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Privately Funded Support

Counselling and Psychotherapy for Adults


Counselling involves talking with a trained professional (either a counsellor, psychotherapist or counselling psychologist) to explore specific aspects of your life that are causing problems with the aim of making things better.

Counselling is usually considered to be a fairly short-term therapy and you may expect to come for between six and twelve sessions, depending on the issues you are experiencing. After six sessions your counsellor will usually want to review, with you, how things are going.


Psychotherapy is a similar process to counselling in that a client works with a psychotherapist to address specific issues or difficulties that are causing distress. However, psychotherapy is a deeper process that often explores recurring ‘patterns’ or ‘themes’.

Our therapists will work with you to explore your ‘patterns’ and ‘themes’ and how they link to things about you and your personality. We will work with you to help you to understand why you feel, think, and behave the way you do. We use therapy as a tool to provide you with the support to help you to gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of your problems, and for you to develop the skills to cope with them.

Examples of things that you may explore are: your upbringing, challenges you have faced in life and how you cope with difficulties. The aim is to enable change by understanding why things are going wrong and exploring different ways of thinking and behaving.

We offer Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy for:

  • Depression
  • Trust & Intimacy in Relationship
  • Loss or Grief
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Affairs and Betrayals
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Issues
  • Low Self-Confidence
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Passive Aggressive Behaviour
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Stress
  • Work Related Stress
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • We have over 20 years experience in helping students and individuals achieve their best

  • All of our staff are highly qualified and trained in their field

  • Individually tailored academic and mental health support

Success stories

  • I’m so thankful that I’ve been able to receive specialist mentoring because of the wonderful personalised support that has helped me get through university

    Some days I’ve been feeling down, but after my session I leave feeling infinitely better because it’s an outlet for whatever’s on my mind and my mentor’s warmth and enthusiasm is really uplifting.

    Cansu T, Zoology Student

  • With the help of my mentor I have done things I didn't think I'd be able to

    like present a poster at a conference, and now, I am a PhD student and the happiest I’ve ever been.

    Oliver B , Phd Student

  • When I first came to university, I was extremely anxious having never been away from home

    My mentor has been instrumental in helping me deal with various concerns by talking through them and coming up with strategies to help manage them.

    Vincent S , Phd Student, Robotics

  • I feel more in control

    With time I let myself slowly face the situations that used to paralyze me. I am now back at work and have reconnected with my friends. I started with meeting out in the open to now being able to have a drink in a bar. I feel happy and back in control.

    Mark R , Tewkesbury

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