Amanda Pontin

Amanda Pontin

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Eastleigh

Eastleigh SO53
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  • Wheelchair accessible office


I currently have availability. 

I work on a Wednesday/Thursday and Friday evening between 5.30-9pm, offering 50 mins sessions for individuals and up to 90 mins for couples. 

Face to face appointments in Chandlers Ford near Eastleigh.  Free parking available.  

Online appointments are via Zoom.  

I will notify clients of any planned leave. 

About me and my therapy practice

Does life sometimes feel like a jigsaw puzzle with pieces not slotting together? I am a great believer that we need to invest in ourselves. When life becomes difficult and those pieces are just not fitting, counselling gives you the opportunity to focus on yourself, make you the priority in an otherwise busy life. I have been through such times and it encouraged me to train as a counsellor to help clients with general mental health issues and other life difficulties, such as grief, addiction, sexuality, domestic abuse and anger issues.

As well as private practice and voluntary work, I have worked as a Probation Officer for 18 years. These experiences have given me the ability to sit with the uncomfortable, and create a therapeutic relationship which is non-judgemental and warm. The client's needs are at the centre of that working relationship be it short or long term therapy.

I am aware coming to therapy is not easy. However, my aim is for us to work together to get a better understanding of why those pieces of the jigsaw are not fitting together. I do this through working creatively using various techniques. 

Practice description

I am a humanistic counsellor based on Transactional Analysis, but use other modalities to give greater depth to the work we do.  I am a registered member of the BACP and currently training in Advanced Psychotherapy with The Berne Institute.


I work with general mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and low mood and low self-esteem.  

I have specialist training in working with:-

> addictions

> bereavement

> couples

> domestic abuse

> relationships

My first session

I offer a free 15-30 mins introduction session via telephone or Zoom. Please check junk mail if emailing me and/or provide a telephone number.

Prior to our first individual counselling session clients are required to complete a "Getting to Know You Form" and Contract.  With couples work, both parties are required to complete an "Intake Form".

Individual sessions are currently £47.

Couples sessions are currently £70.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Substance Dependency, Vegan allied, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken