Online Counselling for Bournemouth

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Gsscounselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH6
Hi my names Gen, I specialise in anxiety, relationships and low self esteem counselling. If you feel that you are struggling with any of theses issues or just need someone to talk to, I can help you to explore these things and look at how we can move forward and work through them. We will take the time to explore what you have been dealing with and look at different ways of how therapy can help you. I will listen to your needs and adapt our sessions so that you feel comfortable enough to discuss anything you’d like too.
Hi my names Gen, I specialise in anxiety, relationships and low self esteem counselling. If you feel that you are struggling with any of theses issues or just need someone to talk to, I can help you to explore these things and look at how we can move forward and work through them. We will take the time to explore what you have been dealing with and look at different ways of how therapy can help you. I will listen to your needs and adapt our sessions so that you feel comfortable enough to discuss anything you’d like too.
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Stephanie Jeans
Psychotherapist, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH8  (Online Only)
I am an accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor in private practice and work with non-judgment and compassion. You may be feeling anxious, stressed or depressed, and generally noticing yourself lacking motivation and not enjoying activities that used to bring you pleasure. You may be struggling in your relationships or overwhelmed at work, feeling angry a lot of the time. Your coping strategies may be increasingly unhelpful, and manifesting in unhealthy behaviours. I support my clients to facilitate change & growth to move forward to a place of recovery and hope.
I am an accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor in private practice and work with non-judgment and compassion. You may be feeling anxious, stressed or depressed, and generally noticing yourself lacking motivation and not enjoying activities that used to bring you pleasure. You may be struggling in your relationships or overwhelmed at work, feeling angry a lot of the time. Your coping strategies may be increasingly unhelpful, and manifesting in unhealthy behaviours. I support my clients to facilitate change & growth to move forward to a place of recovery and hope.
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Philip Starnier
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH7
I imagine that whatever has happened to bring you here involves suffering. Whilst therapy can help to consolidate on successes and open up an even brighter future, most of us seek therapy because of a painful sense that all is not well. Whether it is a traumatic life event that brings you here, or difficult experiences from the past that continue to intrude on your present and future; current relationship difficulties or simply a nagging feeling of anxiety or depression, I can really understand your struggles and hope I can help you reconnect to what you love the most, and what can give your life the greatest purpose and meaning.
I imagine that whatever has happened to bring you here involves suffering. Whilst therapy can help to consolidate on successes and open up an even brighter future, most of us seek therapy because of a painful sense that all is not well. Whether it is a traumatic life event that brings you here, or difficult experiences from the past that continue to intrude on your present and future; current relationship difficulties or simply a nagging feeling of anxiety or depression, I can really understand your struggles and hope I can help you reconnect to what you love the most, and what can give your life the greatest purpose and meaning.
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Matt Harris
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH9
Hello, I'm Matt - a BACP(Accredited) Therapist offering 121 sessions for adults 18+. I offer a safe, calm, confidential and non-judgemental space, to support you with what is causing you difficulty. I'll help you to gain insight, understanding, and to try to find a way forward. I understand it can be hard to take that first step to start counselling, and find a Therapist whom you will feel comfortable to talk through what is troubling you. Please contact me for a no obligation, free 15 minute phone call. We can discuss what support you need, see if we are a good fit to work together and then arrange your first session.
Hello, I'm Matt - a BACP(Accredited) Therapist offering 121 sessions for adults 18+. I offer a safe, calm, confidential and non-judgemental space, to support you with what is causing you difficulty. I'll help you to gain insight, understanding, and to try to find a way forward. I understand it can be hard to take that first step to start counselling, and find a Therapist whom you will feel comfortable to talk through what is troubling you. Please contact me for a no obligation, free 15 minute phone call. We can discuss what support you need, see if we are a good fit to work together and then arrange your first session.
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Laura Starnier
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified 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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Monika Burzykowska
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH2
Follow me therapy provides creative psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults. The creative approach allows for the freedom of expression and safety in the therapeutic relationship. It engages the mind, cognitive understanding of the world, emotions and the body. There is a possibility for a face to face and on-line set of sessions.
Follow me therapy provides creative psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults. The creative approach allows for the freedom of expression and safety in the therapeutic relationship. It engages the mind, cognitive understanding of the world, emotions and the body. There is a possibility for a face to face and on-line set of sessions.
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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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Dr Kieren Eyles
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH2
Let me start by saying I’ve been to see a psychologist; why mention this? Two reasons: firstly, people often ask me this, so I’ll be up front about it. Secondly – maybe why people ask – having been “on the other side of the room”, I have the experience of how hard opening up can be, and how difficult it is to think about “life”. This experience has meant that back on the psych side of the room, I take a genuinely careful and non-judgmental approach to sessions. I begin by focusing on helping people feel comfortable; paradoxically perhaps, this means we are able to get to work on things quite quickly, but importantly, never rushing.
Let me start by saying I’ve been to see a psychologist; why mention this? Two reasons: firstly, people often ask me this, so I’ll be up front about it. Secondly – maybe why people ask – having been “on the other side of the room”, I have the experience of how hard opening up can be, and how difficult it is to think about “life”. This experience has meant that back on the psych side of the room, I take a genuinely careful and non-judgmental approach to sessions. I begin by focusing on helping people feel comfortable; paradoxically perhaps, this means we are able to get to work on things quite quickly, but importantly, never rushing.
