Applecross Counselling for adults, children and adolescents in Portsmouth

About Me

I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working with adults, children and adolescents in Portsmouth and surrounding areas.

Georgia Swift  

Dip.Couns Cert.Couns.Studies Cert.EP (YJ)


I held a lengthy career within the caring professions, working with both adults and children in a variety of settings. I have specific areas of experience which include;

  •  Specialist roles within the Criminal Justice System (Youth & Adult)
  • Supporting Looked After Children in community projects & in residential care homes
  • Behaviour support within mainstream education & in alternative provisions
  • Group facilitation for children (music and singing as therapy, emotional literacy & behaviour change programmes)
  • Group facilitation for adults with issues around drug and alcohol misuse (residential rehabilitation facility)
  • Supporting bereaved parents and siblings

I always knew that a career in counselling was my calling so when the time was right I returned to education, studying for a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling at the University of Chichester.

In addition to my Southsea  and Waterlooville based private practice I  can offer appointments in the clients home.

I have experience of counselling clients within the NHS and provide counselling for charities supporting baby loss, survivors of sexual abuse and for families enduring criminal trauma. 

I work within the Ethical Framework of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate and am fully insured.

How Counselling Can Help You

It takes courage to acknowledge that  for whatever reason you are struggling to manage life as well as you might like. It takes courage to accept that you need help to manage ongoing difficulties or a traumatic life event. 

Counselling  is a talking therapy which gives  you a safe, non judgemental and confidential space to talk about difficult feelings and challenges you may be experiencing. 

Life events can impact children and adolescents in number of ways affecting school life, behaviour and inducing phobic and anxious behaviours. I can work with children to help them to process and manage difficult experiences and begin to enjoy a less worrisome life again.

As your Counsellor I will be beside you  to help you on your journey of recovery. I won't tell you what to do but together we can explore your options to make managing life easier or find ways of helping you heal from a critical life experience. 


"You don't always need someone to show you the light sometimes healing begins when someone sits beside you in the dark and lets you know that you are understood" 

~ Georgia 2016


Issues I can help you through include:

Coping with loss, grief and bereavement

Low self-esteem & poor self image

Depression, low mood and anxiety

Loneliness and isolation

Terminal illness & coping with the illness of a loved one

Dementia (including support for love ones)

Managing traumatic experiences 

Difficult relationships

Mediation - conflict, workplace & neighbour disputes

Child & Adolescent emotional, social and behavioural difficulties (ESBD)

Childhood worries affecting school attendance

Support for parents facing difficulty with a childs' behaviour

Working to address the cause of antisocial and offending behaviour

Supporting victims of crime including the families of offenders

Managing the upset of losing a beloved pet

Addiction & dependency - substances, alcohol, gambling and other problematic behaviour patterns


Applecross Counselling for adults, children and adolescents  in the Portsmouth area.

Home Visits by arrangement.




Testimonials

Past Clients have given kind permission for me to publish their feedback

"You have been part of my journey and made it much easier to cope with. I will never forget the way you helped me, thank you" (S)


"You helped me and I found strength I didn't know I had" (H)


"Counselling wasn't 'my thing' I was embarrassed and thought it was a load of nonsense! You have showed me I was wrong about it and your support has been huge. Thank you" (C)


"I felt comfortable talking to you about my problem from the first appointment. You put me at ease and helped me believe I could cope" (C)

FEES

Cancellations require a minimum of 24 hours notice, any less will require payment of the full fee

Contact Me In Confidence

Enquiry Form

Georgia Swift Counsellor

02392 048 481

Hours

Monday - Friday: Appointments between 9am - 7pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: By appointment