Counselling in BH14

Photo of Andrea Thomas, Psychotherapist in BH14, England
Andrea Thomas
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Poole BH14
I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and certified Transactional Analyst offering psychotherapy, EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and clinical supervisor I have experience working with clients who are struggling with trauma related symptoms such as PTSD, depression and anxiety. I am deeply committed to an ethical non-discriminatory practice with my clients and abide by the principles and ethics of the UKCP and BACP. My private practice is located in Lilliput, Poole within each reach of Bournemouth and surrounding areas.
I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and certified Transactional Analyst offering psychotherapy, EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and clinical supervisor I have experience working with clients who are struggling with trauma related symptoms such as PTSD, depression and anxiety. I am deeply committed to an ethical non-discriminatory practice with my clients and abide by the principles and ethics of the UKCP and BACP. My private practice is located in Lilliput, Poole within each reach of Bournemouth and surrounding areas.
020 3974 2183 View 020 3974 2183
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Kasandra Gulka
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Poole BH14
I use my expertise and experience to help people address their challenges at a level they can’t reach on their own. I see individuals who feel stuck for a whole variety of reasons. Maybe you are stuck in a past trauma; maybe you are struggling to move forward in your life; or maybe you are stuck in unhealthy behavioural patterns. Whatever brings you to therapy, my speciality is a deep exploration of all the factors that are holding you back. To do this, I develop long-term supportive relationships with my clients and work in an open-ended way, rather than just “fixing” the immediate problem.
I use my expertise and experience to help people address their challenges at a level they can’t reach on their own. I see individuals who feel stuck for a whole variety of reasons. Maybe you are stuck in a past trauma; maybe you are struggling to move forward in your life; or maybe you are stuck in unhealthy behavioural patterns. Whatever brings you to therapy, my speciality is a deep exploration of all the factors that are holding you back. To do this, I develop long-term supportive relationships with my clients and work in an open-ended way, rather than just “fixing” the immediate problem.
07723 427685 View 07723 427685
Photo of Samantha Stanyard, Counsellor in BH14, England
Samantha Stanyard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Poole BH14
I am a counsellor who believes in looking at people holistically, considering all aspects of their life as an interconnected whole and linking it with what is troubling them in the present. Counselling can provide you a safe and confidential place to talk through how you have been feeling and become empowered to make the changes you would like and begin to move forward. I am experienced in helping people talk through such feelings as trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, relationship difficulties or understanding symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause.
I am a counsellor who believes in looking at people holistically, considering all aspects of their life as an interconnected whole and linking it with what is troubling them in the present. Counselling can provide you a safe and confidential place to talk through how you have been feeling and become empowered to make the changes you would like and begin to move forward. I am experienced in helping people talk through such feelings as trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, relationship difficulties or understanding symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause.
01202 145482 View 01202 145482
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Philip Rose
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Poole BH14
In today's fast-paced world, people experience many challenges and complex pressures. As a psychotherapist, I offer clients a secure and confidential space to explore their situation and examine the obstacles affecting their happiness and health. I strive to support clients’ emotional and personal growth by creating an open dialogue which encourages curiosity and reflexivity to help them confront their challenges, gain insight into their lives, and move closer to what they hope to achieve through therapy.
In today's fast-paced world, people experience many challenges and complex pressures. As a psychotherapist, I offer clients a secure and confidential space to explore their situation and examine the obstacles affecting their happiness and health. I strive to support clients’ emotional and personal growth by creating an open dialogue which encourages curiosity and reflexivity to help them confront their challenges, gain insight into their lives, and move closer to what they hope to achieve through therapy.
01202 059322 View 01202 059322
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Shingi Moyo
Counsellor
Poole BH14  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is founded in the belief that every individual deserves a safe and compassionate space to address their challenges and work towards their well-being. Drawing from my training, I use an integrative approach and value each client's unique experiences, beliefs, and cultural background, recognising that effective therapy must adapt to the diverse array of human experience. I firmly believe that everyone has the capacity to reach their fullest potential and I am dedicated to walking alongside individuals on their journey of self-healing
My approach to therapy is founded in the belief that every individual deserves a safe and compassionate space to address their challenges and work towards their well-being. Drawing from my training, I use an integrative approach and value each client's unique experiences, beliefs, and cultural background, recognising that effective therapy must adapt to the diverse array of human experience. I firmly believe that everyone has the capacity to reach their fullest potential and I am dedicated to walking alongside individuals on their journey of self-healing
01202 125401 View 01202 125401
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The Binge Eating Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Poole BH14
Do you long to experience some peace, freedom and self trust around food? I believe this should be a birthright for everyone. If you are feeling out of control around food and concerned about the size or shape of your body, I get it because I've been there. I now use my professional and lived experience to help others find their way out of the prison of binge eating. I'm sure you have tried many times to gain control of your eating and maybe you're at a point where you're thinking there must be more going on than simply not being able to stick to a diet. Is therapy the answer?
