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Roz Whitehead

Roz Whitehead

Counsellor in Winchester

Thank you for looking at my profile, I hope it will be the start of a helpful and rewarding journey for you. If you're looking for a counselor it's likely that life is difficult for you at present. Maybe you're going through loss, change or crisis, struggling with painful feelings or possibly a nagging sense that your life is not how you'd like it to be.
Counselling gives you time with a supportive, non-judging companion to focus on yourself and reflect on your life. Being with a counselor who accepts you without judgement helps to increase your own self-acceptance and esteem. It can give you the space to express and understand how you feel and the opportunity to develop your own inner resources and coping skills. I am trained to help you explore what is important to you and work through any difficulties you are facing at your own pace, to help you develop awareness of how the past affects how you feel, think , behave and relate to others. Often, without understanding why, we become stuck in patterns that are unhelpful or in relationships or situations that are painful and un-fulfilling. Awareness increases our power to choose and to determine our own lives and helps us have more satisfying relationships. Counselling is not about giving you the answers or changing you into something you're not but rather about discovering more about who you are and how you will choose to lead your own unique life.

Background & Qualifications

I am a fully qualified counselor and Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I qualified from the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust in London in 2008. In addition to working with private counselling clients, I have over 20 years' experience of working in the Charity Sector, starting as a Samaritans volunteer as a university student in the early '90s and moving into paid work with people with drug and alcohol problems and with survivors of violence and abuse. I have had the great privilege to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and with a wealth of life experiences.

I follow the BACP ethical guidelines, have regular professional supervision and take part in as much ongoing professional and personal training as I can to ensure that I and my skills and practice continue to grow and develop.

My Specialisms

I work with individual adults (18 and over) on a long and short term basis. I have worked with people with a huge range of different issues and am particularly passionate about supporting people through change and in their search for direction, meaning and purpose - for example following the end of a relationship, in recovery from addiction, becoming a parent or moving into later life.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

I am trained in Psychosynthesis, an approach which includes the whole person - body, feelings, intellect, imagination, spirit or soul. We all experience suffering at times in life and this can feel overwhelming and unbearable. In Psychosynthesis we also see pain and crisis as an opportunity for personal growth. Sometimes the pain we feel is because we have somehow lost contact with who we really are so one of the aims of Psychosynthesis is to renew and restore this connection.

The counselling I offer moves at your pace and is primarily talking and listening although I may suggest other methods such as drawing, visualisation, movement, journaling and role play if appropriate and you are willing and interested. My aim is to provide you with a space where you are free to experiment and be as creative as you would like for example, I have worked with photographs and with music and literature that is meaningful to clients. Counselling may sometimes be painful but will always be safe and confidential.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling In Person £40 per 60 minutes

Additional Rate Information

I have a limited number of lower cost spaces. If you would like to have counselling but cannot afford the full charge please get in touch.