Selene Maher (MBACP)

Selene Maher (MBACP)

About me

I am a BACP registered counsellor, and I adhere to their Ethical Code of Practice.

This means that my work is regularly clinically supervised, and I ensure strict confidentiality.

My training is in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis, although I use a variety of different modalities in my practice.

I continue to attend professional seminars, workshops, and other training to ensure that my personal and professional development remain current.

I offer long term face to face therapy, or short term, solution focused therapy, if preferred.

I have a number of years experience of working with individuals with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, difficult relationships with food, stress, anger, loss and bereavement (including pet bereavement), addictive behaviours, as well as family/work/relationship issues.

In my experience, people make the decision to come to counselling for many reasons, and I understand that it can feel very daunting to embark on a journey of this kind.

However, I believe that just being able to talk about your thoughts and feelings can often bring great relief, and that this experience can be life changing.

I view the counselling relationship as a collaborative one, in which you, the client, are the expert in your own life, and my role is to provide you with a warm, supportive, non judgemental, safe space from which, together, we can explore the issues that are troubling you.

I look forward to hearing from you, if you feel that the time may be right to take the first steps on your journey.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling Based in Transactional Analysis.
  • Diploma In Counselling Skills
  • Transactional Analysis 101
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills

Additional Training:

  • 2019 Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • 2019 Working with Imposter Syndrome/Self Esteem 101
  • 2019 StopSO 3 Day Training Course, Southampton.
  • 2019 The Secure Base in the Room: Attachment Theory as a Paradigm for Psychological Therapies. (Gwen Adshead, Basingstoke Counselling Service.)
  • 2019 Working safely and professionally with erotic transference and counter-transference.
  • (Sally Openshaw, BACP)
  • 2018 Trauma, the body, and the nervous system-implications for therapy. (Graham Music, Counselling in Andover & NW Hants)
  • 2018 Understanding and Recognising Sex and Porn Addiction (Paula Hall, The Laurel
  • Centre)
  • 2018 Exploring Dreams Workshop (Diane Hardiman, HACP)
  • 2018 Family Therapy and Family Dynamics Workshop (HACP)
  • 2017 Working Safely and Therapeutically with Domestic Abuse (BACP)
  • 2017 Self Harm and Self Care, and the way between, (Dr Maggie Turp HACP)
  • 2016 Cis’ters 3 day Training Course: The impact of sexual exploitation/abuse.
  • 2016 British Psychotherapy Foundation Wessex Training Lecture: Countertransference experiences in working with traumatised patients.

Member organisations



I believe that the therapeutic relationship itself is the foundation stone on which all good counselling is built, so I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation so that we can find out a little about each other, and decide if we would like to work together.

£45 per 50 min weekly session

£40 for  Trainee Counsellors

Further information

Fully insured, ICO registered, and DBS checked.

Maps & Directions

Hook, RG29

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Tues 9am-4pm

Wed 9am-3pm

Thurs 9am-3pm; 6.00-8.00pm

Fri 9am-2pm

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme