Charlie Gould-Smith MBACP
Hi, I'm Charlie! I'm the Counselling Lead at Southampton Counselling Practice, and a Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am a Registered Member of the BACP and work with young people and adults.
Free - 50 Minute Consultation (Online Only)
£50 - 50 Minute Individual Session
Working With Me
One of the hardest things to do in life is admit we need help and then to reach out for it. Reading this means you have done one of those things and are hoping to do the other. There are times in life or things we experience which we can really struggle with emotionally. At times like this it can be useful to talk to someone. Talking to friends or family can be difficult as we may not want to burden them, or maybe they feel too close to the situation, or maybe you need or want some space to work out your own thoughts, feelings and what you need to do for yourself.
I am a Person Centred counsellor. At its core Person Centred counselling has a belief that everyone has an innate ability to grow, develop and change; to allow them to know themselves better and to make the best decision for them when given the right space in which to do that. It is my job to create that space.
During a session I aim to create an accepting, safe and supportive environment where you can explore whatever you want and need to, there is no subject, situation or feelings that are off limits, anything and everything is welcome. I will listen with understanding, empathy and acceptance and hope to create a warm, genuine, and honest therapeutic relationship, that will allow you to explore everything you want to and empower you to make decisions that will benefit you the most.
I believe that you are the expert in your own life and whatever you need to explore I will walk side by side with you in that exploration. I cannot fix things, I cannot wave a magic wand and make everything better, I and probably all therapist wish we could. But together we will: work collaboratively through what needs working through in that safe, accepting and supportive space; allow you to explore your inner world; find the answers or solutions, and empower you to make the decisions and take the action that will most benefit you.