Your Choice Counselling - Bursledon Counselling

Food for Thought........

Some of us make ourselves prisoners by wearing shackles that we put on ourselves, in the name of protection and fear. But you have to release yourselves so you can move around."
Dr. Maloney Hunter-Lowe

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Our emotional health affects our physical wellbeing, e.g. when we get nervous we may have butterflies in our tummies.

We hold emotional tension in our bodies and this can affect tummies, backs, and chest among others.

If you have a tense, knotty feeling in your tummy and don't know why, talking to a counsellor and exploring your emotions can help relieve some symptoms, and therefore help you to relax more.

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Talking to a counsellor can help.....

Make an appointment to talk to a qualified counsellor who can help with many issues including low self-esteem and relationship issues.

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Please feel free to browse the site and contact us for any further information about counselling or to make an appointment.

about hampshire counsellor mary shepherd

Hello.

My name is Mary Shepherd and I am a qualified, accredited counsellor working in private practice from my home in Bursledon, which is a picturesque village between Southampton and Fareham just off M27 Jct 8, and therefore easily accessible from areas in Hampshire and the M3 corridor.

My professional qualification is in person-centred counselling, although I sometimes also use creative therapies, and I am an accredited (OCNW) bereavement worker, having trained to work with both adults and children/young people, and I am a qualified couples counsellor.

I have been CRB checked and I hold an enhanced CRB certificate.

As well as counselling, I am a qualfied music instrument teacher, previously having taught woodwind instruments to children at schools throughout Hampshire.

I am a member of the Hampshire Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am an accredited member of The National Counselling Society and abide by their Practitioners’ Code of Ethics.

I undertake continuous professional and personal development which enables me to keep up to date with new developments and have a deeper understanding of client’s needs.

I provide a professional and confidential service to clients in a safe and non-judgemental environment, and have experience of working with issues such as grief, traumatic grief, children’s grief, anxiety, generalised anxiety, guilt, miscarriage, depression, low self esteem, stress, sexual abuse, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, OCD, CFS/ME, addictions, personal development, relationship issues and working with couples.