Counselling in Shaftesbury

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Catherine Eves
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shaftesbury SP7
Waitlist for new clients
I aim to provide a warm, supportive and consistent space to encourage you to find ways to explore your thoughts and feelings. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is very important, as is the need to feel safe in the therapeutic environment. To this end I am reliable, calm, empathic and honest with my clients. Within our sessions my integrative training allows me to draw on different ideas and approaches, meaning I can tailor my work for each individual person.
I aim to provide a warm, supportive and consistent space to encourage you to find ways to explore your thoughts and feelings. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is very important, as is the need to feel safe in the therapeutic environment. To this end I am reliable, calm, empathic and honest with my clients. Within our sessions my integrative training allows me to draw on different ideas and approaches, meaning I can tailor my work for each individual person.
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Detti Balla
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shaftesbury SP7
Hi! I am Detti Balla, a BACP registered counsellor, clinical and disaster trauma specialist, and educator in the areas of PTSD, disaster trauma, compassion fatigue, critical incident and stress management and more. My goal is to support and equip you with the tools necessary to overcome any challenges you may be facing, and empower you to overcome/dismantle any barriers that may be holding you back from finding hope and peace in living your life.
Hi! I am Detti Balla, a BACP registered counsellor, clinical and disaster trauma specialist, and educator in the areas of PTSD, disaster trauma, compassion fatigue, critical incident and stress management and more. My goal is to support and equip you with the tools necessary to overcome any challenges you may be facing, and empower you to overcome/dismantle any barriers that may be holding you back from finding hope and peace in living your life.
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Jules Reynolds
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Shaftesbury SP7  (Online Only)
Hello...I'm Jules...Sometimes in life we can hit hard times and sometimes we need that extra help just to get us to a better place. I am here to support, listen and treat you with respect, whilst we navigate and unravel some of your hardest challenges, or just using this time to get to understand more about yourself. Let's have that initial consultation and see what we can do to get some specific goals identified and resolved to help you start leading a more satisfying life
Hello...I'm Jules...Sometimes in life we can hit hard times and sometimes we need that extra help just to get us to a better place. I am here to support, listen and treat you with respect, whilst we navigate and unravel some of your hardest challenges, or just using this time to get to understand more about yourself. Let's have that initial consultation and see what we can do to get some specific goals identified and resolved to help you start leading a more satisfying life
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Claire Rylatt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shaftesbury SP7
Do you struggle with difficulties in your life that are preventing you from living your life to the fullest? Do you feel overwhelmed, uncertain and unable to cope with your emotions and behaviours? This is a natural part of life, and from time to time we all need support to help us understand why we feel or act the way we do, so we can find clarity and develop ways to cope.
Do you struggle with difficulties in your life that are preventing you from living your life to the fullest? Do you feel overwhelmed, uncertain and unable to cope with your emotions and behaviours? This is a natural part of life, and from time to time we all need support to help us understand why we feel or act the way we do, so we can find clarity and develop ways to cope.
01747 441142 View 01747 441142
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Addiction Counselling - Nicky Adams
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Shaftesbury SP7  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You may wholeheartedly wish to cut down or stop drinking and/or using substances but find it harder to do than you imagined. Problematic drug and alcohol use causes unhappiness – to you and the people around you. I offer online therapy for alcohol/drug problems, including treatment aftercare, recovery mentoring and relapse prevention guidance. Addiction counselling helps you understand addiction, strengthens your commitment to cutting down or achieving abstinence, and addresses the risky thinking and behaviour that can sabotage recovery. I've also helped partners and family members affected by addiction for more than 20 years.
You may wholeheartedly wish to cut down or stop drinking and/or using substances but find it harder to do than you imagined. Problematic drug and alcohol use causes unhappiness – to you and the people around you. I offer online therapy for alcohol/drug problems, including treatment aftercare, recovery mentoring and relapse prevention guidance. Addiction counselling helps you understand addiction, strengthens your commitment to cutting down or achieving abstinence, and addresses the risky thinking and behaviour that can sabotage recovery. I've also helped partners and family members affected by addiction for more than 20 years.
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ReWellness Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shaftesbury SP7
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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Louisa Cowan
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Shaftesbury SP7
I am a psychotherapist in training working towards an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. I offer a compassionate and confidential space where you are free to bring yourself fully to be listened to empathetically and deeply so that we can work towards the easing of overwhelming emotions and make way for new perspectives. Through our therapeutic relationship I can support you in exploring your thoughts, feelings and experiences and I will sit alongside you as you reach a deeper understanding of self.
