Jackie Riley Counselling, Psychotherapy and EMDR
in Basingstoke, and in Beaminster, Dorset

Counselling and Psychosexual therapy and EMDR within easy reach of Yeovil, Dorchester, Chard , Taunton and Bridport

Does life feel like its getting on top of you?
Feeling overwhelmed?
Do you have problems or worries you would like to talk through?
Do you have sexual difficulties?
Is your relationship in trouble?
Are you suffering as a result of a trauma in your life?
Are you feeling anxious?
Do you suffer from panic attacks?
Are you going through fertility treatment?
Could you benefit from a place to take some time-out?
... to explore your thoughts and feelings
Do you want to make some changes in your life?
Maybe you are just low and don’t really know why......

My name is Jackie Riley... and I have been a practising counsellor and psychosexual therapist for many years. . I am now offering counselling in the Chard , Yeovil, Bridport and Dorchester area and also work in Basingstoke on a regular basis. I am committed to providing counselling , psychosexual therapy and therapy for post traumatic stress in a safe, confidential and relaxed environment.

I work as a counsellor and psychosexual therapist with both individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of helping people address whatever brings them to me whether that be to overcome anxiety, move on from a broken relationship, work towards a specific goal or deal with a sexual problem or cope with infertility.

I am an experienced counsellor currently helping clients who are having difficulties with : -

  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Redundancy
  • Depression,
  • Addiction.
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Fertility problems
  • Self esteem issues
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Sexual abuse
  • Phobias
  • Life stage issues
  • Domestic abuse

    My practice is within easy reach of Yeovil, Chard, Bridport, Taunton, Honiton, Axminster, Dorchester and Crewkerne since I am based on the Dorset Devon and Somerset border.
    My practice in Basingstoke is in the town centre within walking distance of the station and has parking.

    I originally trained as a nurse and worked in this profession for some years at sister level. I then trained as a counsellor for individuals and couples and subsequently a psychosexual therapist. I now offer psychosexual therapy in Dorset where I live and also in Basingstoke in Hampshire. I have worked as a therapist for 20 years predominantly for the NHS in GP surgeries and in private practce. I am thus used to having to help clients in a short space of time as the NHS is usually very time limited or for much longer term work when that is what is needed and is possible. Sometimes people only need a few sessions to deal with their troubles as I can help clients find that inner strength and ability to sort things out for themselves. We all just need some support and understanding and time and space to work things out. I also work attached to a fertility clinic and have been dealing with fertility problems and their impact on people since 1998. I am especially interested in how it affects couples and their relationship and indeed their sexual relationship as it can put a lot of pressure on people. Conversely sexual difficulties sometimes make it really difficult to conceive and I can help with this as well. Infertility may lead to the need for use of donor eggs or sperm and I can help you consider the implications of this kind of treatment which can be a bit more complex.
    Since training in EMDR I have become more and more interested in how traumas of any and every kind can affect all areas of a persons life. It is a wonderful therapy that can transform people. From experiencing flashbacks and nightmares and feeling terrible about themselves to being able to let go and move on and enjoy life once more.
    Sex is an area most people find hard to talk about often especially to their partner. I am specially trained to assess the problems you may be having and help explore with you the best way to deal with them whether that be as an individual or with your other half.
    Depression and low mood are very common with more people than ever seeing their doctor for help. Research shows a talking therapy is vital to overcome depression alongside medication to avoid relapse when tablets stop. I have a lot of experience in this area and also in dealing with stress and anxiety.
    Anxiety is also a common problem today experienced by people from all walks of life. Our modern world can result in us being overwhelmed and under pressure, and stress, anxiety and depression can be the consequences of this if it goes on for too long!

    My fees are from £50 for individuals and £60 for couples per session. Fees pro rata for EMDR. (Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing)

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