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Mark Edmunds | Psychotherapist

Psychotherapy & Counselling in Southampton

Welcome to Hampshire Therapy

A confidential space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, comfortable and private setting

Welcome and thank you for visiting Hampshire Therapy

Southampton

My name is Mark and I am a psychotherapist providing both short and long-term therapy to adults in Southampton, Hampshire. I also offer therapy online.

We all experience times of difficulty in our lives, when events or relationships feel overwhelming, or we can feel a loss of direction or purpose. Talking to a trained therapist helps us make sense of those challenging times and offers a way through them, moving towards a better understanding of ourselves and our feelings.

Mark Edmunds MA MBA UKCP (Accred)

Licensed Psychotherapist

How can counselling help you?

Life brings many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. As a counsellor my role is to provide space and guidance to help you on your journey of self-discovery, to enable you to examine your life and make new, meaningful choices within it.


I offer a chance to reflect on the difficulties or problems you are experiencing in a safe and confidential environment, with someone from outside your day-to-day life. Together we can explore your situation in a way that leads to fresh perspectives - and perhaps a new understanding of yourself. Therapy isn’t about giving you solutions or advice, but empowering you to make your own changes.


My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is mindfulness based with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life, live it more fully and reach your potential.

With mindfulness based therapy we typically focus initially on learning to tolerate feelings and experiences, such as anxiety, stress or depression, that have seemed unfamiliar or unbearable. However, as the therapy process unfolds, this may also include your capacity to be kind and patient with yourself. Together, we find out how you can experience and accept more of who you really are and support the development of new and fulfilling ways of living and expressing yourself.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through therapy:

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Generalised anxiety disorder

Social anxiety

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement

Trauma and post-traumatic stress

Problems with family life

Depression

Feeling sad

Low self esteem

Low self confidence

Eating problems

Issues relating to sexuality

Sexual abuse or violence

Difficulties at work or in retirement


Qualifications

I am a UKCP Accredited therapist, which means I have met their criteria for qualified and experienced therapists and work in accordance with their ethical framework and have completed a high quality training course. I hold a Masters degree in psychotherapy. The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) is one of the main bodies overseeing the accreditation and registration of therapists in the UK.

Association of Core Process Psychotherapists

Association of Core Process Psychotherapists

Verified Counsellor

My Location

Southampton

SO14


Fees

Therapy session £50-60

Therapy sessions last 50 minutes, usually taking place on a weekly basis. I also provide a limited number of spaces for those on low-income or for students, contact me to ask about availability. The relationship between you and your therapist is important, I therefore offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients, with no obligation on either side. Initial assessment appointments usually last around 30-40 minutes.


*Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 48 hours’ notice otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. I accept payment in cash, by card or by bank transfer.

Get in touch

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Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial consultation appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

All enquires are usually answered within 48 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services. You can also text me on 07985 213594 or if you would prefer to leave a message then you can call, or simply email me at info@hampshiretherapyhub.com. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.


Speak in Confidence

Counselling takes place in a safe space, where you can meet with someone who will listen with sensitivity and empathy - and without judgement. In the therapy space thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and in confidence.

Before you begin counselling you may have some questions about what therapy entails or how seeing a counsellor might help.

A problem shared...

Trouble with a relationship, anxiety or panic attacks, mood swings or depression - many people face difficulties in their everyday lives that can be hard to get on top of. Counselling gives us a set of tools we can use to help gain a better understanding of what’s causing these problems - and how you can move towards managing or resolving them.

Make better, healthier new choices

Working together I can help you gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing, help you understand why you act or react to them the way you do and see how you can start to make better, healthier choices moving forward.



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