Shirley Baxter

Shirley Baxter

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07933 326157

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Therapist - PORTSMOUTH

07933 326157
Sessions from £60.00



Face to Face

Mondays & Thursday 9.30am - 5.00pm

Online - ZOOM or TEAMS

Tuesday 8.00am - 5.00pm & Wednesday 8.00am - 12.30pm


Wednesday afternoons, Fridays & Weekends

About me and my therapy practice

I offer a safe, supportive space for Individuals &Couples to talk confidentially about issues that are troubling or causing them pain & distress.  It’s not always easy to talk openly & honestly about difficult issues, my aim is to offer a warm, trusting & respectful relationship which enables this to happen.  Within our counselling relationship we build a framework in which you can begin to feel empowered & in turn helps you to change, grow, heal & regain control of your life & relationships.

Individuals - The core model I work with is the Humanistic Counselling Model/Person Centred and into this I integrate ACT (Acceptance & Committment Therapy), CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy) & Chairwork.
Couples  - The  core model of working is Systemic & Psychodynamic, into which I also integrate ACT as appropriate. I work with divorce, separation, affairs, step-family impact, impact of life changes, difficulties with effective communication & couples looking to separate or end their relationship.

Diversity / Other Relationships - I am undertaking some Diversity Training focusing on working with GSRD clients who wish to seek either individual therapy or relationship therapy.

Practice description

I have over 18 yrs experience working with Individuals, Couples, Counselling Students, EAPs & Insurance Providers.

Daytime & late afternoon appointments available on a Long & Short Term basis, including goal orientated, solution focused therapy.

I am Registered with AVIVA, CIGNA & NUFFIELD to provide Counselling for policy holders

Fees: Individuals & Trainee Counsellors £60.00  - Couples £75.00

My first session

Your first session will be a full 50 minute assessment.  This is an opportunity for you to tell me what is bringing you to counselling and for us to think abount how we might work together and what you hope to get from our sessions.  It is also your opportunity to ask me any questions about having some counselling sessions with me.  During this session I will also be gathering some general information from you as well as some of your background history and current life.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited