP, Dip. Couns
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Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified counsellor happy to explore with you any difficulties, concerns, struggle or anxiety you may be experiencing in your life. My formal training is in Humanistic Counselling based on Person-Centred approach. The humanistic approach provides you with an opportunity to explore your self-development, so you have a deeper understanding of who you are and what are are feeling, resulting in improved self-awareness. My person-centred approach means that I strive to build a collaborative and trusting relationship which will allow you to focus on what is important to you because you are the expert of your life.

My aim is to offer you a listening ear alongside a safe, empathic and non-judgmental environment to positively support you to explore your needs which can include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, work, family, bereavement or anything else you wish to bring. Rather than imposing solutions, I will instead support you in taking steps to explore your individual difficulties at your own pace, which can provide you with a greater understanding of them and therefore help you discover the best solution that works for you.

Although I am predominantly Person-Centred in my approach, I will also draw on different modalities such as Transactional Analysis (TA), Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) dependent on your needs and goals.

I work with Adults, Couples, Children and Young People and have a full DBS.

As a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I agree to adhere to the good counselling practice as described by the BACP ethical guidelines. This ensures I treat everyone with the same respect and that I deliver a safe and professional level of counselling, keeping your best interests at the core. Alongside this, I regularly attend supervision and engage in further professional training, to make sure I can help you in the best possible way.​ I also hold full public liability insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Young People
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Humanistic Counselling)
  • Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Diploma in Child Counselling
  • MA Communication and Language Sciences

Additional Training and Experience:

  • Working with Relational Trauma
  • Advanced Training for Trauma Treatment of Complex PTSD
  • Working with Narcissism
  • Narcissistic behaviour & Relationships
  • Understanding & Working with Autistic Clients in Therapy
  • Level 2 Certificate in Play Therapy Skills
  • Level 4 Anger Management Counselling
  • Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma (CBT)
  • Child Attachment Diploma

Experience working with depression, anxiety, self harm, anger management, suicide ideation, family difficulty,  low self -esteem, bereavement and loss, PTSD and trauma, bullying, stress management, relationships, loneliness.

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.


£65.00 - £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Sessions are 50 minutes long Payment can be done by cash or bank transfer.
  • I offer a limited number of concessionary sessions for those on low income, please enquire.
  • 48 hours’ notice is required for cancellations.

When I work

Flexible hours, including weekends. 

Further information

I offer face to face counselling, both short and long term, according to your requirements and budget. I currently work in private practice as well as for a local charity delivering generic counselling and Anger Management counselling. As part of my private practice I work with a clinic and a GP surgery in Basingstoke.

Initial session is to ensure you feel happy and comfortable working with me and that I have the appropriate experience and skills to work with your difficulties.

Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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