South Coast Therapy - Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Jim Handley MBACP(Accred)

"I felt so much better after seeing Jim. He listened and he helped me to find a way forward with a difficult situation in my life. I'm so glad I chose to work with him."

Psychotherapist and Couples Counsellor in Lymington, New Forest, Hampshire

My name is Jim Handley and I am an experienced BACP accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor based in Lymington, Hampshire near Southampton.
Besides my extensive training as a psychotherapist working with individuals, I also have specialist qualifications and expertise in couples counselling and relationship counselling.

I have supported many people, over the past 20 years, in dealing with the pressures and problems that affect all areas of their lives, including difficulties in relationships, depression, anxiety, stress, self esteem issues, trauma, divorce, bereavement, sexuality, parenting and step-parenting, anger management and personal development.

My aim as a psychotherapist is to provide a safe, confidential space within which to explore an individual's sense of self and any difficulties that they may have.

I am passionate about helping couples and individuals to find a way forward with their problems, however those problems present themselves. If you need to see me I will endeavour to arrange an appointment for you as soon as possible.

I also offer therapist and counsellor supervision for those working with individuals and I offer specialist supervision for those working with couples. Please contact me for more details.

Counselling and Psychotherapy provide us with the tools to deal with life in a more satisfying way. They are powerful and effective in enabling us to make changes in our lives and to benefit from those changes. In particular you may feel empowered; this means stronger, braver, more defined and clearer about what you want in your life and how to bring it about.

I have evening and Saturday appointments and I also work on Skype.
I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy, intensive therapy, relationship guidance and anger management. I work with individuals and couples, in Lymington, the New Forest area, Southampton and West Hampshire


My practice is based in Lymington, Hampshire at the edge of the New Forest between Southampton and Bournemouth. It is within easy reach of Poole and Bournemouth .

I provide a supportive environment with complete confidentiality and adhere to the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist’s Code of Ethics

Please use the tabs at the top of of this page for information about Counselling and Psychotherapy, Couples Counselling, my experience as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist and my approach to counselling.

If you would like to ask me any questions (with no obligations) about Counselling and Psychotherapy please email [email protected]. Alternatively, please call 01590 688519 for an informal chat.I have a limited number of Saturday appointments.

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