Mandy Martin Counselling


Welcome to

Mandy Martin Counselling

Counselling and Psychotherapy in Andover and Winchester

I offer both online counselling and face to face counselling at my practices in Winchester and Andover.

A very warm welcome to you and thank you for accessing my website. Life can throw up many challenges and I am able to offer a supportive environment for adults, and young people, to talk through and make sense of what they are finding difficult. I work with imagery - dreams, writing, art and sand tray to help you process what is happening in your life

I hope that I will be able to offer you the support that you need at this time.

For more about me, visit my 'About Me' page.

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What issues can counselling help with?

Counselling can help with a great many things, I have listed a few of the issues I most commonly deal with in my practice below.

Together we might think about how your current concern is affecting your view of yourself, or your relationships with people in your life. You might want to explore how experiences from your past influence the decisions and actions you take now, and together we can work on whether you'd like to change any of those automatic responses.


Relationship difficulties

Attachment related issues

Disordered eating

Sexuality and gender issues



Panic Attacks


Low Self Esteem

Adoption and fostering issues

Bereavement and loss

Body image


Self harm

School refusal

As a BACP accredited counsellor, I am committed to providing a confidential and non-judgemental space for you to talk about whatever is on your mind.

To find out more about counselling with me and to read some of the frequently asked questions, please visit my 'Counselling & Supervision' page.

Making the Most of Your Therapeutic Hour

So, what's on your mind today?

The question guaranteed to make anyone's mind go blank!

Perhaps have a think about what you want to get out of each session on your drive to your therapy session. Some people have found that a good time to process what is happening for them and to sift through what feels like downloading an entire week and what's really bothersome content that could do with the focus of you and your therapist in session.

Remember the goals you had when you started going to therapy? They can help you focus on what you want to get out of each session too - if you ask yourself "Is what I want to/ plan to talk about today related to my overall goal that I started therapy with?" If the answer to this question is "Yes!", then you're probably on the right track.

The power of lists

Journaling and list making are some very productive ways of helping you to process the themes that show up in your life in various ways...

Perhaps it started with you noticing your partner not listening to you, but if you were to keep a list of all the arenas where you are not listened to, you might surprise yourself. What if you could take what you discovered with you to therapy? Between you and your therapist, you might be able to identify relevant themes or work out the meaning of being listened to/not listened to in your life.

Lists help us to process lots of data (or in this case the events of your life) in a "one thing at a time" way. This helps with our sense of control. The items on the list, over time, become so obvious that we know them so well. This is helpful when trying to break bad habits - in the example I used above you might start to notice all the ways in which you accept being not listened to - and between you and your therapist you might identify ways in which you could address those habits.

My challenge to you is to keep a list of the things you think of during the week that you might want to talk about in therapy, and take it with you to your next session.

Practice self-care in between sessions

Counselling can be difficult, bringing up a lot of upsetting feelings, which is why it is so important to be patient, show yourself compassion, and give yourself some time to recover if things are getting difficult.

Don’t schedule a session immediately before or after a big work or school event that may leave you feeling stressed and not in the best emotional state.

Do try to give yourself (or your child if they are the ones in therapy) time afterwards to put yourself back together again – a walk or a cup of tea and some time to write yourself a few notes or just reflect on the session can do wonders for you.

Who do I work with?

I work with both adults and young people on an individual basis, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

Students from schools and colleges in Andover and Winchester have said that they prefer coming to me privately so that they don't have to face intrusive curiosity from peers. Similarly, clients from the Armed Forces and emergency services have also said they prefer to access therapy away from the work arena.

What are the next steps?

If you have decided that I might be the counsellor for you, then either email or call me and we can book an assessment appointment where we can decide together if I am the right therapist for your current concerns.

Your privacy is important to me. When providing me with your contact details, please ensure that the details you provide are ones you're happy to allow me to leave messages on.

Location and Parking

I have been a practising counsellor for the past 15 years, both in England and abroad.

My practice in Andover is within easy reach of Newbury, Romsey, Stockbridge, Whitchurch and Winchester. There is on street parking available.

My practice in Winchester is a 2 minute walk from a bus route, and parking is on site. It is within easy reach of Eastleigh, Romsey, Alton and, New Alresford

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Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. In your enquiry, please indicate which practice you are interested in seeing me at.

This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07966 578453 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first.


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