I am an experienced counsellor in Whitchurch, Hampshire offering a calm, quiet, non-judgemental environment where you can talk about whatever or whoever you want.
I offer evening and daytime sessions and am based in North Hampshire 10 miles from Basingstoke, Andover, Newbury and Winchester.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means that I am bound by, and work within their Ethical Framework – www.bacp.co.uk.
I am registered on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as part of the Data Protection Act.
How I Can Help
You can use sessions to offload; for support with an issue in your life right now; or to explore more long standing issues. I have experience of working with depression, anxiety, self esteem, relationships, loss, bereavement, separation, identity, sex, self harm and suicidal thoughts.
The last six months, working with Callum has been a truly life changing experience for me… read more
“The last six months, working with Callum has been a truly life changing experience for me. I was anxious and increasingly losing confidence in every part of my life. I had suffered two close family bereavements in a very short period of time and was beginning to doubt that I had the personal strength and resilience I needed to move forward. Gently, with humour, patience and skilful challenges Callum guided me through a maze of issues leading me to some amazing, and in some cases totally unexpected discoveries and insights that mean my self confidence and joy in life has returned. I really wish I had been brave enough to take this step many years ago.”
Callum helped me discover who I really am, and the value I bring to those around me and to myself… read more
“Having suffered with depression for a number of years and it affecting various aspects of my life I decided to seek help through counselling. From the moment I met Callum I felt comfortable and welcome enough to open up and discuss things about my life that I wouldn’t necessarily tell those closest to me. I was a sceptic when I entered the room for the first time, but now on the other side of the experience, I stand a significantly more confident and strong person. Callum helped me discover who I really am, and the value I bring to those around me and to myself. He and I did this in a relaxed, calm, completely non-judgemental way, allowing me to be totally open and honest with all my thoughts and feelings. My counselling with Callum has been a truly life changing experience, only for the better and I genuinely wish I’d found him and used his counselling a long time ago.”
Callum helped me through what was probably the hardest and most unpleasant experience I had ever undergone… read more
“Callum helped me through what was probably the hardest and most unpleasant experience I had ever undergone. Callum guided me through the many emotions I was experiencing from workplace bullying and helped me reach a stage where I could tie the feelings together and recognise the root cause. Having gotten that far he then supported me in realising that the anxiety and stress I was feeling were to be expected and helped me channel those feelings into eventually reaching a calm and productive stage of acceptance of where I was and how to move forwards. Our sessions were relaxed, calming and even amusing at times. I always felt safe, supported and I left feeling stronger and more confident than I was when I went in.”
How I Work
I have a foundation degree in Humanistic Counselling with Transactional Analysis. This means that I am trained in recognising the personal growth potential in all of us; to offer a non-judgmental environment to explore this in; and to work with you to explore how your past has influenced the decisions you’ve made and how you interact with others – from your family and partner to your workmates and boss.
I also have experience in using Mindfulness, which can be seen as managing overwhelming thoughts and feelings by paying attention to the present moment; and CBT, which can be seen as exploring how and why we give particular meanings to events in our lives in order to maintain beliefs about ourselves.
BA (Hons) Communication Studies
BSc (Hons) Reflective Therapeutic Practice
FdA Humanistic Counselling with Transactional Analysis
Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Counselling Skills
Certificate in CBT Skills
Fundamentals of Gestalt Therapy Theory
Introduction to Mindfulness
Introducing Mindfulness Skills to Clients
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Meditation
Solution Focused Practice For Clients at Risk
A Solution Focussed Approach to Addictions
The ABC of OCD
10 years of one to one client experience
3 years as Senior Associate Counsellor at the University of Winchester
1 year as Volunteer Counsellor at MIND in Andover
2 years as Telephone Counsellor for employee assistant programme
What I charge
A free 30 minute initial assessment session.
Ongoing sessions £50 for a 50 minute session.
Where I am
10 miles from Andover, Winchester, Newbury and Basingstoke