Thomas Mackie MBACP (Registered), BSc (Hons) Psychology
Sometimes difficulties may feel overwhelming and I am able to offer an accepting and supportive space in which to reflect on why this is.
I can offer help with relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement and family issues that may be causing you pain. I am trained to listen to you and to reflect on what you bring in a thoughtful, non-judgemental and contained way. This can allow you to understand yourself, your relationships and experiences better and to make sense of the difficulties you may be facing.
I provide a comfortable counselling room, providing a calm environment in which to meet for face to face sessions. My private counselling practice is located in Whiteley, Fareham. This is conveniently positioned between Southampton and Portsmouth, just off the M27 at junction 9.
I also offer online counselling via Skype which provides flexibility and convenience for clients depending on their circumstances.
An initial 30 minute session at no charge will help us to decide whether counselling might be helpful for you. Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone and I will reply as soon as I am available.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS), having successfully completed an accredited honours degree (2:1) in Psychology with the Open University in 2000. I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Social science from the Open University. I then trained at Southampton Counselling, successfully completing their WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. This diploma is accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) of whom I am a registered member.
I have worked as a volunteer for YMCA Southampton Counselling for 4 years and I am trained in client assessment. I have full Public Liability Insurance. I attend courses and workshops on different counselling issues throughout the year as part of my Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer an intial half-hour session at no charge. This will allow you to explore whether counselling with me may be of assistance to you. Ongoing weekly sessions would then be charged at £40 for each 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Evenings Monday to Thursday and daytime Friday
Types of client