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Azalea Counselling Counselling from Eastleigh near Winchester
with Vicky Mould

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"When someone really hears you without passing judgement on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mould you, it feels damn good". - Carl Rogers


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Counselling can offer a safe and supportive relationship to attend to your mental health and wellbeing

If you are struggling with your mental health, I hope to be someone you feel you can contact - on my practice mobile 07729 193629 or by email.

Mental health issues can be wide-ranging, yet you may be experiencing depression/prolonged low mood, anxiety, panic or fear or feelings of low self-confidence, anger, shame or worthlessness.

Or you may be battling suicidal thoughts and feelings, a sense of helplessness or despair or perhaps troubling voices, beliefs or memories.

Or you may be experiencing difficulties with sleep, decision-making, concentration, motivation or being around family members or friends.

Whatever you're experiencing, I can offer non-judgemental and compassionate support.

I can work with you for as long as you may need.

We can work together online or over the phone. If you're concerned about finances - such as being on a low income, I can offer a reduced fee for your sessions. Please do ask me about this.

I have been counselling since 2011 and volunteering for Rethink Mental Illness since 2015. In the past, I have been a Support Time Recovery Worker for Together for Mental Wellbeing and a Support Worker for female inpatients of an NHS psychiatric Hospital. I have also volunteered for the charity Solent Mind.

While I hold professional knowledge of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder, I do not see a diagnosis (or diagnoses) as defining who you are or the life you're capable of living.

I believe in mental health and trauma recovery and the unique potential you have within you.

Counselling is a courageous step, yet I'm a down-to-earth, friendly-natured counsellor. I can help you feel at ease and talk freely.

Sadly, negative perceptions around mental health issues still exist, and this may affect the support you have available to you. But I won't judge.

I can help us establish a therapeutic relationship where you feel safe, supported and empowered.

And we can explore and reflect at your pace.

Offering you attentive listening, compassion and acceptance, you can feel genuinely valued, heard and understood - perhaps for the first time.

If you're experiencing suicidal thoughts and feelings, we can explore them so you can gain a sense of control and rediscover feelings of hope.

We can also explore life experiences that may have impacted your mental health or be contributing to your mental health, such as:

  • Loss or bereavement
  • Surviving sexual or domestic abuse
  • Carer stress
  • Loneliness or social isolation
  • Relationship issues or changes
  • Pregnancy, childbirth or parenting
  • Chronic illness
  • Disability
  • Bullying or harassment
  • Work-related stress.

    But we don't have to rely solely on talking to work through experiences or feelings - we can use creative mediums in session, such as art materials, cards or photos if you'd like to.

    My aim in our counselling relationship is to support confidence and trust in yourself, so you can make choices or changes you want to make and increase your overall sense of wellbeing.

    If you'd like to book a free consultation or ask questions before taking that step, please email me through this site or call or text 07729 193629.


  • Coping in a crisis

    I am trained in crisis counselling and can offer you support in sessions, yet if you are feeling overwhelmed now, you can call or text a helpline, use the StayAlive app or contact an NHS service.

    You do matter.

    Talking can help.

    Being listened to can make a real difference.

    There is hope.

    Samaritans
    The Samaritans offer confidential emotional support 24 hours a day. You can call 116123 free of charge and also use their Self-Help app.
    www.samaritans.org/

    Shout
    Shout offers a confidential text service 24 hours a day. You can text SHOUT to 85258.
    giveusashout.org/

    SignHealth
    SignHealth is the 24-hour crisis text line for deaf people. You can text DEAF to 85258.
    signhealth.org.uk/

    StayAlive app
    Stay Alive is a confidential suicide prevention resource for you or someone you know.
    www.stayalive.app/

    NHS Services
    The NHS Advice Line is available 24 hours a day. You can call 111 and press option 2 for mental health support. In a life-threatening emergency, go to A & E or call 999.
    111.nhs.uk/

    Papyrus Hopeline UK
    Papyrus offers a confidential helpline for young people (under 35's). You can call 0800 068 4141.
    www.papyrus-uk.org/

    Suicide Prevention UK (SPUK)
    SPUK offers a supportive listening service. You can call 0800 689 5652 in confidence.
    www.spuk.org.uk/

    Switchboard LGBT+
    Switchboard runs a confidential helpline for LGBT+ people. You can call 0300 330 0630.
    switchboard.lgbt/


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