Depression Counselling in Bournemouth

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Mandy Heath
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH9
Are you telling people you are 'fine' even though you know you are not? Maybe you are going through a bereavement, a life transition, a difficult period of your life and need some emotional support? Maybe you have already experienced difficulties in your life and are struggling with the way you feel on the other side of it. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem or depression?
Are you telling people you are 'fine' even though you know you are not? Maybe you are going through a bereavement, a life transition, a difficult period of your life and need some emotional support? Maybe you have already experienced difficulties in your life and are struggling with the way you feel on the other side of it. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem or depression?
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Anthony Hill Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH1
Do you suffer from difficult thoughts, feelings, or behaviours? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or relationship issues? If you need help with any aspect of your mental health, then do get in touch. I offer both Integrative Psychotherapy and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), an evidence-based, effective therapy that can bring change in a small number of sessions in Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole.
Do you suffer from difficult thoughts, feelings, or behaviours? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma or relationship issues? If you need help with any aspect of your mental health, then do get in touch. I offer both Integrative Psychotherapy and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), an evidence-based, effective therapy that can bring change in a small number of sessions in Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole.
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Susan Martin
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH1
I am a skilled and compassionate therapist, experienced in working with a whole range of concerns, from performance anxiety and phobias, to depression and personality disorders. If there is a issue getting in the way of you living the life you want to live, or from achieving what you want to achieve, then therapy can help. I work with people both short and long term and I have a particular interest in helping people to overcome the impact of trauma.
I am a skilled and compassionate therapist, experienced in working with a whole range of concerns, from performance anxiety and phobias, to depression and personality disorders. If there is a issue getting in the way of you living the life you want to live, or from achieving what you want to achieve, then therapy can help. I work with people both short and long term and I have a particular interest in helping people to overcome the impact of trauma.
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Abby Orchard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH7
Do you feel you could develop your potential further? Do you feel anxious or depressed or suffer from PTSD? Is your relationship suffering? Are you finding difficult to manage stressors? Is this getting in the way of you achieving your goals and the quality of life and relationship you desire? I can help!
Do you feel you could develop your potential further? Do you feel anxious or depressed or suffer from PTSD? Is your relationship suffering? Are you finding difficult to manage stressors? Is this getting in the way of you achieving your goals and the quality of life and relationship you desire? I can help!
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Magna Maria Erasmus
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH11  (Online Only)
I also have extensive experience in infant loss, end of life work and bereavement, depression and anxiety.
I have helped many clients change their thinking and heal emotionally so they can become who they want to be. I offer a compassionate space for clients to work through difficult thoughts and feelings to reclaim their lives and live life to the full. I offer specialist trauma support and work extensively with depression and anxiety.
I also have extensive experience in infant loss, end of life work and bereavement, depression and anxiety.
I have helped many clients change their thinking and heal emotionally so they can become who they want to be. I offer a compassionate space for clients to work through difficult thoughts and feelings to reclaim their lives and live life to the full. I offer specialist trauma support and work extensively with depression and anxiety.
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Vicki Pearson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH8
I help people manage anxiety, relieve stress, motivate them out of depression and other challenges, including panic attacks, trauma, family issues, attachment disorder, suicidal ideation, bereavement, low self-esteem, and many more.
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.
I help people manage anxiety, relieve stress, motivate them out of depression and other challenges, including panic attacks, trauma, family issues, attachment disorder, suicidal ideation, bereavement, low self-esteem, and many more.
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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Atacan Tanaydin
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified 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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Richard Dolan Check Your Head Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH2
Are you depressed, anxious, or troubled by unwanted thoughts or feelings? Do you feel overcome with anxiety, think that your problems are too big to manage, or that nobody hears you? As a fully qualifed and experienced professional therapist, I've helped hundreds of people, over thousands of hours, to change their lives, overcome challenges, resolve traumas, and I can help you too. I offer online, face-to-face, and outdoor walk & talk counselling, with a flexible and affordable pricing structure to help you get what you need in a way that works for you.
Are you depressed, anxious, or troubled by unwanted thoughts or feelings? Do you feel overcome with anxiety, think that your problems are too big to manage, or that nobody hears you? As a fully qualifed and experienced professional therapist, I've helped hundreds of people, over thousands of hours, to change their lives, overcome challenges, resolve traumas, and I can help you too. I offer online, face-to-face, and outdoor walk & talk counselling, with a flexible and affordable pricing structure to help you get what you need in a way that works for you.
