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Compass Counselling Service tel:01590 674011 Web
Compass House, 50 Gosport St, Lymington SO41 9BB
tickMember of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
A professionally accredited counselling service.

French & Cresswell
tel:07905 981018 Web
Grove Road, Lymington SO41 3RN
tickSara French: Member British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
tickStuart Cresswell: Chartered Psychologist C.Psychol
By combining the best of both psychology and psychotherapy practice we offer a broad range of services to individuals, couples, families, schools and other organisations. Together we have over 50 years‚ experience of supporting change and development within business, and with children and adults. We are based in Lymington, Hampshire. Our work with individuals and couples tends to be within Hampshire and Dorset; organisational work is across the UK, and occasionally in Europe and further afield.

Rachel Cook Counselling
tel:07803 046615 Web
Harrow Road, Christchurch BH23
tickQualified psychotherapeutic counsellor
Relationship specialist with experience of working with individuals, couples, families and young people.
South Coast Therapy
tel:01590 688519 Web
41 Southampton Road, Lymington SO41 9GH
tickMember of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP
Short and long term counselling, psychotherapy, and formative psychology.

Stories4change - Jonathan Blease - tel:01590 676755 Web
South Barn, Efford Park, Milford Road, Lymington SO41 0JD
tickMember of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP
A confidential counselling service offering short or long term therapy. Support for life changes, relationships, challenges, conflicts and transitions.

Therapeutic Counselling
tel:07708 542743 Web
Briar Park Business Centre, 11 Stour Road, Christchurch BH23 1PL
tickMember of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP
A confidential counselling & psychotherapy service based in Christchurch.
Vivienne Cobden Counselling
tel:07885 059990 Web
Church Lane, Pilley, Lymington, SO41 5QL
tickMember British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy BACP, NCS, HACP
In the 22 years I have been practicing, I have learned that we are all individual and our problems cause us distress. For some, simply being heard, perhaps for the first time is enough, others seek change. As your counsellor, I will endeavour to help you understand how your problems arose and most importantly, how together, we can work towards finding a happier, clearer path. I work from my home in Pilley, near Lymington. My practice room provides a comfortable and non-clinical environment and there is ample off street parking and just a three minute walk from the 112 bus stop.

Hampshire Counsellor Directory

An easy to use free resource, listing counsellors and therapists in the local area.
Types of talking therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
The aim of CBT is to help you think less negatively, so that instead of feeling hopeless and depressed, you cope better with, and even start to enjoy, the situations you face.

Counselling is ideal for people who are basically healthy but need help coping with a current crisis, such as anger, relationship issues, bereavement, redundancy, infertility or the onset of a serious illness.

Unlike counselling and CBT, psychotherapy involves talking more about your past to help you overcome problems you’re having in the present. It tends to last longer than CBT and counselling. Sessions are an hour long and can continue for a year or more.

Family therapy
In family therapy, a therapist (or pair of therapists) meets the whole family. The therapist explores their views and relationships to understand the problems the family is having. It helps family members communicate better with each other.

Couples therapy
Couples therapy can help when a relationship is in crisis (after an affair, for example). Both partners talk in confidence to a counsellor to explore what’s gone wrong in the relationship and how to change things for the better. It can help couples learn more about each other's needs and communicate better.

(Above is a brief summary of therapies from