Do you long to experience some peace, freedom and self trust around food? I believe this should be a birthright for everyone. If you are feeling out of control around food and concerned about the size or shape of your body, I get it because I've been there. I now use my professional and lived experience to help others find their way out of the prison of binge eating. I'm sure you have tried many times to gain control of your eating and maybe you're at a point where you're thinking there must be more going on than simply not being able to stick to a diet. Is therapy the answer?
020 3637 8042 View 020 3637 8042
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Inspire Me Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Poole BH14
As a psychotherapist, I prioritise getting to know the whole person and deeply value the unique relationship that grows within the therapeutic relationship. I have a special interest in compassion focused therapy and have extensive experience in working with families who have experienced separation, divorce, domestic abuse, anxiety related to exam stress or career changes. My practice lends to a combination of trauma informed models, CBT, mindfulness and relaxation techniques which are tailored to the client’s specific needs. I have extensive training in the treatment of sexual abuse, domestic abuse and teenage anxiety.
As a psychotherapist, I prioritise getting to know the whole person and deeply value the unique relationship that grows within the therapeutic relationship. I have a special interest in compassion focused therapy and have extensive experience in working with families who have experienced separation, divorce, domestic abuse, anxiety related to exam stress or career changes. My practice lends to a combination of trauma informed models, CBT, mindfulness and relaxation techniques which are tailored to the client’s specific needs. I have extensive training in the treatment of sexual abuse, domestic abuse and teenage anxiety.
01202 013904 View 01202 013904
Photo of Denise White - Specialist Relationship Therapist, Psychotherapist in BH14, England
Denise White - Specialist Relationship Therapist
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Poole BH14
I am a specialist relationship therapist, qualified to support you as a couple or individual. When relationships become challenging, I can help you work through the uncertainty, confusion, conflict and disconnection, allowing you to move forward in your life and relationships, with clarity and understanding.
I am a specialist relationship therapist, qualified to support you as a couple or individual. When relationships become challenging, I can help you work through the uncertainty, confusion, conflict and disconnection, allowing you to move forward in your life and relationships, with clarity and understanding.
01202 125398 View 01202 125398
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Luisa Giordano Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Poole BH14
I am a relational integrative therapist. This means that you and I work in partnership to navigate a way to support you to face whichever challenges you would like to overcome. Sometimes this can be achieved through short-term work (up to 12 weeks) and sometimes a contract for much longer work will be what you need. The development of relationship between me (the therapist), and you (the client) is the driving force of how I work. Through the development of a trusted alliance we can begin to explore any vulnerabilities you bring safely in order to make sense of them together.
I am a relational integrative therapist. This means that you and I work in partnership to navigate a way to support you to face whichever challenges you would like to overcome. Sometimes this can be achieved through short-term work (up to 12 weeks) and sometimes a contract for much longer work will be what you need. The development of relationship between me (the therapist), and you (the client) is the driving force of how I work. Through the development of a trusted alliance we can begin to explore any vulnerabilities you bring safely in order to make sense of them together.
01202 125367 View 01202 125367
Photo of James Morris, Psychotherapist in BH14, England
James Morris
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Poole BH14
The type of therapy I offer is a place where you can express yourself without judgement. Each person often has their own unique key to what they need, and I am committed to really listening and finding what that might be for you. From my perspective as a therapist, although we can't change our past, having the right kinds of support can help us look forward and put us back in the driving seat. In our first session, I offer a warm, honest, and open conversation for you to freely express where you are and what you hope for. We can explore any questions you might have about the therapy process and get to know each other.
The type of therapy I offer is a place where you can express yourself without judgement. Each person often has their own unique key to what they need, and I am committed to really listening and finding what that might be for you. From my perspective as a therapist, although we can't change our past, having the right kinds of support can help us look forward and put us back in the driving seat. In our first session, I offer a warm, honest, and open conversation for you to freely express where you are and what you hope for. We can explore any questions you might have about the therapy process and get to know each other.
