Counselling in Bournemouth

Photo of Heloise Saunders, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Heloise Saunders
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH7
I imagine you find yourself here because you are struggling with something and it is becoming increasingly difficult to manage this alone. Perhaps anxiety is ruling your life or relationships are strained. Sometimes a traumatic event or painful past experiences bring everything into sharp focus. In reaching out you are listening to that voice within that is telling you all is not well. The therapy I offer will attend to this. Together we will explore your challenges and what might be realised within your struggle as potential and possibility.
I imagine you find yourself here because you are struggling with something and it is becoming increasingly difficult to manage this alone. Perhaps anxiety is ruling your life or relationships are strained. Sometimes a traumatic event or painful past experiences bring everything into sharp focus. In reaching out you are listening to that voice within that is telling you all is not well. The therapy I offer will attend to this. Together we will explore your challenges and what might be realised within your struggle as potential and possibility.
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Photo of Andrea Karina Johnstone, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Andrea Karina Johnstone
Counsellor
Verified
Bournemouth BH8
Is your life very overwhelming and challenging at times? Do you feel sometimes out of control and lost? Do you suffer from trauma? I help you find place within yourself which is untouched by the chaos. Within our therapeutic relationship, we explore together how life is for you. I provide a confidential,non-judgemental safe space. I will help you develop your relationship with yourself, to raise your self-esteem and well being. You are the master of your own ship, I will work with you to find your way. I am a yoga teacher and meditation facilitator, and qualified life coach which can help you in your healing process.
Is your life very overwhelming and challenging at times? Do you feel sometimes out of control and lost? Do you suffer from trauma? I help you find place within yourself which is untouched by the chaos. Within our therapeutic relationship, we explore together how life is for you. I provide a confidential,non-judgemental safe space. I will help you develop your relationship with yourself, to raise your self-esteem and well being. You are the master of your own ship, I will work with you to find your way. I am a yoga teacher and meditation facilitator, and qualified life coach which can help you in your healing process.
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Laura Starnier
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH7
I am a psycho-spiritual therapist with additional training in bereavement and creative expression. My practice allows for the structure of psychoanalysis, whilst welcoming the spiritual and physical way you are in the world. (You do not have to identify as 'spiritual' to enter transpersonal therapy.) It also recognises that we are interconnected. In other words, what is happening to you, involves others too, it is not all of your own creating. I also work with physical symptoms of psychological pain. The way we work with or against our physical-ness has a deep impact on the way we live our lives.
I am a psycho-spiritual therapist with additional training in bereavement and creative expression. My practice allows for the structure of psychoanalysis, whilst welcoming the spiritual and physical way you are in the world. (You do not have to identify as 'spiritual' to enter transpersonal therapy.) It also recognises that we are interconnected. In other words, what is happening to you, involves others too, it is not all of your own creating. I also work with physical symptoms of psychological pain. The way we work with or against our physical-ness has a deep impact on the way we live our lives.
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Vicki Pearson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH8
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. I am a qualified and experienced adult and young person’s counsellor. I offer a warm, safe, and confidential space where I aim to raise your self-awareness and facilitate change and improvements in your life. During your therapy, I may incorporate techniques from different modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Neuroscience models. The therapy is always tailored and centred around you, and we work at your pace.
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. I am a qualified and experienced adult and young person’s counsellor. I offer a warm, safe, and confidential space where I aim to raise your self-awareness and facilitate change and improvements in your life. During your therapy, I may incorporate techniques from different modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Neuroscience models. The therapy is always tailored and centred around you, and we work at your pace.
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Jo Sharkey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bournemouth BH6
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.
