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Counselling & Psychotherapy

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One in four people struggle with a mental health illness at some point during their life. This can be overwhelming, and incredibly difficult to face alone. At Revive we offer a confidential, professional, and safe environment for you to explore the traumas you have experienced. Alongside your therapist we will help you find ways to manage, improve, and enhance emotional wellbeing.

Counselling

Open-ended counselling

(no fixed number of sessions)

Face to face counselling

Online counselling

Telephone counselling

Experienced Therapists

Fully qualified and experienced therapists

 

Hundreds of hours of client experience

Registered Members of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

 

Fully insured

Enhanced DBS checks in place

Registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)

Meet Our Therapists

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Aimee

Therapist

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In my experience of working with clients I have found that communication has  usually been undervalued within their lives. I believe that when people begin to express authentically how they are feeling, and what they’ve experienced, communication can hold real power in healing. This can be from finding managing techniques and coping mechanisms that work uniquely to the individual. We can also explore potential changes with-in their life, environment, patterns and behaviours. A client’s autonomy and self-determination is always held in high regard. Acceptance can feel distant and difficult to reach independently, by offering a supportive and non-judgemental environment this enables clients to explore how they are feeling and find a true sense of self.

 

I have particular interest and experience of working with clients around relationship issues, trauma related issues, depression and anxiety. I am currently studying towards a couples counselling course, so will be offering therapy to couples in the near future.

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Joel

Therapist

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I'm a person-centred therapist. That means I believe that therapy is about being an understanding and supportive companion on your journey. For me, the relationship which we can create working together is what will help you feel better, more than any particular technique or homework. Meeting with a real human being who cares about you and is interested in helping you improve your own experience of life, whatever it has been, is what makes the difference.

 

I'm committed to celebrating diversity and difference, and work hard to recognise my privilege and use it in a positive way as an ally. I have extensive experience with counselling on gender identity and have had many young people as clients dealing with their concerns.

 

I also use my work teaching counselling to make sure I keep at the forefront of research, along with the PhD I am due to start in 2024 about supporting therapists working with suicidal clients.

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Experience

  • Abuse

  • Addiction

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Conflict

  • Depression

  • Eating disorders

  • Family issues

  • Gender identity

  • Low self esteem

  • Neurodivergence

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Physical health and illness

  • Psychosis

  • Relationship issues

  • Self-harm

  • Sexual orientation

  • Spirituality and faith

  • Suicide

  • Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

 

We have vast experience of working with people with complex mental health problems, and although we are not able to diagnose we are able to support you with where the core of these difficulties began.

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People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.

Carl R. Rogers, A Way of Being

Simple Pricing Per Hour

Daytime and evening appointments, Monday to Friday. £50 per sessions, all sessions are 50 minutes.

Hampshire Based

Hampshire-based. Revive's counselling office is in Park Gate, between Southampton and Fareham. Ample parking available, and a few minute's walk from Swanwick train station.

Online or telephone work with anyone in the UK

Fully Qualified

Fully qualified, insured, and Registered Members of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).

Why Choose Us

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Counselling

What is counselling?

Counselling is a relationship where you and your counsellor work together to help you understand how you're feeling, why you're feeling that way, and how you can feel better. Sometimes it's about gaining more of an understanding or acceptance of difficult or traumatic situations you have been through, sometimes it's about finding out more about yourself. Research has shown time and time again that the most important variable in successful counselling is feeling that there is the possibility of change in your life – at least an openness to this possibility. There is some neuroscience around how receiving caring empathic understanding from someone else helps our own internal experience of self-understanding and self-acceptance, as well as the more informal experience we all might have had of being able to express ourselves honestly and openly without having to worry about how the person we're talking to is feeling. At Revive, we believe that you are the expert on your own experience and struggles. We don't pretend to know better how to resolve things, but we absolutely trust you to be able to work things out in your own way. All clients are unique individuals, and that means we work uniquely with all of them to find and agree the best way of being helpful. How much counselling will I need? It’s not usually possible to predict how long someone might need to have counselling for. At Revive we offer open-ended counselling with no fixed number of sessions, but regular reviews with clients to make sure things are working. Some clients also choose to take a break from counselling and then come back later, or return to work on different issues. This will always be something which our counsellors will be happy to talk with you about. Will counselling be confidential? Confidentiality is essential in counselling – it's one of the strongest ways of building a trusting and supportive relationship. Nearly everything you talk to your counsellor about will be just between you and them. But it's not absolute. There are times when your counsellor may need to break confidentiality, which they will contract with you in the first session. Most of these situations are about keeping you or someone else safe – especially anyone under 18 – but there are a few rare situations where it is against the law not to pass information on, for example: terrorism or organised crime. The only other person your counsellor will talk to about your work together is their supervisor. Their role is to keep the work safe and to help your counsellor be effective and helpful. Our supervisors don't have access to any personal information about clients, and any conversations about counselling are kept confidential by the supervisor too.

