Shirley Baxter

Shirley Baxter


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07933 326157
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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

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

Types of therapy

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

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 - 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

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

Types of therapy

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

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