We are a small counselling charity, operating since 2005, and a satellite of The Firgrove Centre in Southampton. We provide space to talk for those:
facing an unplanned pregnancy (usually a one-off session)
struggling after an abortion,
after a miscarriage or the loss of a baby (stillbirth or neonatal death).
We offer counselling to men and women.
Training, qualifications & experience
We are a team of 3 volunteer counsellors, fully trained in all aspects of pregnancy counselling. We have over 10 years experience in this field. We liase with the Bereavement midwives at the local Maternity hospitals, local GP surgeries, sexual health clinics, secondary schools & social services.
We are organisational members of the BACP and adhere to their code of conduct and ethical framework
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 we deal with
As we are a charity, we ask for an agreed donation for on-going counselling which is given on a weekly basis.
When we work
Mondays and other days by arrangement.
We are located in the Eastleigh Business Centre known as Wessex House opposite the bus station and Sainsbury's in central Eastleigh.