Open. Relaxed. Friendly.

A safe space to be yourself and talk about what is important.

Open. Relaxed. Friendly.

A safe space to be yourself and talk about what is important.

Welcome to
Get There
Counselling

Thanks for visiting the site – you’ve taken the first step to making important changes in your life that can benefit you for years to come.

I am led by what you want to focus on and with that in mind, it is crucial that you feel safe to be yourself and talk about what is important to you. I have experience with anxiety, depression, stress, loss, bereavement, and work with young people who are at risk of sexual exploitation, domestic abuse and neglect.

At Get There Counselling there’s nothing we can’t talk about. We can work together to find what’s best for the most important person in your life… you.

Here to help

Every person is different. I can help you manage and work through the challenges you face.

Anxiety & Stress

Understand and manage the causes of stress and anxiety in your internal and external world, so you can focus on your goals.

Bereavement

Grief and loss can cause powerful, disruptive changes. I can help you progress through troubled times to move forward.

Identity & LGBTQ+

Understanding who you are is a powerful tool for success and wellbeing. Create a better self-image and improve your perspective with counselling.

Trauma

Trauma from our past can visit us when we least expect it and wreak havoc on our lives and those around us.

Book a meeting

Times and availability

I have availability each week to make sure that you have the reliable, regular support you need.

If you would like to discuss different timing to those listed, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Honest and open communication
An open and compassionate space for all
LGBTQI+ Friendly
Understanding and involved in the community and its challenges
One-off or Regular Support
Sessions that suit your circumstances

Grow. Progress. Overcome.

Get to know yourself better and find the answers you need.

What we offer

There are many types of therapy and counselling, and I specialise in Gestalt and Humanistic methods. That simply means focusing on your thoughts in the here and now, and how to bring about positive changes in your life.

Sometimes it helps to play out scenarios to understand how they might affect you, or even discuss dreams or patterns of thoughts. The goal is always to provide you with a better perspective of your situation, the forces that can affect you, and ways to move forward with healthy, positive outcomes.

Happy clients

About me

Richard Whitenstall
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I am a Gestalt Counsellor and started seeing clients in 2013 through placements at Hampshire charities No Limits and Cruse.

From 2017 to 2019 I set up and ran a counselling service with London charity Positive21. In the past I have worked with LGBT young people who are at risk of sexual exploitation, domestic abuse and neglect as a project worker. I am co-author of “Strength to Talk” which is dedicated to men’s mental health with all proceeds going to the charity Mind.

A career highlight was being able to improve understanding of the risks that LGBT young people face to other mental health professionals at Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) County Forum in 2014.

Richard Whitenstall