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Claire Alexandra Ingram
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH7
My work over the years has been wide ranging including: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, bereavement, self harm, low self -esteem and trauma.
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.
My work over the years has been wide ranging including: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, bereavement, self harm, low self -esteem and trauma.
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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Dr Jessica Matcham
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH7
As a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist I have experience working with adults with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression and low mood, trauma and low self-esteem. Everybody experiences psychological distress but sometimes this can get in the way of us living our lives. When this happens, talking therapy can help us to reflect on how we got to where we are and explore ways of moving forward. I can help you to identify goals for therapy, offer emotional support, increase understanding and acceptance of self and provide practical strategies to help you make long lasting, meaningful change in your life.
As a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist I have experience working with adults with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression and low mood, trauma and low self-esteem. Everybody experiences psychological distress but sometimes this can get in the way of us living our lives. When this happens, talking therapy can help us to reflect on how we got to where we are and explore ways of moving forward. I can help you to identify goals for therapy, offer emotional support, increase understanding and acceptance of self and provide practical strategies to help you make long lasting, meaningful change in your life.
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Zoe Silk
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH6
I am very passionate about my work and what I love most is seeing my clients progress. Observing their changes and seeing how good they feel within themselves is a wonderful journey to share. I offer support with all kinds of issues. You may be suffering with an anxiety disorder, depression perhaps, an issue within a relationship, an addiction or something else. Whatever your issue is, my aim is to spend time getting to know you, finding the root cause to your problem and any other factors that may have to be taken into consideration. Then, together we can work towards a solid plan for you to more you forward as an individual.
I am very passionate about my work and what I love most is seeing my clients progress. Observing their changes and seeing how good they feel within themselves is a wonderful journey to share. I offer support with all kinds of issues. You may be suffering with an anxiety disorder, depression perhaps, an issue within a relationship, an addiction or something else. Whatever your issue is, my aim is to spend time getting to know you, finding the root cause to your problem and any other factors that may have to be taken into consideration. Then, together we can work towards a solid plan for you to more you forward as an individual.
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Psychological Therapy UK
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH6
I also specialise in CBT treating Depression and the various Anxiety disorders.
I am an Accredited EMDR Consultant and CBT Supervisor. I am an Award Winning therapist who is qualified & Accredited for both EMDR & CBT. I have been published in scientific journals, my work has featured on the BBC news and I have lectured at a National level. My name is Ieuan Hopper and I pride myself in providing a caring and efficient Psychological service with CBT or EMDR. Treatment can be in person or via the internet, so wherever you are in the UK or the world you can access quality Psychological therapy with me.
I also specialise in CBT treating Depression and the various Anxiety disorders.
I am an Accredited EMDR Consultant and CBT Supervisor. I am an Award Winning therapist who is qualified & Accredited for both EMDR & CBT. I have been published in scientific journals, my work has featured on the BBC news and I have lectured at a National level. My name is Ieuan Hopper and I pride myself in providing a caring and efficient Psychological service with CBT or EMDR. Treatment can be in person or via the internet, so wherever you are in the UK or the world you can access quality Psychological therapy with me.
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Karen Dibbens Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH20
Waitlist for new clients
Depression and low self esteem.
I offer a warm, safe and confidential space for you to be listened to. I work at your pace, helping you to explore what you really want, both from the counselling therapy and then concentrating more specifically, on areas of your life that you'd like to change or improve. If you have problems that keep going around and around in your head. If you are unhappy and can't identify why. If you are really struggling to cope with life, then Counselling can offer an amazingly good emotional release. Offering you the comfort of feeling truly listened to, empathised with and not judged.
Depression and low self esteem.
I offer a warm, safe and confidential space for you to be listened to. I work at your pace, helping you to explore what you really want, both from the counselling therapy and then concentrating more specifically, on areas of your life that you'd like to change or improve. If you have problems that keep going around and around in your head. If you are unhappy and can't identify why. If you are really struggling to cope with life, then Counselling can offer an amazingly good emotional release. Offering you the comfort of feeling truly listened to, empathised with and not judged.
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Dr Sophia Chambers
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH1
Waitlist for new clients
I am a friendly and passionate Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, experienced in helping with a range of difficulties including: anxiety, panic, stress, trauma/PTSD, depression, and low self-esteem. I draw on principles from a range of evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). This means I can be flexible and adapt sessions to suit you.
