Welcome to Winchester Psychology
Therapy and counselling in Winchester and online
I am Dr. Helen Sessions, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist based in Winchester, Hampshire. I have worked as a psychologist and therapist since 2000, treating adults with a wide range of difficulties relating to mood, anxiety, trauma and interpersonal problems.
Following a detailed assessment, I offer an individually-tailored treatment programme designed to meet your therapy goals, improve your mood, confidence and relationships with others, and to get to the root cause of your symptoms. This facilitates long-lasting change.
I offer a range evidence-based of psychological therapies, including:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
I also draw on ideas and strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and mindfulness. All interventions are tailored to your needs, based on presenting problems and individual goals.
Find the support you need to move forward
The Therapeutic Relationship
The therapeutic relationship is the foundation of successful therapy and I work hard to create a safe, nurturing and supportive environment for you to talk about difficult thoughts and feelings and to move forward. We will work together to decide on the best approach for you based on your difficulties and goals, and will agree on how many sessions to meet for (usually six to 24, depending on the duration and complexity / severity).
In rare circumstances, I may feel that CBT / CAT is not the right approach, or that another service would be better equipped to support you (e.g. an NHS service, if there are risks from self-harm, abuse or suicidal thoughts). I am happy to ‘signpost’ to other services if this is appropriate.
Providing help with:
- Complex and single-event trauma / PTSD;
- Anxiety disorders, including health anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD);
- Mood disorders, including depression / low mood, mood swings, bipolar affective disorder (manic depression), post-natal depression;
- Eating problems, including over- or under-eating;
- Trauma, including single-event traumas (e.g. a car crash) or multiple traumas (e.g. childhood abuse);
- Interpersonal issues, such as difficulties forming or maintaining relationships.