Hello and welcome to my page; my name is Steph Petrelli. I am a qualified, professional Psychotherapist with a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology and a registered member of the BACP.
In a very busy and hectic world, I believe counselling is one of the few places people are truly able to dedicate some time for themselves. It can be extremely helpful and effective to talk it out with someone who will listen with compassion and without judgement.
During my counselling career, I have had the chance to work with both adults and young adults suffering from a wide variety of issues. I have worked at a university counselling centre helping to support students throughout their education using a brief, solution-focused framework. I have also provided longer term counselling support for a charity in Portsmouth.
I can offer a warm, safe environment to help explore your problems without passing judgement. No one is more of an expert on your life than you and I want to understand and work through your problems with you. I value your experiences and what you bring to our sessions.
I have always been a part of a multidisciplinary team and therefore use methods and strategies from a variety of approaches, all depending on with whom I'm working. This integrative approach allows me to tailor each session to your specific needs and experiences. It is important to me to ensure you are getting the most appropriate support that works for you. I may use techniques from various counselling models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Brief Solution Focused, Gestalt, Mindfulness, Person-Centred, as well as other methods.
You can find more information about me and my practice on my website: www.iocounselling.com.
BA (Hons) in English and History
Bachelor of Education with Qualified Teacher Status- I used to teach secondary school English.
Master of Education in Counselling Psychology
Registered member of the BACP
Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Individual Counselling Sessions
I can offer you a warm, safe environment to help you explore your problems without passing judgement. No one is more of an expert on your life than you and I want to understand and work through your problems with you. I value your experiences and what you bring to our sessions. We will work together in order to build confidence, independence, and resilience to improve and maintain your wellbeing.
COST : £50
Individual Video Counselling Sessions
If you're unable to meet, I am happy to offer you individual video counselling sessions to accommodate your needs.
COST : £50