Welcome

Are you trying to make sense of what’s happening at the moment and not sure how to move forward? Do you just want to find yourself again so you can move on from difficult feelings, situations and the past? Find that one hour, once a week in your life, to understand and manage those feelings, situations and past so you can find deeper peace of mind, awareness of what you want and how to get that better soul-life wholeness. Counselling changes lives for the better.

I offer specialised support for people who are developing a deep relationship with their Self as well as navigating through tough life experiences like relationships, past trauma and emotions that fog up the clarity of inner and outer perception. Just an hour of counselling once a week can shift those obstacles within to find that soul food.

Soul counselling helps you overcome unhelpful patterns, disappointment, resentment, fear of failure, anxiety and hopelessness through finding better ways of thinking about yourself and the situations you live and work in. Spiritual counselling helps you find your whole self and navigate your life towards a more meaningful and purposeful one.

I offer online, phone and in-person counselling at The Salisbury Practice in Stockbridge, Hampshire, for adults and young people (11-18) and supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists.

Through the website I provide resources such as links and websites about depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+, inspiring videos and relaxation techniques. I also provide recordings for relaxation and self-development work that complement the counselling sessions. Clients have found them useful for learning to relax and develop healthy techniques to deal with unhealthy thinking and intense or overwhelming emotions. A recent addition to the resources is the energisation technique that clients find useful. Intense emotions and processing past trauma can be exhausting and so I developed some energisation techniques to help clients increase their energy levels while working through their counselling. Clients have found them helpful and have continued to use them even after counselling.

Testimonials

Martin Handy is a great guy to talk to if you are suffering from any sort of imbalance in life. I had just 6 sessions with Martin and they made sense of all the noise that was in my head. I was in quite a rough place at the start of the process and by the end my outlook on life was very different. Honestly would highly recommend, no judgement soft and easy guy to talk to.  Mike.

Martin is a totally dedicated professional. He genuinely cares about helping you to solve your problems. He is very astute and pinpoints exactly what the problem is. He then helps you to help yourself through your challenges, which I found invaluable. He made such a positive difference to my life. I thoroughly recommend Martin for counselling.  Gill.

Martin is an excellent counsellor who I’d recommend to anyone for either face-to-face or online counselling. He has a very calm, supportive and thoughtful approach that helps you work through your thoughts and emotions at your own pace and to your own voice. He has been a tremendous help to me over the past year.  Joe.

I had got myself into a emotional pickle and needed help in understanding the mess and finding a way out. I find it hard to discuss feelings and emotions and when I tried to unravel things for myself I would feel clumsy and inarticulate and frustrated at my inability to make any progress. I decided to try counselling even though I felt apprehensive and unsure about it.From the start, the very first phone call, Martin put me at ease. He was very empathetic on the phone and was able to give me quite a few pointers to help me there and then. With his guidance on the subsequent sessions I was able to make rapid progress unravelling the tangle I’d caused myself and start to build a happier life. Martin brings out the best in people – I never thought it possible to get to the bottom of personal problems, but very soon found myself thinking clearly and able to describe my emotions, motives and thoughts – the cloud of frustration lifted. Martin’s style is one of engagement. He gives a lot in the sessions to stimulate the thought process and give you the tools you need to be a self-counsellor between sessions and life in general. I looked forward to my meetings with Martin since I could talk openly without feeling awkward – such an environment meant each session yielded tangible gains and gave me the steer I needed to self-counsel during everyday life. Nick.

Where do I work from?

I work from home via phone and online video but I also work in Stockbridge at The Salisbury Practice.

The Salisbury Practice
3 Clarendon Terrace
High Street
Stockbridge
SO20 6EY

Martin Handy Counselling | find us on Counselling Pages

Google maps can be accessed from my Counselling Pages Directory webpage.

There is free parking close by.

Free Consultation

I offer a free consultation up to 50 minutes either online via video or by phone. Contact 01794 278372 for a free consultation.

Online counselling (1 hour) £35

In-person counselling in Stockbridge (1 hour) £50

Online supervision £40 (75 min) and £45 (90 min)

In-person supervision £60 (75 min) and £70 (90 min)

Crisis Support for Mental Health

If you are experiencing crisis please download this fact sheet crisis-_teams which explains what support is available for you. It is published by the Rethink website and provides a great deal of information. I also provide lots of support and links in this website to help for depression in the resources section.

BACP Public Perception Survey of Counselling 2019

The BACP conducted a survey of the public this year about their perceptions of counselling. Their findings are linked here: bacp-public-perception-survey-2019-infographic.

© Martin Handy 2020