About me

Lottie Passell-Syms: Dip Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Cert Ed, Dip. Supervision, MBACP Role: Counsellor, Lecturer, Trainer, Expertise: Counsellor, CBT, PDST/Trauma, Youth work, Bereavement, Relationships, Abuse.


I am an experienced and qualified therapist and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have worked with both adults and young people and have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anger management, depression, abuse, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and loss and bereavement.

About me: As a counsellor I have real enthusiasm for working with all age groups and one of my passions is that I have been involved with youth counselling for the last ten years. In that time, my commitment to young people has enabled me to establish Eastleigh Youth Counselling Service, which has now been running successfully for eight years, which is hosted by Tadic, sexual health drop-in centre, in Hedgend. In addition I am the Lead Student Counsellor at Eastleigh College where I coordinate student counselling placements. I have also just taken the post of Student counsellor at Barton Peveril College. I have been working with young people for over 12 years and I also work in many other areas including counsellor supervision, teaching and running my private practice. I have a diverse range of clients which includes working with 11-25 year olds. Since 2009 I have been a lecturer at Eastleigh College where I teach Basics in Communications, ABC 3 Certificate in Counselling and I co-wrote and presented the CBT module on the new BA (Hons) in Counselling 2010.

My Philosophy: My background is in the Person-Centred Approach and CBT therapy which enables me to work, in a a non-judgemental, creative way to explore the issues being presented. I provide a safe and confidential environment where my clients can explore, talk and reflect on what is right for you ‘right now’. I prefer to work using a variety of resources depending on each client’s needs. I look forward to working with you.