South Coast Therapy - Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Jim Handley MBACP(Accred)

"I found Jim to be open, direct and perceptive. He helped me to see the whole picture and to find a way forward in a complex situation."

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 specialist training and experience in working online, via Skype, and over the phone. If you are interested in the flexibility and convenience that these options allow, I offer a free initial half-hour session so that you can experience working this way. For more information on working online please see the Working Online section to be found under the 'Psychotherapy and Counselling Services' tab at the top of the page.

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 and you are welcome to contact me for a no-obligation phone conversation about the way that I work and what I can offer you.

Under the 'Counselling and Psychotherapy Services' link at the top of the page you will find pages with further information on Couples Counselling, Individual Counselling, Men in Therapy (including details of a new Men's Group starting in the autumn) and Intensive Therapy.

I offer Intensive Therapy for both couples and individuals who wish to work for up to four hours a day over a short period of time, usually three or four days, either because of time constraints or because they want to address a complex issue in detail.

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

If you would like to ask me any questions about Counselling and Psychotherapy or to book an appointment, please email [email protected]. Alternatively, please call 07999 562130.

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

If you are having difficulties or are feeling stuck in any area of your life, do contact me.

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