Meet the team

Lottie Passell Syms | Lead counsellor & placement coordinator

Qualifications: Dip. Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Cert. Ed., Dip. Supervision, MBACP

Role: Counsellor, Trainer

Expertise: Counsellor, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, PTSD/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.


Kira Whitehead | Operations Manager

I oversee both the Eastleigh Youth Counselling Service and Teenage Drop-in Centre (under the Young People’s Wellbeing Service) and ensure staff are able to continue delivering the valuable service. I enjoy working with such passionate colleagues who are dedicated to improving the wellbeing of young people.



Our counsellors

Beth Eames

Qualifications: Dip. Counselling, MNCS Acc

Expertise: Counsellor, family work, Youth work, domestic violence & abuse, Bereavement, Relationships, trauma, anger, anxiety.

I am an experienced and qualified therapist, and an accredited and registered member of the National Counselling Society. I have worked with both adults, young people and families. I have experience with various issues including anger management, depression, abuse, anxiety, relationship/family issues, trauma and loss and bereavement.

I have enjoyed working at Eastleigh Youth Counselling Service for over ten years.


Lucy Hills

I have worked at Eastleigh Youth Counselling since early 2017, working with many young people on a range of issues. I use gestalt techniques, utilising a mix of both talking and creative therapy, to help to bring the client into the here and now. Working creatively helps people explore their thoughts and feelings in the moment.




Fiona Shorney | Counsellor

Pip Hart | Counsellor

Gavin Scott | Counsellor

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Welcome to our new website.

Hello Eastleigh!

Welcome to our new blog based website. We aim to support young people in the…