I am a psychotherapist in training working towards an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. I offer a compassionate and confidential space where you are free to bring yourself fully to be listened to empathetically and deeply so that we can work towards the easing of overwhelming emotions and make way for new perspectives. Through our therapeutic relationship I can support you in exploring your thoughts, feelings and experiences and I will sit alongside you as you reach a deeper understanding of self.
07562 991892 View 07562 991892
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Dr Anthony Leyland
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Shaftesbury SP7
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with over a decade of clinical experience. I draw on a background of working in the NHS and university mental health services to help the people I work with to talk about and find a way through a wide range of emotional and relationship problems. I work with adults (18 years and over) from many different walks of life. My style of working is supportive, respectful and collaborative.
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with over a decade of clinical experience. I draw on a background of working in the NHS and university mental health services to help the people I work with to talk about and find a way through a wide range of emotional and relationship problems. I work with adults (18 years and over) from many different walks of life. My style of working is supportive, respectful and collaborative.
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Headland Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Shaftesbury SP7
I am a Dr of Clinical Psychology and EMDR therapist with over twenty years qualified experience working in the NHS. I can offer tailored assessment and formulation to understand your difficulty and consider what type of support will help you. I am particularly passionate about offering therapeutic support to adults and adolescents experiencing distress from trauma and stress. If you have PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) or you are feeling stuck re-experiencing your difficult experiences, struggling with sleep or struggling with anxiety/low mood/ irritability following trauma then I can offer help with these difficulties.
I am a Dr of Clinical Psychology and EMDR therapist with over twenty years qualified experience working in the NHS. I can offer tailored assessment and formulation to understand your difficulty and consider what type of support will help you. I am particularly passionate about offering therapeutic support to adults and adolescents experiencing distress from trauma and stress. If you have PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) or you are feeling stuck re-experiencing your difficult experiences, struggling with sleep or struggling with anxiety/low mood/ irritability following trauma then I can offer help with these difficulties.
07723 473172 View 07723 473172
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Michelle Barter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shaftesbury SP7
Not accepting new clients
Trying to work out the way forward in the world is hard, especially if you're young, have difficult family circumstances, have trouble with school and peers. Parents too have worries about their children and young people, they want the best but sometimes need a non judgemental, empathetic person to work through issues and challenges of modern life. Finding ways of relating to one another, gathering self-esteem and resilience are all part of the learning of the self.
Trying to work out the way forward in the world is hard, especially if you're young, have difficult family circumstances, have trouble with school and peers. Parents too have worries about their children and young people, they want the best but sometimes need a non judgemental, empathetic person to work through issues and challenges of modern life. Finding ways of relating to one another, gathering self-esteem and resilience are all part of the learning of the self.
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Tracey Holden Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shaftesbury SP7
When someone you love dies, the grief can be overwhelming. It can affect us emotionally andEvery day can suddenly feel like a struggle. Life can feel pointless and overwhelming. Friends and family want to help but they are often struggling with their own grief or do not know what to say or do for the best. I can provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and memories around your loved one so that you can come to terms with your bereavement whilst also gaining a better understanding of yourself, your emotions and patterns of behaviour, allowing you to make better choices and decisions going forward.
When someone you love dies, the grief can be overwhelming. It can affect us emotionally andEvery day can suddenly feel like a struggle. Life can feel pointless and overwhelming. Friends and family want to help but they are often struggling with their own grief or do not know what to say or do for the best. I can provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and memories around your loved one so that you can come to terms with your bereavement whilst also gaining a better understanding of yourself, your emotions and patterns of behaviour, allowing you to make better choices and decisions going forward.
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Three Counties Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Shaftesbury SP7
As an accredited, fully qualified practitioner and supervisor with over 20 years experience, I offer long or short term counselling and psychotherapy for adults and young people for any emotional or mental health issues such as anxiety, relationship issues, bereavement, abuse, stress, anger management, PTSD and depression. I also provide an employee assistance programme (EAP) for businesses in the area, offering a service supporting workers suffering from stress or other psychological difficulties which can effect attendance and/or performance.
As an accredited, fully qualified practitioner and supervisor with over 20 years experience, I offer long or short term counselling and psychotherapy for adults and young people for any emotional or mental health issues such as anxiety, relationship issues, bereavement, abuse, stress, anger management, PTSD and depression. I also provide an employee assistance programme (EAP) for businesses in the area, offering a service supporting workers suffering from stress or other psychological difficulties which can effect attendance and/or performance.