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AS Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH4
I am a fully qualified professional Counsellor who has a range of experience from working with children and young people to adults ranging from 18-60+. I provide a safe environment where you can come and explore any issues or feelings you have, without the fear of being judged or told what to do. I believe we all have the tools to solve our own problems or at least find some acceptance around them; sometimes things are just too hazy and jumbled to see clearly. In my own experience I have found that having the space to explore what is going on with another human being outside your personal life can work wonders. I am not saying I can
I am a fully qualified professional Counsellor who has a range of experience from working with children and young people to adults ranging from 18-60+. I provide a safe environment where you can come and explore any issues or feelings you have, without the fear of being judged or told what to do. I believe we all have the tools to solve our own problems or at least find some acceptance around them; sometimes things are just too hazy and jumbled to see clearly. In my own experience I have found that having the space to explore what is going on with another human being outside your personal life can work wonders. I am not saying I can
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Photo of Dr Katie Casey, Psychologist in Bournemouth, England
Dr Katie Casey
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Bournemouth BH6
Waitlist for new clients
Living (or parenting a child) with the effects of trauma and other mental health difficulties can feel impossible. Unfortunately, finding help can be a daunting process with so many solutions being offered and not all of them being evidence based. The next best step is often to get in touch for a free 15 minute consultation to find out if I feel like the right fit for you or your child.
Living (or parenting a child) with the effects of trauma and other mental health difficulties can feel impossible. Unfortunately, finding help can be a daunting process with so many solutions being offered and not all of them being evidence based. The next best step is often to get in touch for a free 15 minute consultation to find out if I feel like the right fit for you or your child.
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Photo of Ozgu Ozluk, Psychologist in Bournemouth, England
Ozgu Ozluk
Psychologist, MSc, FMBPsS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH1
My commitment to enhancing individuals' well-being led me to focus on substance misuse and anxiety, where I engaged in comprehensive research and practical applications. This academic journey equipped me with advanced knowledge and a nuanced understanding of the intricacies surrounding addiction services and mental health. As a professional dedicated to the intersection of mental health and substance misuse, I continue to leverage my expertise to make meaningful contributions in this critical field.
My commitment to enhancing individuals' well-being led me to focus on substance misuse and anxiety, where I engaged in comprehensive research and practical applications. This academic journey equipped me with advanced knowledge and a nuanced understanding of the intricacies surrounding addiction services and mental health. As a professional dedicated to the intersection of mental health and substance misuse, I continue to leverage my expertise to make meaningful contributions in this critical field.
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Photo of Anna Clarkstone, Psychotherapist in Bournemouth, England
Anna Clarkstone
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bournemouth BH8
I am an accredited integrative counsellor/psychotherapist. I am trained in a variety of different counselling theories and aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential relationship, by walking alongside you, facilitating healing and enabling you to reach your goals. Counselling provides support and professional help by talking about the problems you are experiencing in life. I currently see clients online. Do feel free to contact me for an initial online chat or phone call.
I am an accredited integrative counsellor/psychotherapist. I am trained in a variety of different counselling theories and aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential relationship, by walking alongside you, facilitating healing and enabling you to reach your goals. Counselling provides support and professional help by talking about the problems you are experiencing in life. I currently see clients online. Do feel free to contact me for an initial online chat or phone call.
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Photo of Gabriela Macauley, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Gabriela Macauley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH9  (Online Only)
Are you... Struggling with an overwhelmed or traumatised mind; Stuck and not sure what to do next; Or just want to talk to someone and unburden yourself? As an integrative counsellor, I will help you explore what is going on in your life, work out what changes are possible, and together determine a way forward that works for you. I have specialist training in The Rewind Technique and Guided Imagery & Visualisation for C-/PTSD, phobias, stress, anxiety, depression.
Are you... Struggling with an overwhelmed or traumatised mind; Stuck and not sure what to do next; Or just want to talk to someone and unburden yourself? As an integrative counsellor, I will help you explore what is going on in your life, work out what changes are possible, and together determine a way forward that works for you. I have specialist training in The Rewind Technique and Guided Imagery & Visualisation for C-/PTSD, phobias, stress, anxiety, depression.
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Ozde Gul Demir
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Bournemouth BH1  (Online Only)
Hello. I am Özde. I have been working for six years as a psychologist. My area of expertise is individual teeneager and adult personality disorders, especially Borderline, Schizophrenia, OCD, Bipolar..I also take a session a client who has struggle Anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression and panic attack. I always try to help people learn to cope with stressful situations, overcome addictions, manage their chronic illnesses, and tests and assessments that can help diagnose a condition or tell more about the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves.
