About Us

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Options Wellbeing Trust is a well established and respected service of over 45 years standing. We provide Counselling, Training and Development Services in Southampton, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes.

We have centres in central Southampton (Head Office), Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Salisbury, Banbury and central Milton Keynes.

Options Counselling

Options counselling service provides individuals aged 18 and over who need counselling support for any number of issues from life changing decisions to the smallest, seemingly insignificant aspects of everyday life which can leave someone feeling confused, depressed and unhappy.

Our counsellors are qualified and experienced professionals who provide confidential one to one counselling using a range of approaches, including use of CBT techniques, for a wide variety of issues including Depression, Stress & Anxiety, Relationships, Loss and Bereavement, Addictions, Eating Disorders and many more.

Our comfortable and private counselling rooms offer a safe environment where clients are able to explore issues and feelings safely and thus act as a springboard for fresh thinking and behaviours for a brighter future.

This is a fee paying service at not-for-profit rates with payment plans available.

Gambling counselling

Options provides professional counselling for anyone affected by problem gambling at all of our centres for anyone aged 16 or over.

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"Thank you for all you have done for me this year. Thank you for giving me the tools and strength to start rebuilding my life. You have created a wonderful, welcoming, warm, calm and orderly place. I hope that Options continues to grow and be accessible to more people."


Training and Development

Options Training & Development services provide specific programmes depending upon individual and business requirements.


Options provides training for organisations and individuals in recognising and managing Health & Wellbeing issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, and addictions.

We can offer bespoke workshops, training courses of various lengths and workplace programmes as well as counselling and coaching for individual employees aimed at enhancing wellbeing, reducing absences and increasing productivity. All our training is tailored to meet your organisations’ needs. 


This service provides a range of tailor made services aimed at improving individual and organisational health, wellbeing, performance and productivity issues including health issues, awareness raising, identification & management of workplace issues and related skills development.

All our training and development services are delivered by qualified trainers who are also either qualified counsellors or mental health practitioners.

Standards & Ethos

At Options we believe that everyone has the ability to change and that by providing a safe and comfortable environment, where a counsellor will listen and not judge; clients can explore and work through issues, concerns and feelings safely, thus acting as a springboard for a brighter future.

All Options experienced counsellors have been professionally trained, and work in line with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) framework for good practice, and receive regular clinical supervision to ensure the highest quality of service is maintained.

All staff support our mission statement which includes;

Personal Responsibility In Delivering Excellence - PRIDE