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If You Have Any Questions Or Would Like To Enquire About Availability Please Send Us A Message

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Couples Therapy

Coming Soon...

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Testimonials

Some kind words from previous clients

The search for finding a good therapist in Britain can be tough; I myself had a couple of false starts before I booked an appointment with Aimee and Revive. I've never looked back since. My therapy sessions are incredibly grounding no matter if we're breaking down complex past experiences or just talking about a difficult week. I always leave my session feeling lighter and more focused than I did before. I find Aimee's style of therapy to be incredibly helpful in both reassuring me that I'm on the right track, whilst also working with me to ensure I'm living the life that I want to live. I always feel listened to, appreciated and made to feel like all my thoughts have value. I'm very lucky to be working with Aimee, and have felt a lot more comfortable in my own skin since I started this therapy.

 

I had such a good experience with Joel as my counsellor. I had plenty of counselling before, but it always seemed to be about what they wanted it to focus on – my family or history – rather than what I wanted. I tried my best with them all but it never seemed to help. I worked with Joel through some really difficult experiences, but it was always based on whatever I wanted to talk about and however I wanted to explore things.

 

Over time I became more confident, and felt I could work things out for myself more effectively. It was like something really came alive in me – something which had been there all along, but I wasn't able to access or understand it. I always felt valued, understood, and accepted, and I could tell he really cared about me. Thank you Joel – you're great!

 

From our first week Aimee approached our sessions with an accepting and warm demeanour, which means that throughout the last 3 years I have been able to work through significant life events with the knowledge that the environment is safe, trustworthy and judgement-free. Aimee is kind, welcoming and flexible, and the Revive counselling room is private and secure. Aimee will make sure you feel comfortable and is one of those people that you find yourself relaxed and at ease around. I could not adequately describe the impact that Revive has had on my life, it has been nothing short of incredible, and I would truly recommend their services to anyone seeking support.

I am delighted to share my experience with Aimee at Revive, and words can hardly express how grateful I am to have found her. Before meeting Aimee, I had tried several counsellors, but the connection was never right. I didn't feel at ease speaking with them, and it seemed they lacked genuine interest in helping me. Like many, I have a troubled past and often face difficulties in the present. However, since I found Aimee, I've been able to discuss issues that have been deeply troubling me for many years, ones that held me back. I've grown more comfortable in my own mind since beginning my sessions with her, and I feel that my time with her has been incredibly beneficial on many levels. If you're reading this, I strongly encourage you to book an appointment and experience for yourself just how valuable counselling with the right person can be.

 

I think Joel helped save my life. I was basically going a bit crazy, I couldn't cope. I was self-harming a lot and felt like there wasn't any point in being alive. I started seeing and hearing things that weren't real, but I was terrified of telling anyone because I thought they'd throw me in hospital and I'd lose my job. Things were really dark – but that feels like a long time ago now.

 

Joel was always there for me. He listened to me. He was on my side. I don't know what he thought, but I never felt like he believed I was crazy. He never told me what to do, or how I should behave. I could just be who I needed to be. And over time, it was hard but I got better – because of the help I got. The scars on my arms fade over time, but I hope I will always carry the memory of how much Joel helped me when I really needed someone.

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