Samantha Barnes B.A (Hons), MBACP Counselling and Psychothrapy
Counselling and Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples and Families.
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and I work with individuals, couples and families at my Winchester and Southampton based private practice settings. I offer effective counselling therapy both short term and solution focussed, as well as longer term psychotherapy.
Counselling for individuals and relationship counselling for couples can be helpful at any stage in life, there doesn't need to be a crises in order to seek support.
I provide counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples in a supportive environment which is professional, confidential and respectful of individual pace and needs. The therapy I offer is non-judgemental and non-directive; you decide whatever you want to discuss, process and explore. The counselling experience provides an opportunity for self development and understanding, building on your own particular strengths and enabling an increased sense of overall well being.
My approach is open, honest and supportive. The therapeutic relationship is caring and accepting; this I believe is fundamental to the counselling process and how I work. This is your time to move towards and explore anything you want to achieve or understand. My aim is to help you develop clarity by listening and providing insight and support, enabling an increased sense of understanding of your thoughts and feelings, when faced with feeling distressed, anxious, depressed, confused or unable to cope.
Therapy is an opportunity for you to explore new coping strategies, make choices about change and develop a deeper awareness and better understanding of self.
If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions please feel free to contact me on 07944 768022 or by email for further information.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A (Hons) Degree Humanistic Transactional Analysis Counselling, FdA Humanistic Counselling MBACP
As a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor I am trained and qualified in a range of therapeutic models, these include CBT and Transactional Analysis.
My experience includes working for the NHS Hampshire Partnership Trust Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service as a Brief Intervention Therapist, as well as providing Individual and Group Psychotherapy and Counselling.
I worked for several years for the Southampton University Counselling Service, providing Individual, Brief and Solution Focused Therapy.
I currently run a counselling service for Action for Children in Hampshire, where I provide both short term and longer term therapy to individuals, couples and families.
My private practice Counselling and Psychotherapy services are based in private settings in central Winchester and Southampton.
I work ethically and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and its Professional Conduct Procedures.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individual assessment and on-going session fees are charged at £50 per 50-minute appointment.
Couples' assessment and on-going session fees are charged at £70 per 75-minute appointment.
Professional, qualified and experienced therapist offering Counselling and Psychotherapy from central Winchester and Southampton based private practice settings.
Both locations have nearby parking and easily accessible transport links from the surrounding areas of Romsey, The New Forest, Eastleigh, Fareham and Portsmouth.
Email or telephone counselling available.
Please feel free to contact me if you require any further information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available for daytime, evening and some weekend appointments
Types of client