Shirley Gravenell HG.Dip.P.MBACP. FRTC

Shirley Gravenell  HG.Dip.P.MBACP. FRTC

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Colebrook Street
SO23 9LH


07846 729042

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About me

Would you get a medal for your anxiety if there was one? Is a relationship fizzling out and leaving you feeling uncertain? Or has depression drained all the colour out of your life along with your self-esteem?
Life can be a rocky road for most of us, so having the opportunity to tell your story, gain insight, clarity and a fresh perspective can be a welcome relief.

I am an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and coach with many years of experience in helping people achieve optimal emotional wellbeing. I have worked with organisations including Mind, Samaritans, Family Centres, Adult Continuing Education, Social Services and across the voluntary sector.

My established private practice is in a tranquil setting in the heart of Winchester with parking near by and good public transport links. A confidential, safe space for individuals and couples to explore thoughts, feelings and emotions to obtain some clarity over them. I am also able to offer home visits within a 30 mile radius of Winchester, within Hampshire, if this is preferred.

I offer a service that's trustworthy, confidential and beneficial for you. I am an upbeat, insightful, approachable person and we will be working together towards positive change.

As well as one to one sessions I also run workshops including, improving your confidence, assertiveness techniques, how to lift depression, dealing with anxiety, anger management and  laughter therapy workshops.

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) I work within the BACP Ethical framework.

Take a look around my website, or give me a call on 07846 729042 you have nothing to lose except how you feel right now about yourself and your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

With an Enhanced DBS, I have qualifications across the spectrum of counselling, psychotherapy and coaching. My past experience whilst working with MIND, Samaritans, Social Services and Family Centres has given me a full and comprehensive understanding. Using this knowledge together with my many years of experience I am able to empower individuals, couples and groups with excellent results.

  • Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Level 5
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Coaching and Training
  • Mindfulness Based Mind Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Human Givens, Distinction
  • Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
  • Therapeutic Coaching Skills
  • Advanced Coaching Skills for Counsellors
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Recovery Toolkit Facilitators Training in Domestic Abuse
  • Laughter Therapy Facilitation

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relatives, friends of someone with alcohol and drug misuse issues.

Childhood Trauma.


Sight loss.

People living with someone who has sight loss.

Student counsellors/psychotherapists personal therapy.

Photos & videos

  • An introduction to Shirley
  • The Meeting House


Taster Sessions:

£15 for 50 minutes session

£25 for 50 minutes for Couples

I want you to feel sure that I am right for you and that you feel comfortable working with me, so I offer a reduced fee for taster sessions. We can discuss what is on your mind and how I can support you to make positive changes.

Follow On Sessions:

£55 for 50 minutes session.

Couples are charged £70 per 50 minutes.

Note: This includes a 10 min support phone call between sessions if needed.

Feel better right from the very first session!
6-12 weekly sessions are usually required to make changes. However it could be shorter or longer depending on the circumstances and individual needs.

Taster and follow on sessions can be Face to Face or Skype.

Payment details:
Sessions are to be paid 48 hours in advance either by PayPal or BACS transfer.

Sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will be charged in full.

Further information

Please feel free to phone, email or text me with any concerns you may have.

Maps & Directions

Winchester, SO23 9LH
Winchester, SO22

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday 9am - 8pm, Thursday 9am - 8pm, Friday 9am - 6pm, Saturday on request

Types of client

Young people
Older adults