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 I'm Celia Saunders

 a Counsellor based in Basingstoke, Hampshire. 

 I help teenagers and adults talk about the things they want to change  in their lives and support them to achieve it.

I can help you too



I'm an experienced counsellor with a wide range of skills and training which allows me to equip you with the tools you need to confidently navigate your life going forward. Over the years I have successfully helped numerous clients explore a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, abuse, trauma and grief.

Sessions are private and confidential, giving you the freedom to talk openly about feelings and the different aspects of your life where you'd like to see change. You will receive a warm welcome whatever your race, colour, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

How I can help you

Having regular counselling sessions with me will help you gain a new perspective on what's troubling you, we will look at what is working for you right now and what isn't. We will explore your options, whether that be to make changes or learning to accept what you can't.

It will be an opportunity for you to be listened to without judgement or feeling hurried, if you struggle to communicate what you're feeling I can help by giving you the language to express those feelings.

I work both short and long-term depending on your needs.


What next?

The first step is to fill in the contact form at the bottom of the website. I will respond within 24 hours to set up a free       30-minute chat which can be done face-to-face or online. This is a really good opportunity for you to see how comfortable you feel with me and to ask any questions you have. I will also ask you some questions about what brings you to therapy to ensure that I'm confident I can help you. I will talk to you about confidentiality, how I can help you and payment but don't worry you won't need to remember it all as I will email all the information if you choose to return. The decision to book ongoing therapy sessions is entirely yours, I always suggest you go home and think about it, there's no pressure from me to decide there and then. Choosing the right therapist is a really important decision, I obviously hope that it's me, but, if it's not that's OK. Once you've decided to return we will book a day and time to meet regularly either on a weekly or fortnightly basis. If you work shifts then I have enough flexibility to book a session at a time so no need to worry.

I'm based in the centre of Basingstoke with free parking available so easily accessible to all. 

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About me

I qualified as a Counsellor in 2013 having gained a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (TA).  A year later I earned a Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People. I established Vyne Counselling in 2015 while also working as a Counsellor in a local Secondary School.  As my reputation grew and my client base increased, I decided to focus solely on my business, going self-employed in 2018.

I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I follow their code of ethics. I am also a member of the Association of Christians in Counselling and abide by their code of ethics. I hold a current Enhanced DBS certificate, (Disclosure and Barring Service) which means I go through annual checks to make sure I don't have a criminal record and that I am safe to work with young people.

As a Counsellor, it's important to attend regular Supervision and Professional Development Events.  That's why I meet with my Supervisor once a month and attend training to keep my knowledge current.

If you're struggling and need help figuring out why you act or feel the way you do, I have the skills to help you.  Together, we can find solutions that give you the option to make the changes you want.

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As a parent or carer, it can be really tough to see your child struggling emotionally. While advice from friends and family can be helpful, sometimes you need the support of a professional. With over 20 years of experience working with young people, I know that they can feel overwhelmed by their feelings. Signs like anxiety, self-harm, anger, or being withdrawn are all indications that something is not right.

As a counsellor, I provide a safe space for them to talk without feeling pressured. Every session is tailored to their specific needs. I help them understand that emotions are good and not something to try and get away from, as they serve a purpose. I empower them to have the confidence to speak up when things aren't right and ask for what they need.

If you're interested in learning more, please feel free to email or call me to book a free 30-minute, no-obligation consultation. This is an opportunity to meet me, ask any questions you have, and for your child to get a taste of what it would be like to work with me on a regular basis.

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Free no-obligation 30-minute consultation

£60 a session (1 hour)

£40 for a 30-minute parental review session

£80 a session for Employee Assistance Programmes. (EAPs)



Arena Business Centre, The Square, Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire.  RG21 4EB

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Thank you for getting in touch, I'll get back to you within 48 hours

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