Annabel Rich Counselling Twyford, near Winchester, Hampshire

About Me

I am a professionally qualified counsellor, trained in the Humanistic Gestalt model.
Gestalt practitioners help people to focus on their immediate thoughts, feelings and behaviour and enable them to better understand the way that they relate to others. This increased awareness can help people to find a new perspective, see the bigger picture and start to effect changes.

Gestalt therapeutic work has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of issues such as anxiety, stress, addiction, and depression, through short or long term therapy. At times of difficulty, Gestalt offers people a safe, supportive space to explore difficult feelings, to understand the underlying patterns in relationships, or patterns of behaviour from the past, to enable them to begin to make changes.

As well as having a private practice I also work as a Trauma Therapist supporting victims of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

My voluntary work has been as a counsellor at The Olive Branch, a counselling service in Winchester.


Continuous Professional Development

I participate in regular continuous professional development and have undertaken additional training in the following areas:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD and Trauma
  • Self Harm
  • Working with Survivors of Domestic Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse Survivor Training
  • Working with Bereavement
  • Understanding Addiction
  • Play Therapy
  • Infant Loss Awareness Training
  • Working with trauma triggers, flashbacks, and memories
  • Working with health anxiety
  • Working with male mental health


  • Qualifications

  • Accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Diploma (Distinction) in Gestalt Counselling awarded by Buckinghamshire New University
  • Level 4 in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling
  • BA Hons in Psychology and Sociology awarded by Leicester University

  • Professional Membership

    I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to their ethical principles and you can view the BACP website here . I have regular monthly supervision with a qualified counselling supervisor and I hold professional indemnity insurance. I am also a member of the Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.


    Areas of Expertise

    I work with clients in the following areas:
    Abortion
    Anger
    Anxiety
    Bereavement
    Depression
    Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Eating Disorders
    Emotional Abuse
    Family Relationships
    Low self confidence
    Panic attacks
    Physical Abuse
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Relationships
    Self-harm
    Sexual Abuse
    Stress
    Suicide Ideation
    Trauma
    Work related issues

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    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.


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


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