Counselling in Poole

Photo of Sarah-Jane Wright, Counsellor in Poole, England
Sarah-Jane Wright
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Poole BH12
I am an Accredited Therapeutic Counsellor and Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). Life can sometimes be difficult. Everyone experiences times in their lives when they need a little extra support. I understand how daunting it can be to even think about talking to a stranger, so I can offer an empathic, confidential space if you have an issue you are finding hard to deal with on your own. I recommend an introductory session in which we can discuss whatever is troubling you and see if you would feel comfortable talking to me. If so, we can work together to find a way to deal with it.
I am an Accredited Therapeutic Counsellor and Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). Life can sometimes be difficult. Everyone experiences times in their lives when they need a little extra support. I understand how daunting it can be to even think about talking to a stranger, so I can offer an empathic, confidential space if you have an issue you are finding hard to deal with on your own. I recommend an introductory session in which we can discuss whatever is troubling you and see if you would feel comfortable talking to me. If so, we can work together to find a way to deal with it.
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Ben Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Poole BH15
Are you struggling? Are you usual ways of coping not working so well? Do you need to explore something with someone who will listen and accept what you have to say? Do you want to commit some time dedicated to you and your healing and growth?
Are you struggling? Are you usual ways of coping not working so well? Do you need to explore something with someone who will listen and accept what you have to say? Do you want to commit some time dedicated to you and your healing and growth?
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Nicole Uprichard
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Poole BH13
I am a trauma-informed counsellor and personal development coach. I offer compassionate and confidential sessions for a wide range of difficulties including trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, bereavement, anger and relationship issues. I have trained to support parents who have experienced the profoundly difficult challenges of baby loss and birth trauma. In coaching, my approach is forward-looking and action-oriented, helping people identify and work towards specific personal or professional goals. I also offer a holistic blend of counselling and coaching.as an effective way of working towards personal development and growth.
I am a trauma-informed counsellor and personal development coach. I offer compassionate and confidential sessions for a wide range of difficulties including trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, bereavement, anger and relationship issues. I have trained to support parents who have experienced the profoundly difficult challenges of baby loss and birth trauma. In coaching, my approach is forward-looking and action-oriented, helping people identify and work towards specific personal or professional goals. I also offer a holistic blend of counselling and coaching.as an effective way of working towards personal development and growth.
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Photo of Inspire Me Counselling, Counsellor in Poole, England
Inspire Me Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Poole BH15
As a psychotherapist, I prioritise getting to know the whole person and deeply value the unique relationship that grows within the therapeutic relationship. I have a special interest in compassion focused therapy and have extensive experience in working with families who have experienced separation, divorce, domestic abuse, anxiety related to exam stress or career changes. My practice lends to a combination of trauma informed models, CBT, mindfulness and relaxation techniques which are tailored to the client’s specific needs. I have extensive training in the treatment of sexual abuse, domestic abuse and teenage anxiety.
As a psychotherapist, I prioritise getting to know the whole person and deeply value the unique relationship that grows within the therapeutic relationship. I have a special interest in compassion focused therapy and have extensive experience in working with families who have experienced separation, divorce, domestic abuse, anxiety related to exam stress or career changes. My practice lends to a combination of trauma informed models, CBT, mindfulness and relaxation techniques which are tailored to the client’s specific needs. I have extensive training in the treatment of sexual abuse, domestic abuse and teenage anxiety.
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Andrea Thomas
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Poole BH14
I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and certified Transactional Analyst offering psychotherapy, EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and clinical supervisor I have experience working with clients who are struggling with trauma related symptoms such as PTSD, depression and anxiety. I am deeply committed to an ethical non-discriminatory practice with my clients and abide by the principles and ethics of the UKCP and BACP. My private practice is located in Lilliput, Poole within each reach of Bournemouth and surrounding areas.
I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and certified Transactional Analyst offering psychotherapy, EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and clinical supervisor I have experience working with clients who are struggling with trauma related symptoms such as PTSD, depression and anxiety. I am deeply committed to an ethical non-discriminatory practice with my clients and abide by the principles and ethics of the UKCP and BACP. My private practice is located in Lilliput, Poole within each reach of Bournemouth and surrounding areas.
