The Real You Counselling

CounsellOR nEAR WINCHESTER, Hampshire

The Real You Counselling

Shelley Dodd.

MBACP, BSc(Hons), FdA (Distinction), Diploma (Children, Young People).

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website.

I am a qualified counsellor registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

I specialise in supporting Children, Young People, and Adults with their physical and emotional well-being through both short-term counselling and long-term psychodynamic therapy.

My approach is respectful, supportive, and adaptable to your individual needs.

I offer face to face counselling sessions from my private practice located near Winchester, Hampshire.

I also offer online counselling sessions, home visits, or Walk and Talk Therapy within a secure and nurturing environment.

Why counselling?

There are various reasons why we choose to seek the support of a counsellor which include:

mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety,

physical health conditions like infertility or illnesses,

difficult life events such as loss or bereavement,

challenging emotional experiences like stress or unresolved emotional issues,

wanting to address unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behaviour patterns.

Additionally, people may seek counselling for personal growth and development, in order to gain a deeper understanding of themselves.

How can counselling help?

Counselling is a form of talking therapy that enables us explore how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours can have a negative impact both ourselves and our relationships with others.

Through the counselling supportive process we can gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and develop effective solutions to the challenges we may be facing.

Counselling supports us navigate and process past traumatic experiences, such as infertility, pregnancy loss, bereavement, illness, disability, and life transitions.

Counselling also offers support during times of anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, sadness, loneliness, low mood, or struggles with self-worth.

Client Reviews

I feel I have grown exponentially working with Shelley. She has helped me come out of my shell and challenges me in the best way possible, to ensure I reach my potential. Shelley thinks outside the box and helps me problem solve new ideas and solutions. She is truly inspiring.

Shelley, you've listened to me with a kind ear and not judged me when you could have, which I'll always be thankful for.

Shelley has helped me navigate and understand complex emotions which I have struggled with for many years and have been crippling. Shelley has also helped me identify my own patterns of behaviour that are unhelpful and with her help I am beginning to learn how to show myself compassion and look forward to leaving the past behind me. Her support has been invaluable and I am beginning to feel I have a brighter future ahead.

Shelley's consistency as a good human always made sessions very productive and feel like a super safe place.

Shelley speaks to me as a person and not a patient.

She has such a kind and empathetic manner.

Shelley is a lovely, positive person and very easy to talk to. It was nice to be able to speak with her about my worries and she helped me resolve concerns about myself.

Shelley has a positive, calming manner that instantly puts me at ease.

She helps me think and work rationally and realistically through my thoughts and concerns.

A safe, non- judgemental space to consider my experiences, future actions alongside my control over situations.

100% of clients reported they would have counselling with Shelley again and would recommend her to others because she was easy to talk to, listened to me, and my feelings and problems were understood.