Shirley Baxter

Shirley Baxter


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07933 326157

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Therapist - Westbourne

Westbourne PO10
07933 326157
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office

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.

I have over 13 yrs experience working with Individuals, Couples, Counselling Students, EAPs & Insurance Providers.  Day & evening appointments available on a Long & Short Term basis, including goal orientated, solution focused therapy.  Fees: £50 Individuals & Trainee Counsellors; £60.00 Couples. AVIVA & CIGNA registered.

Humanistic Counselling focuses on, & honours your individuality & uniqueness.  Past experiences can impact you in the present day, leaving you feeling stuck & powerless. Greater understanding & self-awareness enables you to see your choices & feel better equipped to make changes to move forward.

ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) enables you to identify what matters in your life (your values); it helps you identify what stops you moving ‘towards’ your values (ie any unhelpful thoughts, feelings, actions & behaviours).  It helps you create distance (defuse) from your ‘away’ patterns, & helps you gain alternative perspectives.  The Mindfulness element helps you stay present & in the moment & not focus on past events or attach to future anxieties.  ACT works well for Individuals & Couples who have lost direction, feel stuck & want to move towards living a meaningful & valued life.

Systemic & Psychodynamic Dip. Couple Counselling 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.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Therapist - PORTSMOUTH

PORTSMOUTH PO2
07933 326157
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office

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.

I have over 13 yrs experience working with Individuals, Couples, Counselling Students, EAPs & Insurance Providers.  Day & evening appointments available on a Long & Short Term basis, including goal orientated, solution focused therapy.  Fees: £50 Individuals & Trainee Counsellors; £60.00 Couples. AVIVA & CIGNA registered.

Humanistic Counselling focuses on, & honours your individuality & uniqueness.  Past experiences can impact you in the present day, leaving you feeling stuck & powerless. Greater understanding & self-awareness enables you to see your choices & feel better equipped to make changes to move forward.

ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) enables you to identify what matters in your life (your values); it helps you identify what stops you moving ‘towards’ your values (ie any unhelpful thoughts, feelings, actions & behaviours).  It helps you create distance (defuse) from your ‘away’ patterns, & helps you gain alternative perspectives.  The Mindfulness element helps you stay present & in the moment & not focus on past events or attach to future anxieties.  ACT works well for Individuals & Couples who have lost direction, feel stuck & want to move towards living a meaningful & valued life.

Systemic & Psychodynamic Dip. Couple Counselling 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.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited