Teresa Griffin

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MSc, Dip Humanistic Counselling. BACP Accredited Counsellor
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Southampton, Hampshire, SO32
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About me

Congratulations you have achieved the most difficult step by recognising that you need some help. With over 19 years experience of counselling I can offer a safe, non-judgemental environment which will enable you to work through your issues. During my many years of counselling I have worked in both the private & voluntary sector, therefore my experience & exposure of presenting issues from clients has been very varied, including bereavement, stress, anxiety, relationships, varying levels of trauma & abuse.

When we have something physically wrong with our bodies, generally no one has a problem going to a G.P to seek help. Acknowledging we are not ‘coping’ with life and may need some help, can often seem a more difficult hurdle for individuals to overcome. The fact that you are reading my profile means that you have made that ‘first leap of faith’.

Counselling or ‘talk therapy’ is a journey of empowerment & gaining back control of your life. A fundamental element of counselling is the trusting relationship between counsellor & client. My warm, open, non-judgemental manner has enabled many clients to quickly feel ‘safe’ enough to share their thoughts & feelings, often for the first time.

My original journey into counselling started many years ago with the work & contact I used to have with parents of premature &/or very sick neonates & with parents whose babies had not survived. Originally trained in a humanistic model, continued professional development, additional training & experience has resulted in an eclectic approach to counselling, utilising the many skills I have developed to match the needs of the client.

My practice is based in the comfort of my own home. I work with both short & long term clients offering face to face or online counselling. An initial session will give us both the opportunity to meet, assess what your needs are & if I am able to help you on your journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor. I was originally trained in humanistic counselling, however with extensive additional training and continual professional development over the past 17 years, I would now class my counselling approach as eclectic.

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 per session

When I work

Flexible sessions available both during the day & evenings

Southampton, Hampshire, SO32

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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The counselling room is on the ground floor but there are 2 small steps up to the front door

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Teresa Griffin
Teresa Griffin