01305 236775 View 01305 236775
Photo of Gillian Brake, Counsellor in BH14, England
Gillian Brake
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Poole BH14
Are you having difficulty making day to day decisions? Are you looking to understand yourself better and needing a quiet space to gather your thoughts? Feeling lost in choices and working hard to find focus may be areas of concern. Deciding to make a change and wonder what might be best for you may help give you clarity. Looking for a calm and safe space with a professional counsellor can offer you this opportunity.
Are you having difficulty making day to day decisions? Are you looking to understand yourself better and needing a quiet space to gather your thoughts? Feeling lost in choices and working hard to find focus may be areas of concern. Deciding to make a change and wonder what might be best for you may help give you clarity. Looking for a calm and safe space with a professional counsellor can offer you this opportunity.
01202 145503 View 01202 145503
Photo of Katie Ellis, Psychotherapist in BH14, England
Katie Ellis
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Poole BH14
I have over 9 years of experience in face-to-face client work, and I have specialist training in working with sexual trauma, historical sexual abuse and adverse childhood experiences. I also support individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship and attachment issues, and self-harming behaviours. Alongside my private client work, I am an affiliate counsellor for numerous Employee Assistance Programmes offering solution focused time limited work, and provide support for unpaid carers via The Leonardo Trust.
I have over 9 years of experience in face-to-face client work, and I have specialist training in working with sexual trauma, historical sexual abuse and adverse childhood experiences. I also support individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship and attachment issues, and self-harming behaviours. Alongside my private client work, I am an affiliate counsellor for numerous Employee Assistance Programmes offering solution focused time limited work, and provide support for unpaid carers via The Leonardo Trust.
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Photo of Jo Sharkey, Counsellor in BH14, England
Jo Sharkey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Poole BH14
I am an accredited, integrative therapeutic counsellor, finding that working in this way, gives uniqueness with each client, connecting in a way that is best suited to them as an individual. I have extensive experience, working with a variety of clients, of all ages.
I am an accredited, integrative therapeutic counsellor, finding that working in this way, gives uniqueness with each client, connecting in a way that is best suited to them as an individual. I have extensive experience, working with a variety of clients, of all ages.
01202 013935 View 01202 013935
Photo of Peter Lasek, Counsellor in BH14, England
Peter Lasek
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Poole BH14
I’m an Integrative Counsellor and I provide highly specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Person-Centred Therapy. Working as a short and long term counselling for Adult clients. I'm working face to face and online (via Zoom or Skype) I have helped many people overcome depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, panic, phobias, relationship
I’m an Integrative Counsellor and I provide highly specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Person-Centred Therapy. Working as a short and long term counselling for Adult clients. I'm working face to face and online (via Zoom or Skype) I have helped many people overcome depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, panic, phobias, relationship
01865 951490 View 01865 951490
Photo of Calm Seas Therapy, Counsellor in BH14, England
Calm Seas Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Poole BH14
Are you feeling worried, stressed, anxious or just unhappy? I can help you explore what is happening for you in your life. I will listen and give you a safe, open space. It is your time to be free to feel and explore what ever you need to.
Are you feeling worried, stressed, anxious or just unhappy? I can help you explore what is happening for you in your life. I will listen and give you a safe, open space. It is your time to be free to feel and explore what ever you need to.
01202 068402 View 01202 068402
Photo of Cathy Crammer, Counsellor in BH14, England
Cathy Crammer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Poole BH14
Hi I’m Cathy. I offer counselling to adults and young people over age 16+. I can provide support in a variety areas including anxiety, depression, stress, anger, self esteem, relationship problems and also specialise in eating disorders, body image issues and grief/loss. Counselling sessions can be in person, by Zoom, phone or Walk and Talk outdoors. I offer a discount to NUS and Counselling Students. I offer a non judgemental environment to help you explore problems. If you are looking for support please get in touch.
Hi I’m Cathy. I offer counselling to adults and young people over age 16+. I can provide support in a variety areas including anxiety, depression, stress, anger, self esteem, relationship problems and also specialise in eating disorders, body image issues and grief/loss. Counselling sessions can be in person, by Zoom, phone or Walk and Talk outdoors. I offer a discount to NUS and Counselling Students. I offer a non judgemental environment to help you explore problems. If you are looking for support please get in touch.
01202 125407 View 01202 125407

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BH14

10+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in BH14 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
88% Stress
75% Depression
69% Life Transitions
63% Relationship Issues
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% WPA
33% Aviva
33% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in BH14 see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BH14?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.