Hello. I am Özde. I have been working for six years as a psychologist. My area of expertise is individual teeneager and adult personality disorders, especially Borderline, Schizophrenia, OCD, Bipolar..I also take a session a client who has struggle Anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression and panic attack. I always try to help people learn to cope with stressful situations, overcome addictions, manage their chronic illnesses, and tests and assessments that can help diagnose a condition or tell more about the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves.
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Photo of Kasia Stankiewicz, Psychologist in Bournemouth, England
Kasia Stankiewicz
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified
Bournemouth BH3
I strongly believe that in order to provide the best possible psychological help there is a need to build tailored, high-quality programmes for each and every client. I offer a bespoke approach with a strong focus on discretion, privacy and confidentiality.
I strongly believe that in order to provide the best possible psychological help there is a need to build tailored, high-quality programmes for each and every client. I offer a bespoke approach with a strong focus on discretion, privacy and confidentiality.
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Photo of Claire Alexandra Ingram, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Claire Alexandra Ingram
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH7
Hello, I'm Claire. I am an experienced counsellor, working on-line and face to face from my therapy rooms in Southbourne. There are many different reasons why you may be looking for change in your life. For example, you may be suffering from day-to-day anxiety, or perhaps you have experienced traumatic life events leading to depression, addictive behaviours or problems in your relationships. You may not even be sure why you feel this way. At times like these it can help to talk to a professional who can work alongside you to help you achieve understanding and clarity, enabling you to make the changes you want in your life.
Hello, I'm Claire. I am an experienced counsellor, working on-line and face to face from my therapy rooms in Southbourne. There are many different reasons why you may be looking for change in your life. For example, you may be suffering from day-to-day anxiety, or perhaps you have experienced traumatic life events leading to depression, addictive behaviours or problems in your relationships. You may not even be sure why you feel this way. At times like these it can help to talk to a professional who can work alongside you to help you achieve understanding and clarity, enabling you to make the changes you want in your life.
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Photo of Atacan Tanaydin, Psychologist in Bournemouth, England
Atacan Tanaydin
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Bournemouth BH1  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks personal growth and transformation, grappling with challenges like anxiety, depression, relationships, or self-esteem.Their goals include self-awareness, improved self-esteem, healthier coping, and meaningful relationships.They aspire to break negative patterns, overcome obstacles, and unlock their potential for a fulfilling life.Trust, collaboration, and confidentiality are crucial to them.They value evidence-based techniques, practical guidance, and tailored support.Committed and ready for change, they seek resilience, joy, and fulfillment.
My ideal client seeks personal growth and transformation, grappling with challenges like anxiety, depression, relationships, or self-esteem.Their goals include self-awareness, improved self-esteem, healthier coping, and meaningful relationships.They aspire to break negative patterns, overcome obstacles, and unlock their potential for a fulfilling life.Trust, collaboration, and confidentiality are crucial to them.They value evidence-based techniques, practical guidance, and tailored support.Committed and ready for change, they seek resilience, joy, and fulfillment.
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Photo of Carmel Davis-McCluskie, Psychotherapist in Bournemouth, England
Carmel Davis-McCluskie
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH8
I've been a practicing as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist for over 20 yrs now. Over the years I've worked with a diverse range of clients, coming with a multitude of different reasons. I offer a safe, confidential space, acknowledging the importance of building a good rapport in order for therapy to work.
I've been a practicing as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist for over 20 yrs now. Over the years I've worked with a diverse range of clients, coming with a multitude of different reasons. I offer a safe, confidential space, acknowledging the importance of building a good rapport in order for therapy to work.
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Photo of Laima Counselling, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Laima Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH5
Accepting and compassionate Humanistic - Existential talking therapy helps you to get through difficulties which might have been piling up for a long time or they have crashed down on you unexpectedly. It works, because it is relational and because we are wired to get better and grow with the help of another human being. I am trained and have experience of holding a space for you to unload what's weighing you down and help you tap into your resources to find the answers, a new perspective or a way out. It's a process, it's a journey that is best undertaken together.
