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Norman Claringbull - Accredited  Counsellor

Norman Claringbull
Accredited Counsellor

  • 30 White Heather Court, Southampton, SO45 6DT Show Map
  • Multiple times available +
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  • Individual £70 Couple £70
  • 42% of enquirers became verified clients
  • 1 verified review 
"Norman is easy to talk to, offers excellent thought-provoking questions and always acts in a way that helps you. He gets you to question what you are saying, to get to the root of the problem, without ever judging you or making you feel anything less than at ease."

What to Expect

Try one session, to see if you feel comfortable with Norman, and decide if therapy may help you.


The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests counselling for Depression.

Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You determine what issue regarding your childhood or adult life you discuss. An aim of counselling is to help you to speak about a difficulty and find a solution which is appropriate for you.


Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you gaining insight into the difficulties you confront. It considers your thoughts, emotions and relevant moments in your history. Psychotherapy aims to help you change or find appropriate ways of coping.


  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress

Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • BUPA
  • PruHealth
  • WPA

Thoughts on Mental Health

Lots of people are reluctant to admit that they might need some help with a mental health problem. Somehow, seeing a counsellor or a psychotherapist is something to be ashamed of - 'a bit of a stigma'. Often, this is because emotional concerns or psychological discomfort are commonly (but very wrongly) associated with the very severe mental illnesses - with 'going crazy'. The fact of the matter is, at some time in their lives, about 1 in 6 of the UK population develop some sort of an emotional or a psychological issue that is sufficiently troubling to be considered 'of clinical interest'. However, they are far from being 'mad' or 'oddballs'. They are certainly not 'crazy'. They are simply people who, just for now, are finding life is getting a bit too difficult to handle without a little professional help. Consulting a psychotherapist, a psychologist, or a counsellor just means that you need a bit of help. That's all - nothing more. You don't need to feel ashamed or think that the world sees you as a failure. In fact, asking for help means that you have been honest enough to accept that you have a problem and courageous enough to want to try do something about it.
Read More: What you could say to someone with mental health problems
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on a simple premise: how you habitually think about the things that trouble you, and how you routinely act in response to your troubles, make you the sort of person you are. So, if your thoughts and your behaviours are unnecessarily detrimental then you are likely to become psychologically unhealthy. Therefore, in order to get well again, you just have to swap out unhealthy ways of being for healthy ones. In other words, CBT is aimed at helping you to develop new ways of thinking and behaving; ways that are conducive to improvements in your emotional and psychological wellbeing. If, for example, you get so nervous when meeting new people that you actually feel like running away, then such an extreme reaction is obviously harmful. Clearly, you need to find out how to make your social interactions less scary. What CBT does is to help you get your reactions to life's events back into proportion, and so help you overcome your troubles. CBT helps you discover how to feel better about yourself and your life.
Read More: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a treatment for social anxiety disorder


Counselling and Psychotherapy
Middlesex University with Metanoia Institute (UK)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Senior Accredited (MBACP Snr Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Accredited since November 2001 and Registered since November 2012)

Norman Claringbull abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Verified RSCPP Client Reviews

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Anonymous, 37 from Hampshire, gave a review after 14 sessions

05 December 2016

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"Norman is easy to talk to, offers excellent thought-provoking questions and always acts in a way that helps you. He gets you to question what you are saying, to get to the root of the problem, without ever judging you or making you feel anything less than at ease."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD):

Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Ocean Village, Dibden Purlieu, Dibden, Netley, Southampton, Marchwood, Hardley, Western Docks, Northam, Sholing, Eastern Docks, Portswood, Holbury, Bitterne, Fawley, Bursledon, Swaythling, Blackfield, Lower Swanwick, Warsash

Nearest Train Stations

  • Woolston (2 miles)
  • Sholing (2.2 miles)
  • Southampton Central (2.3 miles)
  • Netley (2.6 miles)
  • Millbrook (Hampshire) (2.8 miles)
  • Bitterne (3.2 miles)
  • Hamble (3.2 miles)
  • St Denys (3.3 miles)
  • Redbridge (4.2 miles)
  • Bursledon (4.3 miles)

Wheelchair access: Yes

Updated 17 October 2018