Counselling and Psychotherapy in Southampton

Counselling and Psychotherapy

within this Southampton, Hampshire Based Counselling and Psychotherapy practice what can you expect?

A few key points in understanding what Counselling and Psychotherapy is:

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy is for people who are experiencing problems or distress in their lives and want to find a safe and confidential space to work through these issues
    These types of therapies are sometimes known as talking therapies and there are many different types.
  • At Pathways integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy is used and this means that the therapist has been trained to choose from a range of different approaches.
  • Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy allows for the most suitable therapy for the individual concerned and also one which is best suited to the issue or problem presented. This upholds the belief of individualism and that ‘One Size does not fit all’
  • Utilising what is most helpful and supportive Pathways Southampton counselling service facilitates the change that you ‘As the expert in yourself’ require.

What is counselling and Psychotherapy all about?

There are many different events, relationships, issues, problems, traumas, distresses and grief associated with life. Life’s journey is full of both highs and lows. Sometimes these things can become overwhelming, distressing, habitual or controlling ‘You can’t see the wood for the trees’ so to speak and you seem unable to work things through; or be able to cope with the emotions or intense feelings that you are experiencing at those difficult times.

It’s always good if you are fortunate to have kind friends and family that support you, but occasionally it is a different type of help that you require and it is in these times that the support of Counselling and Psychotherapy can provide the open-minded, confidential, and impartial environment that will seek to return you to wellbeing and restore the balance of your life. Some of the more common issues are:

Self-Esteem and Confidence

Bullying and Harassment (In this current difficult climate Pathways has had many years of experience in dealing with stress and bullying in work place settings, it can also deliver group stress and anxiety management programmes and mediation techniques for support of conflict.)


Bereavement and Pet Bereavement (Not all our bonds are of the two legged variety and pets are huge in support of our wellbeing and their loss can have a profound impact.)

Phobias and Addictions

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious”
Carl Gustaf Jung.