Professional Counselling for Portsmouth, Southampton & Meon Valley area

I offer counselling appropriate for a wide range of issues in safe and confidential settings in Portsmouth, in Southampton, in Fareham and in Botley, near Hedge End. Skype or telephone is also possible.

Confident our time together can be helpful to you, I will support you in finding positive ways to understand and relate to your experience.

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 what a tangled web we weave

Who counselling can help?

People often choose to take up professional counselling because of a particular issue that is causing stress, upset or painful emotions. And it's not usual for our difficulties to be more complex: a tangled web of interweaving strands, sometimes in conflict or tension. Simply having the space to get some appropriate perspective on all of that can be often be a helpful start. From there it can be easier to choose which way to go next.


Rob Collett

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

My experience & therapeutic training

Qualifying in 2007, I have worked with people of all ages and walks of life with widely ranging problems: from eating and personality disorders to bereavement, from stress and anxiety to depression, suicidal inclinations and drug dependency.

My training is in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. This includes Person-Centred, Experiential, Focusing-Orientated, Solution-Focused, Mindfulness and Compassionate Focused therapies. I continue to engage in regular continuing professional development in these.


Qualifications, memberships

2010 Accredited British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy

2007 Post-Graduate Diploma: Integrative Counselling.

Registered Member of: Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Primary Care; The Focusing Institute - New York.


My background

Born in Africa I was brought up in the Caribbean, while going to school and university in England. After a number of years in professional theatre, I was ordained as a Buddhist, and worked as a mentor and trainer for 20 years in a variety of different situations, and for many years in retreat centres. Hence my interest in people, the complexities of life and effective communication.


How I approach counselling and how it will help you

If you've never met with a counsellor before, it'd be natural to wonder how it might be, and perhaps even to be a little anxious. While it's obviously unusual to meet with a stranger to share what are often very personal details about ourselves, people usually find a trained counsellor easy to relate to: friendly, warm, empathic; and while intent on really trying to understand your experience, being open and honest with you. Just this can make a big difference.