SCPP :: Phine Dahle
Phine Dahle is an experienced therapist creating a warm, professional environment working from a Victorian town house in Portswood, Southampton.
Working one to one, with couples and groups. The practice also hosts workshops and runs events.
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I have been practicing as a psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor for over 25 years, also as a trainer in counselling, assertiveness and communication skills.
Previous to that I was a teacher working in schools and the community - the 'fringes' of education and special needs, adult literacy, numeracy, second language, family work (parents and pre-school children).
I loved this work but had a strong desire to develop my knowledge and deepen my experience and so I decided to retrain to be a psychotherapist.

My journey as a psychotherapist has also been a very personal one. Originally in therapy myself, I found such benefits that I decided that this was what I wanted to do professionally.

Through my own development and working with people of all ages and in different situations for 37 years or more, I both know and believe that we can influence and improve the quality of our own lives and our relationships.
I believe that we human beings never stop wanting to be challenged and to learn new things, including managing our feelings, thoughts and behaviours in order to put ourselves more in charge of our lives.
This belief was confirmed to me when I observed my four month old granddaughter and saw the enormous effort she would put into growing and developing, and the excitement she showed in achieving the next move.
It is a great satisfaction to me to see people I see learn to be more curious than judgmental about themselves, work with change and be excited in achieving a change of behaviour, a different way of seeing a situation and finding new ways of expressing themselves, to themselves and in their relationships, be they partner/spouse, son/daughter friend or colleague.

Sometimes we just don't know how to make the changes that can give us a more satisfying or happy life.

Training, Qualifications & Experience
Professional background.
MA.Ed;UKCP reg Accredt through Spectrum

Initially trained as a teacher worked in special, family and adult education.
I've been in practice since 1987 working with individuals, couples, pairings (work colleagues, friends, mother/daughter/son, father/daughter/son, siblings/any family relationships), groups and organisations and I've been a trainer in counselling, assertiveness and communication skills.
I also provide professional, clinical and workplace supervision for individuals and in groups.

I have an eclectic, humanistic training from Spectrum Centre for Humanistic Psychotherapy, London; a broad training which includes 6 years of gestalt with the Miami Institute of Gestalt, and over the past 17 years have studied Formative Psychology with Stanley Keleman at the Centre for Energetic Studies Berkeley California.
I tutor on CAMS course at Southampton University, - Psychotherapy and Formative Psychology.
I was the founding director of the first Natural Therapy Centre in Southampton, for 11 years, which was known for its high standards of professionalism and expertise.

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Areas of counselling I deal with.
(by no means a comprehensive list)


Anger Management
Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
Career Counselling
Child Related Issues
Couples Counselling
Eating Disorders
Low Self-Confidence

Low Self-Esteem
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Postnatal Depression
Psychosexual Therapy
Relationship Issues
Sexual Issues
Work Related Issues

I charge £90 for a full hour. Fees are negotiable under certain circumstances which we would talk about.

Further Information
Having made contact by phone and or email, we would meet for an initial session, where you would tell me a bit about what is happening for you in your life, and I would tell you how I work and answer any questions you may have. At the end we would decide between us if you would like to book some more sessions, or sometimes people want to go away and think about it first.
We work on what you bring to the session.

About what you can expect and how I work can be found here.