- Phone number
- 07546 712 442
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
Currently only offering online appointments
My availability can vary but please feel free to get in touch and we can discuss the options.
I typically work Mondays and Thursdays
You can get in touch with me via email (Philippa.Winstone@outlook.com) or you can use the online enquiry form
About me and my therapy practice
Sometimes life can be overwhelming and we can feel completely at a loss. Sometimes it can feel like you don’t know where to turn or where to look for help, but you don’t have to get by on your own.
You might be going through a stressful time, feeling out of control in your life or feeling out of touch with your own emotions. You may feel as if you want to make some sort of change in your life right now. Sometimes just having someone to talk to can make all the difference.
I am essentially a professional listener. I offer a friendly, non-judgemental, supportive space that allows you to bring up whatever is on your mind, completely at your own pace. My approach puts you in the driving seat and allows us to figure out a way forward together.
I can work with you for a short period of time or I can offer longer term support depending on your needs and wishes.
My specialist areas include anxiety, depression, PTSD, truama, sexual and domestic abuse, mental health, attachment, loss and grief but I am happy to work with anything you would like to bring.
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist with a background in behaviour analysis and psychology. I have over 10 years experience working in psychology and over 6 years experience as a trauma therapist.
I mainly use a person-centred foundation which means that you are in control of the process and where it takes us and that I will work with whatever it is you would like to bring. Being integrative means that I may occasionally bring in techniques from other approaches, such as creative therapy or cognitive therapy, but this will totally depend on you and what you are comfortable with and what it is that you need.
I aim to help you find new awareness and to work with you at your own pace to understand what this means for you and how it fits into your understanding of your life.
The main thing is that you feel comfortable enough to talk with me.
MA Hons Counselling
MSc Hons Applied Behavioural Analysis
BSc Hons Psychology
Diploma in Working with Children & Young People
Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Child or Adult Trauma
I am also trained in the REWIND Technique.
I am also committed to continuing this professional development and undertake extra courses each year that help improve my practice and expand my own awareness.
My first session
Sessions are typically provided on a weekly basis, lasting 50 minutes each time.
This is usually for 6-12 weeks although everyone moves at their own pace so this can vary.
The first session is usually a 'getting to know you' session where I aim to understand your current situation and what you hope to get out of therapy and how I might be able to help.
More importantly this is a chance for you to see whether you are comfortable with me and whether moving forward is something you would like to do.
It is completely normal to feel anxious or scared when starting this process - I will always do my utmost to help you feel a bit more at ease.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions