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Photo of Dr Kieren Eyles, Psychologist in Bournemouth, England
Dr Kieren Eyles
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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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Mark Draper
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Bournemouth BH6
Life can be so full of pressure and stress, is it any wonder we sometimes need help navigating these challenges? Many of the people I work with feel trapped by their past, overwhelmed in the present, or scared of the future. I have supported people through some of the worst moments in their life and seen them turn their lives around. I can help you make sense of what has happened in your life, overcome the things that are holding you back, and help you to change things for the better. As a Clinical Psychologist, I am experienced at treating anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, relationship issues, and a range of other problems.
Life can be so full of pressure and stress, is it any wonder we sometimes need help navigating these challenges? Many of the people I work with feel trapped by their past, overwhelmed in the present, or scared of the future. I have supported people through some of the worst moments in their life and seen them turn their lives around. I can help you make sense of what has happened in your life, overcome the things that are holding you back, and help you to change things for the better. As a Clinical Psychologist, I am experienced at treating anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, relationship issues, and a range of other problems.
01865 638581 View 01865 638581
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Mandy Heath
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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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Sarah Scott
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH9
Hello, my name is Sarah. I’m a qualified & professional counsellor and psychotherapist. I’m fully insured, DBS checked & registered with the BACP. If you are visiting my profile, then maybe life has brought up some difficulties which are challenging for you to cope with. I work in an empathic and non-judgemental way to support you to make sense of what you are going through. Seeking therapy is the first step in beginning the process of achieving your goals and improving your wellbeing.
Hello, my name is Sarah. I’m a qualified & professional counsellor and psychotherapist. I’m fully insured, DBS checked & registered with the BACP. If you are visiting my profile, then maybe life has brought up some difficulties which are challenging for you to cope with. I work in an empathic and non-judgemental way to support you to make sense of what you are going through. Seeking therapy is the first step in beginning the process of achieving your goals and improving your wellbeing.
01202 078875 View 01202 078875
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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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Aneta Bugajna
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH1
Do you feel like you are stuck? Feel numb or like all your emotions are too much? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and don’t know what to do next? It may be something that’s been bothering you for a while or may be that you feel you have been struggling recently? It might be that you know the reasons or it might be that you don’t know why you feel the way you feel or why ‘this’ is happening for you. Whatever your reason, counselling can help. Some people think you have to be in a crisis or something really ‘bad’ has had to happen. The reality is, that we all need a safe space, where we are listened to and heard, accepted and validated.
Do you feel like you are stuck? Feel numb or like all your emotions are too much? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and don’t know what to do next? It may be something that’s been bothering you for a while or may be that you feel you have been struggling recently? It might be that you know the reasons or it might be that you don’t know why you feel the way you feel or why ‘this’ is happening for you. Whatever your reason, counselling can help. Some people think you have to be in a crisis or something really ‘bad’ has had to happen. The reality is, that we all need a safe space, where we are listened to and heard, accepted and validated.
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Charlotte Louise Hughes
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
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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Simon Penny Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH8
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you suffering from alcohol or substance misuse issues? Whatever you are struggling with, I would love to help. I have an open, honest and non judgemental approach to my practise and provide a safe environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings by focusing on the 'here and now.' I offer a free consultation where we discuss your needs and the best approach to help you lead a happier life. This is a key part of the process. I believe that with the right support, everyone can make a positive change to their lives.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you suffering from alcohol or substance misuse issues? Whatever you are struggling with, I would love to help. I have an open, honest and non judgemental approach to my practise and provide a safe environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings by focusing on the 'here and now.' I offer a free consultation where we discuss your needs and the best approach to help you lead a happier life. This is a key part of the process. I believe that with the right support, everyone can make a positive change to their lives.
07782 359122 View 07782 359122
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Stephanie Jeans
Psychotherapist, MA, PNCPS Acc.
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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Dr Ros Vesey
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
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.
01483 968119 View 01483 968119
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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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Susan Martin
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
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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Whitney Nyarambi
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Bournemouth BH2
Hello my name is Whitney and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. As we work together, I will support you in understanding and overcoming psychological difficulties. I provide therapy that is compassionate and non-judgmental. Our work together will be tailored to your needs and availability. I know that it can be really hard to reach out for support and know where to start. Therefore, I am passionate about making sure people receive the right support. If we meet, and I am not the right person to support for you, I will do my best to advise you on how to access NHS mental health services or other organisations.
Hello my name is Whitney and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. As we work together, I will support you in understanding and overcoming psychological difficulties. I provide therapy that is compassionate and non-judgmental. Our work together will be tailored to your needs and availability. I know that it can be really hard to reach out for support and know where to start. Therefore, I am passionate about making sure people receive the right support. If we meet, and I am not the right person to support for you, I will do my best to advise you on how to access NHS mental health services or other organisations.
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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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Camilla Poncia
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Bournemouth BH9
I enjoy working with young people and adults alike. I have been told by past clients that I am open, honest and friendly, which are qualities that all clients have valued. I like to problem solve and am a very logical and practical person. Having lived in several different countries, I have developed a good understanding of a range of issues for people from different cultures and backgrounds. I like to ask questions and truly get to know someone and never assume to know better. My clients are always the experts in their lives and I see myself as a guide to help them navigate to a calmer place.
I enjoy working with young people and adults alike. I have been told by past clients that I am open, honest and friendly, which are qualities that all clients have valued. I like to problem solve and am a very logical and practical person. Having lived in several different countries, I have developed a good understanding of a range of issues for people from different cultures and backgrounds. I like to ask questions and truly get to know someone and never assume to know better. My clients are always the experts in their lives and I see myself as a guide to help them navigate to a calmer place.
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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.
01202 125057 View 01202 125057
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MindSight Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH9
Seeking support can be daunting -but you have taken the courageous first step! Working with adults & young people aged 11+, I offer an opportunity for you to explore your relationship with yourself, with others & with the wider world, drawing on your own internal strengths & resources to build your self-awareness & self-acceptance to help you make sense of things & feel more clarity. Stepping away from a focus on diagnoses & labels, working together acknowledging you as an individual we can explore the impact that your own unique set of challenges & experiences has had on your ability to engage with & enjoy the world around you.
Seeking support can be daunting -but you have taken the courageous first step! Working with adults & young people aged 11+, I offer an opportunity for you to explore your relationship with yourself, with others & with the wider world, drawing on your own internal strengths & resources to build your self-awareness & self-acceptance to help you make sense of things & feel more clarity. Stepping away from a focus on diagnoses & labels, working together acknowledging you as an individual we can explore the impact that your own unique set of challenges & experiences has had on your ability to engage with & enjoy the world around you.
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Ruth Allen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bournemouth BH7
We can all find ourselves at a point in our lives where things feel difficult. Sometimes our problems can grow so that we cannot see a way past them. I can offer you a safe and accepting space, free of judgment, to explore the things you are finding hard. Together, we can work to identify things you may want to change, or I can support you to work towards acceptance of things you may not be able to change. By supporting you in this way to explore your challenges and difficulties I can help you work towards a deeper understanding, a feeling of self-acceptance and a sense of empowerment in your life.
We can all find ourselves at a point in our lives where things feel difficult. Sometimes our problems can grow so that we cannot see a way past them. I can offer you a safe and accepting space, free of judgment, to explore the things you are finding hard. Together, we can work to identify things you may want to change, or I can support you to work towards acceptance of things you may not be able to change. By supporting you in this way to explore your challenges and difficulties I can help you work towards a deeper understanding, a feeling of self-acceptance and a sense of empowerment in your life.
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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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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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Sleep or Insomnia Counsellors

How effective is treatment for insomnia?

The most effective treatments for insomnia are behavioral techniques that reduce anxiety, including anxiety about falling asleep, and allow the body’s natural cycles to be recalibrated. The most common treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), which researchers have found to be more useful than medication, with rates of success as high as 80 percent.

Are there specific medications for sleep problems?

There are many medications, both over-the-counter and prescription that treat sleep problems. Supplements such as melatonin are popular and may help, though there is little evidence that it is more effective than a placebo. Prescription medications such as zolpidem are sometimes prescribed.

Are there natural treatments for sleep problems?

There are many natural treatments for everyday sleep problems. Reducing blue-light emitting screens, setting a regular bedtime, regular exercise, reducing caffeine and nicotine consumption, and keeping the bedroom dark and cool at night are all lifestyle changes that can help those who struggle with sleep but may not reach the level of an insomnia diagnosis.

What’s the difference between having trouble falling asleep and insomnia?

Life events, stress, and anxiety can lead to sleepless nights for everyone from time to time. To be diagnosed with insomnia, a patient must experience trouble falling asleep, trouble remaining asleep, waking up too early, or non-restorative sleep at least three nights per week for at least one month. Sleep problems affect one-third to one-half of the population, while chronic insomnia affects about 10 to 15 percent of people.