Shelley Dodd

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MBACP, BSc (Hons), FdA (Distinction), Dip (C/ Young People).
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Winchester SO21
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About me

Choosing a counsellor can feel a complex and overwhelming process to trust someone to share your deepest inner thoughts, feelings, or experiences.

I hope by reading more about me and how I work will help you decide in what way I can support you with your physical and emotional wellbeing.

I am a qualified counsellor registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

I work with Children, Young People, and Adults.

I offer a safe, friendly, confidential, space to listen and understand what is going on for you from your perspective. Together we will work, without judgement or shame, at your pace to explore your concerns, and gain insight into what changes you want to make to move forward in your life.

In developing our trusting relationship, my approach is respectful, supportive, and adaptable to your needs.

My counselling style is both Person Centered* and Transactional Analysis** based, to facilitate personal growth and change, and to fulfil your potential in all areas of your life.

If you would prefer to have your counselling sessions in a calm outside environment, I also offer Ecotherapy: Walk and Talk Therapy*** supporting you to connect with nature and your emotions in a variety of locations and settings.

I look forward to hearing from you and supporting you on your journey and in the next chapter of your life.

*Person Centre Counselling is based on the counsellor offering the right conditions to explore our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviours in discovering our ability to work through our issues.

**Transactional Analysis is based on exploring our personality, how this has been shaped by our childhood experiences which in turn influence our relationships with others.

*** Ecotherapy: Walk and Talk Therapy enables us to use the outside environment to physically relax our bodies, calm our minds and open up to a new and positive way of thinking and feeling.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Accredited Degree with Distinction in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) CPD endorsed.
  • Walk and Talk / Ecotherapy: CPD endorsed by CPCAB.
  • Bereavement Counselling for Children, Young People, and Adults. CPD endorsed.
  • Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation.
  • Specialist Mentor for Universities.
  • HLTA teaching in Primary Schools.
  • BSC (Hons) Midwifery.
  • Adult Registered General Nurse (RN).

I have a wide experience in a variety of caring professions including over 10 years as a hospital and community-based nurse and midwife.

Currently, I work as a counsellor for a charity in Winchester providing both short and long-term 1:1 counselling / psychotherapy depending on the individual needs of each person.

My private practice is based in Owslebury, near Winchester, Hampshire. I offer face to face, online, home visits, and Walk and Talk Therapy sessions.

I also work within educational settings including supporting university students as a Specialist Mentor addressing barriers to their learning and develop strategies for a more balanced life. Barriers to growth may include mental health conditions, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, family issues, low self confidence, CBT, bereavement, stress or feeling sad.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with



£60.00 per session

Additional information

 What you can expect in your first session.

The initial introductory session is a time for us to go through any questions you might have, what possible change you want in your life, and whether you feel comfortable talking to me.

The number of sessions can be reviewed at any time depending on your needs. 

When I work:

I can offer flexibility for both day and evening sessions to fit around your time schedule.

Testimonials from clients include:

(July 2023) Shelley has a positive, calming manner that instantly puts me at ease. She helps me think and work rationally and realistically through my thoughts and concerns. She has such a kind and empathetic manner.

(April 2024) Shelley has helped me navigate and understand complex emotions with which I have struggled with for many years and have been crippling. 
Shelley has also helped me identify my own patterns of behaviour that are unhelpful and with her help I am beginning to learn how to show myself compassion and to look forward and start leaving the past behind.
Her support has been invaluable and I am starting to feel I have a brighter future ahead.

(April 2024) I feel I have grown exponentially working with Shelley. She has helped me come out of my shell and challenges me in the best way possible, to ensure I reach my potential. Shelley thinks outside the box and we problem solve, coming up with new ideas and solutions to what you may face. That’s why I have enjoyed working with her, she is truly inspiring.

(October 2023) Shelley, you've listened to me with a kind ear and not judged me when you could have, which I'll always be thankful for.

(July 2023) My counselling is helpful as Shelley helps unscramble my messy head x

(April 2023) Shelley speaks to me like a person and not a patient.

(July 2023) Having someone I could open up to. Shelley was absolutely amazing.

(April 2023) Shelley's consistency as a good human always made sessions very productive and feel like a super safe place.

(July 2024) Everything we have done has been helpful.

(October 2023)No judgement.

(April 2024) 100% of clients reported they would have counselling with Shelley again and would recommend her to others.

When I work

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Further information

I offer both short counselling and longer term psychotherapy depending on your individual needs. 

I offer face-to-face sessions, Ecotherapy - Walk and Talk Therapy, online, telephone sessions, and home visits.

My private practice is in Owslebury, within easy access from Winchester, the M3, A3, M27, and A272 with links to London and ~Southampton. 

Free car parking is available directly outside my practice.

Enhanced DBS certificate.

Professional indemnity full insurance cover.

Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JL

Owslebury, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Free car parking available directly outside my private practice.

Online platforms

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