Helen Long Counselling in Winchester, Hampshire

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Counselling and therapy in Winchester

Welcome to my website. I am a fully qualified counsellor in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling. I have worked as a counsellor for a local counselling service and also at a local college for several years. I have had extensive experience working with complex young people in other settings over the last six years. My practice is based in Winchester but I can therapy for surrounding areas such as Alresford, Andover, Basingstoke, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Romsey, Salisbury and Southampton.

Counselling adolescents and young people

The adolescent period is a time of dynamic change; there are many processes occurring simultaneously that can be exciting, confusing, exhilarating and scary for the young person. Often described as the “Individuating process” it is a period of human development during which the young person moves from dependency to independence, autonomy and maturity. Key areas of change at this time are Biological, Cognitive, Psychological, Social, Moral and Spiritual. These all have a significant impact on the young person’s sense of self and identity.

So, you can appreciate what a challenging time it can be for many. There’s a lot going on! Struggling with anxiety, stress, depression and low self esteem can make life feel very difficult.

My style of working involves empathy, building rapport and listening without judgement - I am committed to providing good quality counselling and therapy. My practice is humanistic with a creative approach, treating every client as an individual, working flexibly to support their needs. I consider myself a warm and positive person who is passionate about emotional health and well-being particularly for young people. I enjoy working with a wide range of people and have experience of counselling all age groups.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within the principles of their Ethical Framework.

I work with individuals (aged 12 upwards) on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with :

Attachment Issues
Body dysmorphia
Eating disorders
Exam stress
Low self-esteem
Panic Attacks
Parents of children with SEN
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Refugees/Asylum seekers
Sexual abuse and exploitation
Sexual identity
Social anxiety


My practice is in Winchester and within easy reach of Alresford, Andover, Basingstoke, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Romsey, Salisbury and Southampton.

Winchester is the ancient capital of England and lies in the heart of Hampshire. Winchester’s central location with a good road and rail network makes it very easy to travel from other parts of southern England.

Alresford - 9 miles
Andover - 15 miles
Basingstoke - 23 miles
Chandlers Ford - 9 miles
Eastleigh - 10 miles
Romsey - 11 miles
Salisbury - 23 miles
Southampton - 15 miles

If you are looking for an adult or young person's counsellor in and around Hampshire - please get in contact with me for more information, or to make an appointment.

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