Expanding a Counselling Practice

After leaving Portsmouth’s Charterhouse Counselling around 2011/12, I centred my LGBT Couple Counselling practice within The Marple Cross Centre, Southsea.

The Southsea location allowed me to branch out with additional counselling services (now that I was attaining qualifications in couple work and group work). The loation was also idea for wheelchair users, being located accessibly on the ground floor.

My services remain accessible to Southsea and surrounding areas of Hampshire (Gosport, Portsmouth, Hayling Island) via my LGBT Counselling Services over Zoom & Skype (click that button!). 

The Marple Cross Centre (Southsea)

Where you’d Find my Southsea Practice

The Marple Cross Centre was located on the coast of South Hampshire, just 5 minutes walk from the beach (Osborne Road, Southsea, PO5). A single-story set of offices with 4 counselling rooms all on the ground floor, all wheelchair-accessible.

Southsea was my second Hampshire practice location.

After working within The Marple Cross Centre for a handful of years I came to join the management team as co-director. We enhanced the services the therapy centred provided to the local Portsmouth & Southsea region, including a very powerful – and free – website-based: “Find a Therapist” service. Find a Therapist combined all the data we had on all private therapists associated with the Centre. The website presented a friendly interface which was used to indicate personal ailments and suggested therapists who could help. Bookings could be made within minutes. The service was queried by local Hampshire residents seeking therapy over 100,000 times during its lifetime. 

Eventually, The Maple Cross Centre served its purpose and the management team decided to close and move to separate practices within Hampshire.

My next location was to establish Waterlooville Counselling, some five/six miles north of Portsmouth & Southsea

LGBTQ+ Relationship Therapy Service Highlights

Gay Marriage Counselling

Counselling specifically aimed at gay marriages, civil partnerships and common-law LGBT partnerships.

LGBTQ+ Couples Counselling

Counselling for LGBTQ+ Couple Partnerships regardless of sexuality nor gender-identification.

Open Relationship Counselling

Counselling for partnerships having opened, or thinking of opening, their couple relationship.

Polyamorous Group Counselling

Counselling for established polyamorous groups - or newly forming polyamory / non-monogamy.

Sex Counselling for LGBT/QIA+

Counselling for partnerships struggling with intimate sex lives.

Individual Counselling

Counselling for an LGBT/QIA+ Individual.

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Albemarle House, Osborne RoadSouthseaHampshirePO5 3LBUK
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Private Relationship Counselling exclusively for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Mixed & Queer Couples and Established Polyamorous Groups - serving the UK Nationwide over Zoom & Skype, plus locations in and around central Havant, Petersfield to Waterlooville, Cosham to Portsmouth & Southsea, Southampton to Chichester, Fareham to Gosport, Hayling Island, Emsworth, Westbourne, Rowland's Castle, stretching westwards to Bournemouth and eastwards towards Brighton & Hove. For local residents anywhere in between and regularly further afield!

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