Southampton Counselling And Therapy Centre
Southampton Counselling and Therapy Service provides psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy, and as far as our funding allows, makes this available to those who might not otherwise be able to afford it.
Psychodynamic therapy offers an opportunity to talk through your concerns and difficulties with a trained therapist in confidence and at your own pace. It works from the belief that experiences in the past unconsciously affect how we feel and behave in the present.
On contacting us, you will be offered an initial meeting, which is usually for an hour and a half. This is an opportunity to talk about your self and your difficulties, and for you to get a sense of how we work at the Centre and whether you think this will be helpful for you. At this meeting you will also agree a fee for ongoing sessions, and how frequent they will be - this is usually weekly but can be of greater frequency.
Training, qualifications & experience
The therapists at SCTC are psychoanalytic psychotherapists registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), or psychodynamicly trained counsellors registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
We have substantial experience of working with people from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of distress. Though our aim is to provide long term therapy, we are also able to work with people for shorter periods.
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Our standard fee for the initial meeting is £45 and for ongoing sessions up to £40
If you feel unable to meet this, please discuss when you first make contact, as we can offer a number of subsidised places. This would be explored further at your initial meeting.
We have availability during the day and in the evenings.
To make an appointment you can email us or ring. We cannot always come to the phone but if you leave a message we will call you back; the messages are checked every weekday.