I am a friendly and passionate Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, experienced in helping with a range of difficulties including: anxiety, panic, stress, trauma/PTSD, depression, and low self-esteem. I draw on principles from a range of evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). This means I can be flexible and adapt sessions to suit you.
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Peter Lasek
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH1
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
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Andrew O’Neill
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH1  (Online Only)
I have treated over 1000 clients in PTSD, Anxiety, GAD, OCD, Depression, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic, Stress (to name a few).
Are you looking for quality therapy? Not all therapy is the same which is why I pride myself in offering a therapy that is a cut above the rest. I offer a free 30min consultation so that you can experience this personally and decide for yourself. If you like learning through (1) understanding the science and (2) stories and analogies then this is the therapy for you.
I have treated over 1000 clients in PTSD, Anxiety, GAD, OCD, Depression, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic, Stress (to name a few).
Are you looking for quality therapy? Not all therapy is the same which is why I pride myself in offering a therapy that is a cut above the rest. I offer a free 30min consultation so that you can experience this personally and decide for yourself. If you like learning through (1) understanding the science and (2) stories and analogies then this is the therapy for you.
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Jamie Jeffreys
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH1  (Online Only)
Please note, I am currently only working online. Do you feel like you have a certain way of understanding yourself and fitting into the world? It could be to work very hard or to make sure everyone else is okay before yourself. Has that way of understanding yourself stopped working? You may be experiencing anxiety, depression or feeling stuck? If so, then talking therapy could help you to make sense of the world and your place in it. I am passionate in my belief that people have an amazing capacity for change and growth. I work by providing an environment that helps people flourish and find their authentic and vital self.
Please note, I am currently only working online. Do you feel like you have a certain way of understanding yourself and fitting into the world? It could be to work very hard or to make sure everyone else is okay before yourself. Has that way of understanding yourself stopped working? You may be experiencing anxiety, depression or feeling stuck? If so, then talking therapy could help you to make sense of the world and your place in it. I am passionate in my belief that people have an amazing capacity for change and growth. I work by providing an environment that helps people flourish and find their authentic and vital self.
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Laura Whitnell - Navigate Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH6
I specialise in working with; low mood & depression, worries & anxiety, intrusive thoughts & compulsive responses, trauma and neurodiversity differences.
Hello, I'm Laura. When things feel difficult to manage, therapy can help build awareness, understanding, self-compassion and positive change into your life. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and trustworthy space, where we can explore the past to understand the present, making links, exploring thoughts, feelings and patterns and developing coping skills. ​ I am a fully qualified and experienced BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and a member of various counselling associations.
I specialise in working with; low mood & depression, worries & anxiety, intrusive thoughts & compulsive responses, trauma and neurodiversity differences.
Hello, I'm Laura. When things feel difficult to manage, therapy can help build awareness, understanding, self-compassion and positive change into your life. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and trustworthy space, where we can explore the past to understand the present, making links, exploring thoughts, feelings and patterns and developing coping skills. ​ I am a fully qualified and experienced BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and a member of various counselling associations.
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Alexandra Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH1
I have worked with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, historic abuse, burnout, loneliness, grief and so on.
Welcome to my profile page, my name is Alexandra and I am an integrative counsellor. I provide counselling to adults in person (Weymouth) and remotely (Zoom). Explore your life and issues and open the door for a better and happier life with my guidance. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I offer a safe and non-judgemental place where you can explore yourself and your issues.
I have worked with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, historic abuse, burnout, loneliness, grief and so on.
Welcome to my profile page, my name is Alexandra and I am an integrative counsellor. I provide counselling to adults in person (Weymouth) and remotely (Zoom). Explore your life and issues and open the door for a better and happier life with my guidance. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I offer a safe and non-judgemental place where you can explore yourself and your issues.
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Nathalie Tayton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH1
Hello, I'm Nathalie. I am a BACP registered counsellor. My work is about creating an equal, non-judgmental and empathic therapeutic space for clients to explore and work through their feelings and difficulties safely. The therapy I offer can help with a wide range of issues, from anxiety and depression, divorce, grief, stress, overwhelm through to abusive relationships and trauma.
Hello, I'm Nathalie. I am a BACP registered counsellor. My work is about creating an equal, non-judgmental and empathic therapeutic space for clients to explore and work through their feelings and difficulties safely. The therapy I offer can help with a wide range of issues, from anxiety and depression, divorce, grief, stress, overwhelm through to abusive relationships and trauma.
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Depression Counsellors

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognise and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioural activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.