Welcome to June Reid Counselling

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I am a counsellor based on the outskirts of Andover. My therapy room can be easily reached from surrounding areas such as Winchester, Basingstoke, Newbury, Tidworth, Stockbridge, and Salisbury (to name but a few). I offer in person counselling to adult individuals.

Deciding to go to counselling can be daunting especially if you have not had counselling before. You have already taken the hardest step in acknowledging that there is something you want to explore, change, or work on. I look forward to welcoming you to my therapy room.

Why do people come for counselling?

There are many reasons people choose to come to counselling. You do not need to be in crisis or have a mental health issue to attend counselling. Some of the reasons include:

  • Dealing with emotions such as anger, sadness or loneliness which may be affecting your daily life;
  • There may be things from your past which are impacting your life today;
  • Perhaps your life lacks direction or you feel trapped, and at a loss over what to do;
  • Maybe you just need someone to talk to without judgement, advice or criticism. To have your feelings heard;
  • Difficult life events such as redundancy, perimenopause or menopause;
  • Anxiety and depression;
  • Work stress;
  • A relationship breakdown;
  • Difficulties within all types of relationships;
  • Low self esteem.

I may not have listed above your reason for wanting to come to counselling. Perhaps you know that something does not feel quite right and you need help to identify what is going on for you. The reasons can be so varied.

“Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light” - Brené Brown

How can counselling help you?

Counselling is a talking therapy where you can talk about your problems, feelings and concerns which can help you to:

  • Build confidence and resilience;
  • Help you to understand yourself better;
  • Enable you to learn coping strategies for depression and anxiety;
  • Encourage a more positive outlook on life;
  • Improve relationships with others;
  • Bring acceptance and change;
  • Improve mental wellbeing.

Counselling is not about me telling you what to do, how to feel, how to behave or to give you advice. It is a collaborative process between you and I, which enables you to explore your concerns in more depth. I help you to navigate any obstacles to you finding your way forward.

Research has shown that the relationship between a client and counsellor is the key to success within counselling. When a client feels safe and comfortable with their counsellor, they are likely to feel able to be open and to express deep-rooted feelings which can help towards leading to a more fulfilling life.