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Jane Peacock Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Poole BH16
Known as Jane Peacock, my trauma informed practice is rooted in the person centred approach, it is non-pathologising and non-judgemental with a belief that it is not what is wrong with a person, it is about what has happened to a person. The sense of connection from human to human is fundamental to all our needs and I endeavour to provide a therapeutic relationship in this space with you, where you are able to feel therapeutically held, heard and validated. Such a relationship would provide a space of compassionate acceptance and allow us to explore those feelings in you which are so hard to access or experience in everyday life.
Known as Jane Peacock, my trauma informed practice is rooted in the person centred approach, it is non-pathologising and non-judgemental with a belief that it is not what is wrong with a person, it is about what has happened to a person. The sense of connection from human to human is fundamental to all our needs and I endeavour to provide a therapeutic relationship in this space with you, where you are able to feel therapeutically held, heard and validated. Such a relationship would provide a space of compassionate acceptance and allow us to explore those feelings in you which are so hard to access or experience in everyday life.
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Photo of Amritani-Therapy, Counsellor in Poole, England
Amritani-Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Poole BH15  (Online Only)
Firstly, well done for finding the courage to reach out for help and taking that first step which is crucial for transforming your life. Although challenges are an unavoidable part of our existence, we are often overwhelmed by them and psychologically unequipped to deal with what life throws at us. However, in that hardship there is always an opportunity for growth and healing, which I have experienced myself. As a result, I developed a great passion for helping others to find their way forward, and for the last 13 years have provided clients with various forms of support of which counselling has proved to be the most rewarding.
Firstly, well done for finding the courage to reach out for help and taking that first step which is crucial for transforming your life. Although challenges are an unavoidable part of our existence, we are often overwhelmed by them and psychologically unequipped to deal with what life throws at us. However, in that hardship there is always an opportunity for growth and healing, which I have experienced myself. As a result, I developed a great passion for helping others to find their way forward, and for the last 13 years have provided clients with various forms of support of which counselling has proved to be the most rewarding.
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Photo of Calm Harbour Counselling, Counsellor in Poole, England
Calm Harbour Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Poole BH12
Hello my name is Janis, with experience in working with trauma, anxiety, stress, PTSD and neurodiversity. Having worked with a number of adults and young people when life stresses have become overwhelming, this can be at home, school, work or non specific. Working together to explore, understand and to work-through your difficulties is a healing process that can help you reframe the way you relate to yourself, your personal history and your personal relationships.
Hello my name is Janis, with experience in working with trauma, anxiety, stress, PTSD and neurodiversity. Having worked with a number of adults and young people when life stresses have become overwhelming, this can be at home, school, work or non specific. Working together to explore, understand and to work-through your difficulties is a healing process that can help you reframe the way you relate to yourself, your personal history and your personal relationships.
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Photo of Clare Morris Counselling, Counsellor in Poole, England
Clare Morris Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Poole BH12
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome. My name is Clare and I am a BACP registered, Person-Centred counsellor offering either online or face to face appointments in Branksome, Poole, Dorset. ‘Person-Centred’ means we can work together in a way which suits you best, using a range of methods, tools and approaches to help you reach your therapeutic goals. Counselling offers a secure, safe, confidential relationship in which to uncover, explore and understand experiences which are impacting on your psychological, emotional and physical well-being. It can be long or short term and you choose how far you want or need to go.
Hello and welcome. My name is Clare and I am a BACP registered, Person-Centred counsellor offering either online or face to face appointments in Branksome, Poole, Dorset. ‘Person-Centred’ means we can work together in a way which suits you best, using a range of methods, tools and approaches to help you reach your therapeutic goals. Counselling offers a secure, safe, confidential relationship in which to uncover, explore and understand experiences which are impacting on your psychological, emotional and physical well-being. It can be long or short term and you choose how far you want or need to go.
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Photo of Luisa Giordano Counselling, Counsellor in Poole, England
Luisa Giordano Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Poole BH15
I am a relational integrative therapist. This means that you and I work in partnership to navigate a way to support you to face whichever challenges you would like to overcome. Sometimes this can be achieved through short-term work (up to 12 weeks) and sometimes a contract for much longer work will be what you need. The development of relationship between me (the therapist), and you (the client) is the driving force of how I work. Through the development of a trusted alliance we can begin to explore any vulnerabilities you bring safely in order to make sense of them together.
I am a relational integrative therapist. This means that you and I work in partnership to navigate a way to support you to face whichever challenges you would like to overcome. Sometimes this can be achieved through short-term work (up to 12 weeks) and sometimes a contract for much longer work will be what you need. The development of relationship between me (the therapist), and you (the client) is the driving force of how I work. Through the development of a trusted alliance we can begin to explore any vulnerabilities you bring safely in order to make sense of them together.
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Sandbanks Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, GMBPsS
Verified
Poole BH13  (Online Only)
We understand that every situation is unique. Every person is unique. We tailor our therapy to each individual. Check out our website www.sandbankspsychotherapy.com
We understand that every situation is unique. Every person is unique. We tailor our therapy to each individual. Check out our website www.sandbankspsychotherapy.com
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Be U Counselling Service
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Poole BH15
Hi, my name is Kruti and my aim is to provide you with a safe, non judgemental environment where you can grow and develop. Using an integrative approach I can help you explore yourself so you can find your inner peace and reach your full potential.
Hi, my name is Kruti and my aim is to provide you with a safe, non judgemental environment where you can grow and develop. Using an integrative approach I can help you explore yourself so you can find your inner peace and reach your full potential.
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Photo of Rob Conley, Psychotherapist in Poole, England
Rob Conley
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Poole BH15
Hello, my name is Rob Conley. I am a psychotherapist, practising from BH15 1BT, BH21 1DX, and online or via telephone. I offer both short-term and longer-term psychotherapy to adult individuals. I provide a safe, empathic and non-judgemental relationship in which you can explore your experiences and discuss any problems and difficulties. You can decide what you want to change or consider how to manage the impact of anything you cannot change. My goal is to form therapeutic relationships in which people can experience profound healing, positive changes, or consider ways of managing the impact of what cannot be changed.
Hello, my name is Rob Conley. I am a psychotherapist, practising from BH15 1BT, BH21 1DX, and online or via telephone. I offer both short-term and longer-term psychotherapy to adult individuals. I provide a safe, empathic and non-judgemental relationship in which you can explore your experiences and discuss any problems and difficulties. You can decide what you want to change or consider how to manage the impact of anything you cannot change. My goal is to form therapeutic relationships in which people can experience profound healing, positive changes, or consider ways of managing the impact of what cannot be changed.
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Photo of ReWellness Counselling Ltd, Counsellor in Poole, England
ReWellness Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Poole BH15
Our mission is to provide counselling services to children, young people and adults, whilst embracing difference and diversity. We have a passion for creating a safe environment within which the client can be truly heard, perhaps for the first time ever and have their own feelings validated. We promote emotional wellbeing through a strong therapeutic connection, supporting our clients with care and compassion.
Our mission is to provide counselling services to children, young people and adults, whilst embracing difference and diversity. We have a passion for creating a safe environment within which the client can be truly heard, perhaps for the first time ever and have their own feelings validated. We promote emotional wellbeing through a strong therapeutic connection, supporting our clients with care and compassion.
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Photo of Barbara Perini, Psychotherapist in Poole, England
Barbara Perini
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Poole BH15
When starting therapy you will be able to explore current and past relationships, experiences and feelings, in a safe and containing environment. Therapy is an opportunity to speak about painful experiences and feelings, to make sense of them and be able to look at them in a different light. The unconscious material, memories and traumas, will be able to emerge in a setting where they can be processed safely. The first session is an opportunity to discuss what brings you to therapy and to establish goals for our sessions. Therapy can be challenging and difficult at times, but I will be there to support you all the way through it.
When starting therapy you will be able to explore current and past relationships, experiences and feelings, in a safe and containing environment. Therapy is an opportunity to speak about painful experiences and feelings, to make sense of them and be able to look at them in a different light. The unconscious material, memories and traumas, will be able to emerge in a setting where they can be processed safely. The first session is an opportunity to discuss what brings you to therapy and to establish goals for our sessions. Therapy can be challenging and difficult at times, but I will be there to support you all the way through it.
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Photo of Matthew Groom, Psychotherapist in Poole, England
Matthew Groom
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Poole BH13
Empathic and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, based in the Poole/Bournemouth area. I work with individual adults of all ages and also within the LGBTQ+ community. My clients experience and bring a broad range of issues to therapy such as anxiety, identity issues, depression, relationships, and trauma. Trauma from our past often impacts our lives in the present and prevents us from moving forward or from being our authentic selves. Therapy cannot change the past, but it can enable us to move forward with increased resilience and can provide us with a solid foundation for lasting changes.
Empathic and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, based in the Poole/Bournemouth area. I work with individual adults of all ages and also within the LGBTQ+ community. My clients experience and bring a broad range of issues to therapy such as anxiety, identity issues, depression, relationships, and trauma. Trauma from our past often impacts our lives in the present and prevents us from moving forward or from being our authentic selves. Therapy cannot change the past, but it can enable us to move forward with increased resilience and can provide us with a solid foundation for lasting changes.
020 8138 8619 View 020 8138 8619
Photo of Dr Tina L Graham, Psychotherapist in Poole, England
Dr Tina L Graham
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified
Poole BH12
Hello Change Seekers, I'm Tina & I've been working with people therapeutically since 1995; both as a psychotherapist and as a clinical supervisior. Following my early qualifications, I continued on with academic studies because I came to realise that the nature of the therapeutic relationship was crucial. Within that Real and Authentic relationship we can hold space for so many difficulties and reach new insights and depths of understanding about ourselves and how to integrate that knowledge to live our best lives. Ideally you will be open to explore, integrate, share, be vulnerable, want to develop and grow & reclaim yourself fully
Hello Change Seekers, I'm Tina & I've been working with people therapeutically since 1995; both as a psychotherapist and as a clinical supervisior. Following my early qualifications, I continued on with academic studies because I came to realise that the nature of the therapeutic relationship was crucial. Within that Real and Authentic relationship we can hold space for so many difficulties and reach new insights and depths of understanding about ourselves and how to integrate that knowledge to live our best lives. Ideally you will be open to explore, integrate, share, be vulnerable, want to develop and grow & reclaim yourself fully
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Photo of Katherine Gentry-Coyne, Counsellor in Poole, England
Katherine Gentry-Coyne
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Poole BH15
Whether you are struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma, relationships, or just finding it difficult to just get through the day, especially with increasing pressures in our modern world. I offer a person-centred approach to help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space. I believe that everyone is unique and deserves to be heard. You can make positive changes to your life when you are listened to and feel valued.
Whether you are struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma, relationships, or just finding it difficult to just get through the day, especially with increasing pressures in our modern world. I offer a person-centred approach to help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space. I believe that everyone is unique and deserves to be heard. You can make positive changes to your life when you are listened to and feel valued.
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Photo of Rob Abbott, Counsellor in Poole, England
Rob Abbott
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Poole BH15
Not accepting new clients
I am interested in the impact our childhood has on how we have developed as adults. I help people explore their lives now; how they may change who they are; and how they may learn to love and accept what they cannot change. I have over 30 years experience as a counsellor. I have expereince working with people who are neurodiverse.
I am interested in the impact our childhood has on how we have developed as adults. I help people explore their lives now; how they may change who they are; and how they may learn to love and accept what they cannot change. I have over 30 years experience as a counsellor. I have expereince working with people who are neurodiverse.
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Photo of Melanie Rivera, Counsellor in Poole, England
Melanie Rivera
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Poole BH12  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Melanie, a Dorset-based Counsellor, Integrative Therapist & Wellbeing Coach. I provide private 1-1 sessions to adults 18+ locally and remotely (online) to adults anywhere across the UK. At the heart of the therapeutic work is developing a strong alliance with my clients and providing a safe, non-judgmental space to explore thoughts and feelings about troubling things. Counselling and Integrative Therapy can help with a wide range of (short and long-term) issues, including; Low self-esteem, Life purpose, Change and Loss, Relationship & Attachment issues, Trauma, Poor coping skills, Bad habits, Depression and Anxiety.
Hi, I'm Melanie, a Dorset-based Counsellor, Integrative Therapist & Wellbeing Coach. I provide private 1-1 sessions to adults 18+ locally and remotely (online) to adults anywhere across the UK. At the heart of the therapeutic work is developing a strong alliance with my clients and providing a safe, non-judgmental space to explore thoughts and feelings about troubling things. Counselling and Integrative Therapy can help with a wide range of (short and long-term) issues, including; Low self-esteem, Life purpose, Change and Loss, Relationship & Attachment issues, Trauma, Poor coping skills, Bad habits, Depression and Anxiety.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Poole

90+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Poole who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
90% Depression
89% Stress
87% Self Esteem
82% Trauma and PTSD
81% Relationship Issues
74% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
52% Vitality

How Counsellors in Poole see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Poole?

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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