A confidential space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life
“Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind.” – Zen Master Hakuin
Welcome and thank you for visiting Hampshire Therapy
Hello I am Mark, a full-time psychotherapist in Southampton, Hampshire.
I provide professional, compassionate therapy to adults, both in-person and online. Life’s challenges can often leave us feeling overwhelmed or lost, but with the support of a trained therapist, we can navigate through those difficult times. Together, we can explore your experiences, emotions, and relationships, helping you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and find a renewed sense of purpose and direction.
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.)
In the face of life’s challenges, seeking support is a natural response. As a therapist, I am here to provide a safe and supportive environment, guiding you on your journey of self-discovery. Through therapy, we will explore your life experiences, allowing you to gain insights and make meaningful choices that bring positive change. Trust in the transformative power of therapy and the expertise of a skilled psychotherapist to support you on this path of self-exploration and growth.
Navigating life can be daunting, but with my guidance as a fully trained psychotherapist and EMDR therapist, you’ll find a safe and confidential space for reflection. Together, we’ll delve into your difficulties, unearthing new perspectives and a deeper self-understanding. Empowerment is at the core of my therapy – I’m here to support your journey towards change and progress in your life.
At the heart of my counselling and psychotherapy approach lies mindfulness. As an EMDR therapist, I’m committed to helping you enhance your life, embracing it to the fullest and realizing your true potential. With each session, you’ll cultivate a mindful existence, one that propels you toward growth and authentic living.
Mindfulness-based therapy offers a unique approach to help you find a way through challenging emotions and experiences such as anxiety, stress, and depression. In our therapeutic journey, we will focus on building your capacity to tolerate and understand these feelings, transforming them from unfamiliar or overwhelming to manageable and empowering. As the therapy unfolds, we will also explore your ability to cultivate self-compassion and patience. Together, we will discover how to embrace and accept your authentic self, fostering the development of new and fulfilling ways of living and expressing yourself. Trust in the mindfulness-based therapy process and the guidance of a skilled therapist to support your personal growth and empower you to live a more meaningful life.
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
Grief, loss or bereavement
Trauma and post-traumatic stress
Problems with family life
Low self esteem
Low self confidence
Issues relating to sexuality
Sexual abuse or violence
Difficulties at work or in retirement
As a UKCP Accredited psychotherapist, I have met the rigorous criteria set by this esteemed organisation. This accreditation signifies that I am a qualified and experienced therapist who adheres to the UKCP’s ethical framework. I have also successfully completed a comprehensive and high-quality training course, holding a Masters degree in psychotherapy. The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) serves as a reputable regulatory body, ensuring the accreditation and registration of therapists in the UK. By choosing a UKCP Accredited therapist, you can have confidence in receiving professional and ethical therapy of the highest standard. I am also a fully trained EMDR therapist. I also hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.
Association of Core Process Psychotherapists
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.
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.
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.
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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