About me

I am open for face to face counselling sessions. All safety precautions are in place.

As a qualified counsellor, all my focus is on helping adults and young people aged 11-18 find and own their path in life. Throughout my career, I have sought to support others, helping make their desire to change tangible, and explore the various options open to them. This is all borne out of recognising that all of our life experiences are unique – there is no right or wrong – but sometimes we need the time and space and trust to talk about these experiences.

I am a qualified Humanistic Gestalt counsellor and trained in Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET). As a Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy, I abide by their ethical framework.

Having worked as an Emotional Literacy Support for 10 years, I understand the many challenges young people face. I also volunteered with a charity and the NHS providing support to adults with addiction issues, work that I am incredibly proud to be involved with.

I work in a purpose-built studio, set in a quiet rural location. It has been designed specifically to create the right counselling environment. It is located 2 miles from the village of Wickham, and in easy reach from Fareham, Portsmouth and Southampton.

I would be delighted to help you – please do contact me either by phone or email. I am currently seeing clients face to face in a safe environment. I provide 2 metre distancing, a well ventilated space and hand sanitiser is available.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified at Diploma level in Humanistic Gestalt counselling and I am a lecturer on the Diploma Humanistic counselling course, supporting students as they train to become qualified therapists.

I successfully completed Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Young People as recommended by the BACP.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Depersonalisation Disorder


For a 50 minute session:

£40.00 - Adults                                   Young people (aged 11-18 yrs) - £40.00

£35.00 - Trainee counsellor concession

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors


Appointments taken between 9 am and 6 pm

Monday to Friday

(occasional evening appointments)

The Wood House
Bishops Wood Road
PO17 5AT

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Tessa Fortune

Tessa Fortune