Teresa Crosswell MBACP Snr Accred

West End

023 80470354

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About me

I imagine if you are looking for a counsellor you have a hope that your life can change and it is this hope that will help you take the next step. I am an MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor, a Supervisor and Trauma Specialist, registered with the UKRC and have over 19 years background in the clinical field. I offer professional care and support to individuals, couples and groups wishing to explore emotional difficulty or distress in a variety of issues. The overall intention is to help you to enhance your emotional health & personal well-being.

Working within the BACP ethical framework my aim is to provide a therapeutic relationship that enables you to feel confident and safe to explore and resolve the issues which are driving your thoughts and emotions and limiting your life. I offer short term, solution focussed and longer term therapy as well as telephone and on- site support to individuals and organisations that have been effected by trauma and critical situations.

People generally seek out counselling and psychotherapy with a need to alleviate some current, on-going stressor or to address the root of a problem. The therapy will essentially assess where you are, formulate specific and realistic goals, and facilitate the process of you achieving these goals, or maybe to find a more satisfying way forward.

My approach is friendly whilst professional and my philosophy and practice is integrative. Informed by and experienced in several psychological theories including, cognitive-behavioural therapy and EMDR.This means that I can offer the type of therapy with individually tailored techniques to promote understanding, and enable change and well-being to follow.

Other relevant information and experience includes nearly four years working in the Priory Hospital as the Senior Counsellor on the Eating Disorder Unit where I was integral to running an intensive 12-Step and CBT therapy programme of recovery for clients. I have also worked for one of the UK’s leading EAP’s (Employee Assistance Programme) for seven years in a dual role of Critical Incident/Clinical Case Manager. Prior to this my background incorporated working with children and families, counselling young adults in an educational setting and working with bereaved children, adults and families. I am also a BUPA and Aviva Recognised Therapist, meaning I can offer therapy to clients who are covered under these Insurance Schemes.

I am a qualified Supervisor and welcome qualified practitioners, groups or students to my practice. I can offer you creative ways of looking at your client work. If you are a health care practitioner, I can provide you with effective and creative supervision to enhance your work.

To view my website go to tccounsellingandconsultancy.co.uk

I possess a clean CRB Full Enhanced Check

I work from a calm, comfortable, spacious, well equipped dedicated counselling room with a waiting room and washroom facilities. There are ample parking facilities.

I am usually able to offer an initial free half hour appointment within 5 working days.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Client Centred Therapy
Diploma in Case Work Supervision
Diploma in Clinical Supervision
A Level Psychology
EMDR Levels 1, 2 and 3
Critical Incident and Stress Management
CBT Skills
CRUSE Bereavement
CRUSE Bereavement specialist counselling for children

Trained to work with the 12 Step programme

Experience of working with groups, couples and children

Extensive experience in the provision of on site and telephone Critical Incident support for managers, staff and organisations

I have compiled and delivered a one day training programme for managers in Defusing Skills in response to traumatic incidents

Numerous training days and personal development covering a variety of subjects and presenting issues.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Trauma Counselling
Management Support and Consultancy
Critical Incident Response
Defusing support following critical or traumatic event


individual counselling clients £50 per session and Couples £60 per session.

Individual supervision £60 per hour.

Reduced rates for HM Forces and student supervisees

Further information

I am a BUPA and Aviva Recognised Counsellor and as such am able to provide therapy under these Insurance schemes. I have in depth knowledge of working with EAP's and organisations.

Maps & Directions

Southampton, SO30

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: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified Supervisor with extensive experience in many areas of clinical and case work supervision. I welcome qualified practitioners, groups or students to my practice.

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