Trainee / Student Counsellors & Psychotherapists

At Portsmouth Therapy Partnership we are firm believers in the value of personal therapy whilst undertaking your training to become a Counsellor or Psychotherapist. Personal therapy enables a growth in self-awareness to take place, by highlighting any blind spots you are unaware of.

Above all it can be a safe and supportive space for you to explore unresolved issues either historical or current, such that they do not interfere within your own therapeutic relationship with clients. The greater your self-awareness the greater your potential for being present with your clients. It also offers an opportunity for you to explore how your theoretical training relates to you.

Our therapists have worked with Students from Chichester University, Guildford College, Roehampton (Play Therapy) and Peter Symonds College. Each training establishment has its own guidelines which need to be adhered to when choosing a counsellor. Please ensure with your chosen therapist that they meet with this criteria.

Therapists offering Trainee/Student Counselling: Shirley Baxter, Karin Davidson


  • The easiest way is to contact the Counsellor of your choice is via their individual page Karin, Shirley

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