Counsellor and couples counsellor Winchester
Medstead, Four Marks and Alton
Hello, I'm Caroline - welcome to my website which will give you information and answer some of your questions about therapy.
First of all, I am a qualified counsellor and couples counsellor and my practice covers Alresford, Winchester, Alton, Four Marks, Medstead and Ropley. I am experienced in both long and short term counselling, couples counselling and psychotherapy.
I worked extensively in schools and charities and now have my own practice. My counselling speciality is in relationships - not just couples counselling but stress in the workplace and colleague relationships; depression; anger issues and anger management; bereavement and loss; stress; melancholy; sometimes just not feeling ok or that something is missing - and I have come to realise that each person's problem is different for each individual every time.
Our first session is an assessment session where I listen to your situation and where you have the opportunity to find out how we work together.
What I have found is that a realistic counselling relationship underpins successful therapy; by which I mean I am honest and open in my work with you whilst offering insights and ideas that are of help in clarifying your situation.
My training is in Person Centred Counselling and Transactional Analysis psychotherapy. Central is the idea that clients can learn the tools too and become skilled in choosing to manage their lives differently.
The idea is that we are made up of different states and that each has its own feeling of power, emotion, thought, or other personal traits. So when we say, "part of me wants to..." that is an ego state. Or,"I feel at peace with myself on this issue," can be viewed as our ego states agreeing, not arguing inside. It is a useful way of naming what happens inside and which then enables you to make choices about how you feel.
Clients say they appreciate having a private space that is their own, an opportunity to consider and reflect away from the speed of everyday life.
I am in Alresford, a short drive or bus from Winchester, Four Marks, Ropley, Medstead and Alton and can be contacted on 07919 203059, text or message, and you can email me. I am based at The Healthway Centre, a small clinic in The Dean, Alresford,where there is easy parking.
Fee: £40 individual; £50 for one hour assessment with couples; £75 per 1.5 hour couples session thereafter.
As a professional counsellor I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy; also Metanoia Institute, London; the Institute of Transactional Analysis and the European Association of Transactional Analysis. I abide by their codes of ethics and undertake regular, confidential supervision to ensure I am working ethically and effectively.
Caroline Westley, Hampshire couples counsellor and one to one counsellor based in Alresford and within a short distance of Winchester, Ropley, Medstead, Four Marks, Alton, Preston Candover and surrounding hamlets
Registered with Counselling Directory