About Me

I’m an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist based in Whitchurch, Hampshire, less than 10 miles from Basingstoke, Andover, Newbury and Winchester.

I’m a senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a full clinical member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy which means that I’m bound by and work within each of their Ethical Frameworks – www.bacp.co.uk – www.psychotherapy.org.uk

I have regular supervision with UKCP-registered, senior supervisors. I’m registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as part of the Data Protection Act and a registered practitioner with Bupa and AXA Health private healthcare providers.

About Callum Baird

How I Can Help

You can use sessions to offload, for support with an issue in your life now or to explore more long standing struggles. I have experience of working with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, identity, sex, mid-life, life changes, loneliness, relationships, loss, separation and bereavement.

I offer an initial free assessment session. I believe it’s important for you to get a good idea of me and how I work as much as for me to hear your story before you decide to invest into our work together.

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“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.”

Jo, Newbury

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“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.”

Chris, Oakley

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“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.”

Simon, Winchester

How I can help

How I Work

My original counselling training was in Humanistic Counselling with Transactional Analysis. This can be seen as recognising personal growth potential and to offer a non-judgmental environment to explore how our early history can influence the decisions we make and the relationships we form.

My later counselling training in Reflective Therapeutic Practice built on my growing client experience. Exploring and building on the importance of the relationship between the client and the therapist.

My recent Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapy training expanded on this by working creatively with that relationship. Linking intuition and imagination with thinking and feeling in the space created between us. Perhaps even to explore the therapeutic relationship itself which in turn could help you understand yourself and how you are with others.

This way of working can provide a more soulful, less clinical perspective. For example to mental health diagnosis, giving voice instead to your experience of life; working not so much with ‘what’s wrong with you?’ more with ‘what’s happened to you?’


AdvDip Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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


15 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

Experience and Training in Therapy and Councelling

What I charge

A free initial assessment session.

Ongoing sessions £55 for a 50 minute session.

Where I am

Whitchurch, Hampshire

Ring me on

08432 891348

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