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30th September 2016 
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Counselling and Psychotherapy in Fareham, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Surrounding Area

My name is Brent Highmore and I have been a practicing counsellor and psychotherapist in Portsmouth, Fareham and Southampton for over 10 years. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. Although I have experience in helping individuals to find their way through all manner of issues, my main specialism is working with trauma.

Within the pages of this website I will give you details of my qualifications and experience of delivering counselling and psychotherapy in a range of different environments (such as the Metropolitan Police, University of Portsmouth and Southampton Rape Crisis), and as an accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I abide by their ethical framework to give peace of mind to all my clients. I have also included a page containing some of the feedback I have received from individuals that I have worked with in the past, to give a snapshot of some of the benefits they have felt from engaging with counselling.

I provide counselling for individuals (16+) on an open-ended basis or for a mutually agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. As an integrative counsellor I may use a range of approaches which I will talk through with you during the session, to find the best possible way to help you reach your goals. This may involve some "homework" between sessions which again we will discuss.

I am also happy to provide supervision to trainee counsellors or other practitioners. I have supervised volunteer counsellors at Southampton Rape Crisis and have also delivered clinical supervision to counsellors and social care practitioners for other organisations.

Along with my supervision, counselling and psychotherapy work I am also an experienced trainer in issues around SRE (Sex and Relationships Education). Within this role I have developed and delivered workshops and training programmes in schools, colleges, youth clubs and conferences for young people and professionals on topics such as relationships, consent, sexual exploitation, bullying and cyber-bullying, internet safety, violence and many more.

During my time as a counsellor I have worked with adults and young people through a wide range of issues, some of which are highlighted below. Whilst not an exhaustive list by any means, I am just aiming to give a flavour of some of the topics that I have helped individuals to work through:

  • Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Relationships
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Looked-After Children
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Eating Disorders
  • Redundancy
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Sexuality
  • Unwanted Sexual Experience
  • Panic Attacks
  • Addiction


    My counselling practice is within easy reach of Locks Heath, Southampton, Fareham and Portsmouth. Situated in Locksheath, a quiet suburb between Southampton, Fareham and Portsmouth, my counselling room is just a few minutes drive from junction 9 of M27 (Segensworth Roundabout) and has plenty of space to park on the road outside. My counselling room is also a 10 minute walk from the bus stop and about 40 minutes walk from Swanwick Station.

    There are times in life when we all feel that things are getting too much, or that we feel somehow stuck. It can seem that we have to soldier on or deal with problems on our own, but it doesn't have to be that way.

    Are you looking to benefit from a place to take some time-out?
    ... to explore your thoughts and feelings?
    ... to empower yourself to make some positive changes?
    ... to get back some sense of control in your life again?
    If the answer is yes to any or all of these questions then please don't hesitate to get in touch... and enjoy the benefits that counselling and psychotherapy can give you.



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