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23rd February 2018 
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Counselling near Winchester, covering Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Southampton and surrounding areas.


Sometimes life can leave us feeling sad, anxious or confused. You may be feeling that right now you are not able to enjoy life, you are stuck in a situation, or a life event is overwhelming. Talking to a professional counsellor about situations which we find distressing or confusing can be really helpful.


Hello I'm Annabel Rich BA(Hons), MBACP. I am a professionally qualified counsellor that can provide therapy for a wide range of issues.
I offer therapy in a private, professional and confidential setting within my home. I am based in Twyford, Hampshire, and within easy access to Winchester, Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford and Southampton.

If you are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, distress, struggling with relationships or other life challenges, counselling can give you the confidential safe place to explore these issues. I can provide a non-judgmental, warm, supportive and safe space for you to address your concerns.

I have experience with working with a broad range of issues including:
  • Abuse (emotional, physical and sexual)
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Self harm
  • Stress

    As a Gestalt therapist I believe that all the experiences of the client are equally important. This means that in therapy we would explore feelings, thoughts and sensations, personal relationships and relationships with society. The goal is for the client to become aware of what they are doing, how they are doing it, and how they might change themselves and learn to accept themselves. I see my task as a therapist is to help the client see their situation more clearly, find out how they are part of it, and help them find solutions or ways to face the difficulty.

    I have experience working with adults and young people and see both in my private practice. I am able to offer counselling on a long, medium or short-term basis depending on what you require. Sessions take place in my home and each session lasts for 50 minutes. Click here to see my counselling room and information about fees.

    Taking the first step to seeking help may seem daunting. I understand this and am aware how hard it can be. I provide an accepting, supportive and safe space for you to explore your experiences, thoughts, and feelings. My private practice is in my home in a dedicated room that is comfortable and confidential. We will work with whatever you want to bring to counselling and at whatever pace and depth you choose. I will support you by being fully present and attuned to your process to help restore balance to your life and enable you to have a greater sense of well being.

    I believe that the relationship between the counsellor and the client is fundamental in the counselling process. It is really important that you feel safe and comfortable in order to be able to trust and confide in the therapist. A good way to begin this process is to contact me for an informal discussion, to find out whether you feel we could work well together. Please do get in touch by email, text or by calling me on the number provided. We can arrange an initial session to get to know each other and find out whether the support I offer would be useful to you, and to discuss how counselling could help in your situation.
    Together we can work to restore balance to your life and increase your sense of well being.

    I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to its Ethical Framework and Code of Good Practice, which may be viewed via their BACP website. I have regular monthly supervision and I hold professional indemnity insurance. I am also listed on the Counselling Directory.

    Counsellors and psychotherapists play a crucial role in improving the health and well being of our society.
    - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists


    Please feel free to contact me for an informal discussion. If you have any questions you can phone or email to help you decide if you would like an assessment session.



  • Annabel Rich (MBACP)

    07596 839947

    Counselling for Winchester, Hampshire

    Counselling and Therapy for Winchester, Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford and Southampton.