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Garance Delpech
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH5  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Acknowledging you need help and contacting a therapist is a wise and courageous step to take. It might be a current/ recent crisis or on-going emmotional difficulties stopping you from enjoying life. Therapy can be a unique experience which can be transformative, and in which we can safely access the true essence of ourselves. This may enable us to make the desired changes to heal or enhance our life. It is a meaningful journey. Many of life's challenges which are seen as "normal "by society actually involve trauma and loss. These wounds left unattended to can lead to many issues such as anxiety, shame, anger, depression.
Acknowledging you need help and contacting a therapist is a wise and courageous step to take. It might be a current/ recent crisis or on-going emmotional difficulties stopping you from enjoying life. Therapy can be a unique experience which can be transformative, and in which we can safely access the true essence of ourselves. This may enable us to make the desired changes to heal or enhance our life. It is a meaningful journey. Many of life's challenges which are seen as "normal "by society actually involve trauma and loss. These wounds left unattended to can lead to many issues such as anxiety, shame, anger, depression.
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Alison Woodward
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified 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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Charlotte Louise Hughes
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH4  (Online Only)
It can be a great relief to be able to share your worries and stress with someone. We all struggle at times and as much as we would like to talk to our friends or family we feel unable to let them in. Sometimes we feel stuck, alone and not able to find the solution to the problem that's making us unhappy. Being able to talk openly with someone who can support you, without judgement, as you explore your feelings and the circumstances that are causing you stress can make a big difference. You will start to feel in control, see things more clearly and feel more confident to make the changes you want to in your life.
It can be a great relief to be able to share your worries and stress with someone. We all struggle at times and as much as we would like to talk to our friends or family we feel unable to let them in. Sometimes we feel stuck, alone and not able to find the solution to the problem that's making us unhappy. Being able to talk openly with someone who can support you, without judgement, as you explore your feelings and the circumstances that are causing you stress can make a big difference. You will start to feel in control, see things more clearly and feel more confident to make the changes you want to in your life.
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Andrea Karina Johnstone
Counsellor
Verified 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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Anna Clarkstone
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified 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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Magna Maria Erasmus
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH11
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 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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Ozde Gul Demir
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified 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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Zoë Pool
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH6  (Online Only)
Finding the therapist that is right for you may feel a challenge, especially at a time when you may be feeling vulnerable or uncertain, perhaps facing a crisis point. This is not unusual, whether you have undertaken therapy in the past or whether this is the first time you have sought therapy. Sometimes we need help to overcome conflicts and blocks in ourselves and in our relationships that are confusing and difficult to face. I understand that you are a unique and complex individual, with many facets and aspects of who you are, how you experience yourself, and how you have had to adapt as you confront life's struggles.
Finding the therapist that is right for you may feel a challenge, especially at a time when you may be feeling vulnerable or uncertain, perhaps facing a crisis point. This is not unusual, whether you have undertaken therapy in the past or whether this is the first time you have sought therapy. Sometimes we need help to overcome conflicts and blocks in ourselves and in our relationships that are confusing and difficult to face. I understand that you are a unique and complex individual, with many facets and aspects of who you are, how you experience yourself, and how you have had to adapt as you confront life's struggles.
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Dr Ros Vesey
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH6
Hi, I am an experienced and insightful Counselling Psychologist. I offer you an emphatic space where you are listened to deeply. You will have the opportunity to explore, reflect, express and understand yourself alongside my professional support. I provide you with the compassion, skills and knowledge you may need to relieve uncomfortable feelings and resolve psychological issues and/or traumas. This process allows you to gain insight about yourself, increase self-acceptance, feel more in control of your responses to life, learn new ways of coping and move forward with greater peace.
Hi, I am an experienced and insightful Counselling Psychologist. I offer you an emphatic space where you are listened to deeply. You will have the opportunity to explore, reflect, express and understand yourself alongside my professional support. I provide you with the compassion, skills and knowledge you may need to relieve uncomfortable feelings and resolve psychological issues and/or traumas. This process allows you to gain insight about yourself, increase self-acceptance, feel more in control of your responses to life, learn new ways of coping and move forward with greater peace.
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Julie Checklin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified 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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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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MJH Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH9
You are probably here because you are looking for someone you can trust with how you are feeling, thinking or acting. By sharing your story; by being heard and accepted fully for what you bring, you may hope to find a way to understand and value your own experiences more deeply. Counselling can provide you with the space and therapeutic relationship to discover a new perspective which helps you manage whatever emotions, circumstances or changes you are experiencing right now.
You are probably here because you are looking for someone you can trust with how you are feeling, thinking or acting. By sharing your story; by being heard and accepted fully for what you bring, you may hope to find a way to understand and value your own experiences more deeply. Counselling can provide you with the space and therapeutic relationship to discover a new perspective which helps you manage whatever emotions, circumstances or changes you are experiencing right now.
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Online Counsellors

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.