Accepting and compassionate Humanistic - Existential talking therapy helps you to get through difficulties which might have been piling up for a long time or they have crashed down on you unexpectedly. It works, because it is relational and because we are wired to get better and grow with the help of another human being. I am trained and have experience of holding a space for you to unload what's weighing you down and help you tap into your resources to find the answers, a new perspective or a way out. It's a process, it's a journey that is best undertaken together.
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Photo of Julie Checklin, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Julie Checklin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH9
I am a Person Centred and Humanistic Counsellor. This means I work from the belief that each client is an expert on themselves, knowing more about themselves than anyone else. I provide emotional safety and psychological support, in a calm environment where you will be valued and respected. By gaining clarity and perspective on what is troubling you right now, and with increased insight into your own internal world and how you interact with the world around you, your confidence in your ability to move forward in the right way for you will grow.
I am a Person Centred and Humanistic Counsellor. This means I work from the belief that each client is an expert on themselves, knowing more about themselves than anyone else. I provide emotional safety and psychological support, in a calm environment where you will be valued and respected. By gaining clarity and perspective on what is troubling you right now, and with increased insight into your own internal world and how you interact with the world around you, your confidence in your ability to move forward in the right way for you will grow.
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Photo of Alison Woodward, Psychotherapist in Bournemouth, England
Alison Woodward
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH9
Waitlist for new clients
Thinking about accessing counselling is the first step to access support. Seeking help can be daunting, I hope the information below will help you make an informed choice about what type of support will be useful for you. I aim to work with you to explore what you are finding difficult at the moment and to support you to develop strategies that will improve your psychological wellbeing. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of clients both in private practice and for organisations specialising in trauma recovery.
Thinking about accessing counselling is the first step to access support. Seeking help can be daunting, I hope the information below will help you make an informed choice about what type of support will be useful for you. I aim to work with you to explore what you are finding difficult at the moment and to support you to develop strategies that will improve your psychological wellbeing. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of clients both in private practice and for organisations specialising in trauma recovery.
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Photo of Richard Dolan, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Richard Dolan
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Bournemouth BH6
Choosing a therapist is hard! Let me get straight to it - I've helped hundreds of people over thousands of hours, to change their lives, overcome challenges, resolve traumas, and feel better about themselves. I work with anyone brave enough to ask for help, but specialise in men's mental health, relationship issues and divorce trauma.
Choosing a therapist is hard! Let me get straight to it - I've helped hundreds of people over thousands of hours, to change their lives, overcome challenges, resolve traumas, and feel better about themselves. I work with anyone brave enough to ask for help, but specialise in men's mental health, relationship issues and divorce trauma.
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Photo of Lisa Crafter Counselling and Psychotherapy , Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Lisa Crafter Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, GMBPsS
Verified
Bournemouth BH4
I have a special interest of helping adults who have unhelpful coping strategies that keep them stuck, such as eating too much or too little; drinking too much; withdrawing into themselves; &/or working harder to activate perfectionist & self-destructive behaviours. Perhaps you're questioning who you are as you struggle with such feelings & question if you'll ever feel better? Perhaps you struggle to find the right words to talk about how you're feeling & shut down if others ask how you are? You don't know where else to turn, struggle on & feel afraid of what may happen if you're not okay. You are exhausted & want things to change.
I have a special interest of helping adults who have unhelpful coping strategies that keep them stuck, such as eating too much or too little; drinking too much; withdrawing into themselves; &/or working harder to activate perfectionist & self-destructive behaviours. Perhaps you're questioning who you are as you struggle with such feelings & question if you'll ever feel better? Perhaps you struggle to find the right words to talk about how you're feeling & shut down if others ask how you are? You don't know where else to turn, struggle on & feel afraid of what may happen if you're not okay. You are exhausted & want things to change.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bournemouth

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Bournemouth who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
88% Self Esteem
83% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
72% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
69% AXA PPP
53% Vitality

How Counsellors in Bournemouth see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bournemouth?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.