Annabel Rich Counselling

Counselling & Supervision in Winchester, Southampton and Eastleigh

About Me

About Me

I am a professionally qualified counsellor, trained in the Humanistic Gestalt model.

Gestalt practitioners help people to focus on their immediate thoughts, feelings and behaviour and enable them to better understand the way that they relate to others. This increased awareness can help people to find a new perspective, see the bigger picture and start to effect changes.

Gestalt therapeutic work has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of issues such as anxiety, stress, addiction, and depression, through short or long term therapy. At times of difficulty, Gestalt offers people a safe, supportive space to explore difficult feelings, to understand the underlying patterns in relationships, or patterns of behaviour from the past, to enable them to begin to make changes.

As well as having a private practice I also work as a Trauma Therapist supporting victims of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

My voluntary work has been as a counsellor at The Olive Branch, a counselling service in Winchester.

Areas of Expertise

I work with clients in the following areas:







Domestic Violence

Eating Disorders

Emotional Abuse

Family Relationships

Low self confidence

Panic attacks

Physical Abuse

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder



Sexual Abuse


Suicide Ideation


Work related issues

Continuous Professional Development

I participate in regular continuous professional development and have undertaken additional training in the following areas:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for PTSD and Trauma
  • Self Harm
  • Working with Survivors of Domestic Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse Survivor Training
  • Working with Bereavement
  • Understanding Addiction
  • Play Therapy
  • Infant Loss Awareness Training
  • Working with trauma triggers, flashbacks, and memories
  • Working with health anxiety
  • Working with male mental health
  • Working with relational trauma
  • Attachment, trauma, and the therapeutic relationship


  • Accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Diploma (Distinction) in Gestalt Counselling awarded by Buckinghamshire New University
  • Level 4 in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling
  • BA Hons in Psychology and Sociology awarded by Leicester University

Professional Membership

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to their ethical principles.

I have regular monthly supervision with a qualified counselling supervisor.

I hold professional indemnity insurance.

I am also a member of the Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have an enhanced DBS certificate.