Philippa Spits Counselling
Humanistic and Integrative Counselling
Wantage, Witney and online
"When you give yourself time and space to be heard and
when someone truly listens, talking can help you feel
coherent, whole, alive, valued and connected."
WHY COME TO COUNSELLING?
There are many reasons that people choose to come to counselling. Life can be tough sometimes - perhaps anxiety and depression feel overwhelming, or you may have had a traumatic experience, a painful relationship breakup or a bereavement. There might also be times when you just feel like giving up. Or possibly you have noticed that you are feeling 'not quite' yourself. You might be curious about exploring habitual patterns of behaviour, or seek to make some positive changes in your life.
At times like these it can be helpful to talk to someone. I offer a warm, friendly, compassionate, safe and confidential space to explore what is happening in your life at the moment.
"Knowing oneself comes from attending with compassionate curiosity
to what is happening within."
Hi - thank you for looking at my website.
I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and hold a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling from the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC). In addition I am an accredited and a full clinical member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I also belong to the Oxford Therapy and Self-Development Network (OTS) - this is a co-operative of therapists (all modalities) offering an assessment and referral process, and CPD.
I am an experienced therapist and have worked with clients, both adults and young people, from different backgrounds and with a wide range of issues: depression, anxiety, low mood, suicidal ideation, relationship issues, bereavement (including suicide and drug related deaths), low self-esteem, abuse (sexual and domestic violence), work difficulties, illness and issues around caring.
My counselling background encompasses training and working as a counsellor in a variety of settings. I have experience as a volunteer counsellor in the charity sector - Cruse and Victim Support and have over five years experience of working as a counsellor with parents at a family centre in Swindon and a family counselling service in Newbury.
I currently run a private practice and work from therapy centres in Wantage and Witney and also work online (available to clients from all over the country, including the Isle of Man). I also hold a Level 5 certificate in counselling children and young people, and am available to see
young people aged 14 and older.
Prior to counselling I worked in both the arts (music) and education sector.
I continue to teach; offering private music lessons.