Ros Saunders, Registered MBACP, DipHE Counsellor.

Ros Saunders, Registered MBACP, DipHE Counsellor.



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About me

'About me and the way I work'

Welcome to my profile. I am a qualified and experienced counsellor working privately across the area of Eastleigh. Prior to my private practice I also worked at a counselling service in Winchester supporting people with a wide range of issues e.g. Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Relationship problems, Loss & bereavement, divorce, family breakdown, adoption, sexual problems, addictions, cancer & long-term illness, work issues, obsessive compulsive disorder, etc.

I trained in Gestalt / Humanistic counselling and with experience have adapted this to a more integrative approach using a range of methods appropriate to client needs. I use practical interventions during counselling such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) or Mindfulness alongside my Gestalt creative approaches.

'What to expect from counselling'

We discuss your needs and expectations at our first counselling session and I will review regularly to ensure counselling continues to be of benefit to you. Sessions are weekly, individual sessions last for 50 minutes and couple sessions 70 minutes.  This type of talking therapy can be short or long term.

'Why people choose counselling'

People come to counselling for many different reasons and at various times in their lives, often at times of despair or in times of suffering. They come not knowing who to turn to or who could possibly help them. We can all feel hopeless and isolated at such times. You may feel alone yet often other people share similar experiences. As a counsellor I can stand alongside you and offer strategies and practical tools to guide you and give you the encouragement, help and support you are seeking.

'How counselling can help you'

Given life's challenges I will offer you the time and space you deserve to talk and share your situation and experience. As a warm and caring person I will listen to you empathically with an open and non-judgemental manner in a safe and confidential environment offering you a trusting therapeutic relationship.

Counselling is about empowering you to take a journey of self discovery as we explore together who you really are.  How life has and is affecting you and explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours. This Raises awareness about yourself and how you make sense of your world and your connections to the people around you.  Enabling you to develop a new perspective on your life, see things afresh, regain confidence having the ability to choose and learn new ways of 'being' and cope better with your difficulties. I believe as individuals we have the capacity to grow and strengthen using our inner resources. My desire is to facilitate this process and enable you to have a greater sense of well-being and live a satisfying life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling (University of Winchester)
Certificate in Counselling
Certificate in Couples Counselling

Continuing Professional Development Workshops
Short courses;
Clients with Dementia.
Domestic Violence.
(Plus 11 week course called 'The Freedom Programme.')
Trauma Therapy.
Eating Disorders.                                                                                                             

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Relationships
  • Single/Living alone

Photos & videos

  • MBACP Registration


Appointments can be made during the day and evenings.

For therapy to be effective it is important to have regular appointments. Sessions are normally provided on a weekly basis, though some flexibility may be possible or necessary.

  • 50 minute individual session -  £42
  • 70 minute couple session -  £65

I am able to offer concessions in some circumstances (e.g. student counsellors)

Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the principles of the BACP Ethical Framework. This includes regular personal supervision from a more qualified professional and the enhancement of my skills through formal Continued Professional Development. I also hold professional indemnity insurance.

The location where I work has good transport links and car-parking close by.

Please feel free to telephone or email me using the link above with any questions you may have and I look forward to hearing from you!

Maps & Directions

Eastleigh, SO50

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Appointments can be made during the day and evenings.

Types of client

Older adults