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Dean Score
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sturminster Newton DT10
Mental health is a crucial aspect of overall well-being, yet it often remains misunderstood and stigmatized. Common mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders affect millions of people in the UK every year, disrupting lives and impairing the ability to function in everyday activities. Understanding these conditions and how best to treat them is essential for fostering a compassionate and supportive community. I have experience in supporting these common difficulties, with a qualified counsellor you can rest assured that your journey to better mental health will be at your pace.
Mental health is a crucial aspect of overall well-being, yet it often remains misunderstood and stigmatized. Common mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders affect millions of people in the UK every year, disrupting lives and impairing the ability to function in everyday activities. Understanding these conditions and how best to treat them is essential for fostering a compassionate and supportive community. I have experience in supporting these common difficulties, with a qualified counsellor you can rest assured that your journey to better mental health will be at your pace.
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Erin Singleton Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blandford Forum DT11  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Erin and welcome to my page taking the first step to reach out for help can be scary and overwhelming but I will be with you every step of the way. We will work together to ensure we meet your unique and specific needs during our sessions. I aim to run a friendly, professional and relaxed practice which is online or over the telephone. I work in an Integrative way, which basically means I use a variety of different methods and ideas to help you individually as each and every client is unique. There is an emphasis on person centred therapy that ensures you at the centre of our work together.
Hello I'm Erin and welcome to my page taking the first step to reach out for help can be scary and overwhelming but I will be with you every step of the way. We will work together to ensure we meet your unique and specific needs during our sessions. I aim to run a friendly, professional and relaxed practice which is online or over the telephone. I work in an Integrative way, which basically means I use a variety of different methods and ideas to help you individually as each and every client is unique. There is an emphasis on person centred therapy that ensures you at the centre of our work together.
01732 441079 x44 View 01732 441079 x44
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Jo Whale
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Blandford Forum DT11
When life gets tough we can find ourselves feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. At these times talking to someone else can be helpful to make sense of what is going on. Perhaps you are experiencing loss or bereavement, or a significant transition in your home, work or relationships. Living with uncertainty and change can stir up uncomfortable feelings in us like anxiety, depression, anger or sadness. Whatever is going on for you, I can provide you with the time and space to think things through, and together we will work to make sense of what is going on and find a way forward.
When life gets tough we can find ourselves feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. At these times talking to someone else can be helpful to make sense of what is going on. Perhaps you are experiencing loss or bereavement, or a significant transition in your home, work or relationships. Living with uncertainty and change can stir up uncomfortable feelings in us like anxiety, depression, anger or sadness. Whatever is going on for you, I can provide you with the time and space to think things through, and together we will work to make sense of what is going on and find a way forward.
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Neil Drew
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Blandford Forum DT11
Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at my page. I am a HCPC registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist that specialises in neurodiversity, in particular Autism and ADHD in adults. This involves psychological therapy, coaching, and diagnostic assessment. You can find out more via my website drneildrew.co.uk
Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at my page. I am a HCPC registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist that specialises in neurodiversity, in particular Autism and ADHD in adults. This involves psychological therapy, coaching, and diagnostic assessment. You can find out more via my website drneildrew.co.uk
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Ashley Crocker
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Blandford Forum DT11
Looking for someone to talk through challenges you're facing? Find solutions to your problems and significantly improve your wellbeing with a bespoke service and a variety of options to fit you. Want to find out more then get in touch today!
Looking for someone to talk through challenges you're facing? Find solutions to your problems and significantly improve your wellbeing with a bespoke service and a variety of options to fit you. Want to find out more then get in touch today!
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Wincanton Psychotherapy
MSc
Verified Verified
Gillingham SP8  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My expertise lies in assessing and treating individuals following one or more traumatic events, which can lead to a number of moderate to severe mental health problems or diagnoses. These include; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, chronic depression and anxiety, insomnia, low self-esteem and confidence, and, in some cases, physical disabilities including, chronic fatigue syndrome or ME. I also work with clients experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties, which do not have a traumatic origin, including, relationship difficulties and life challenges.
My expertise lies in assessing and treating individuals following one or more traumatic events, which can lead to a number of moderate to severe mental health problems or diagnoses. These include; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, chronic depression and anxiety, insomnia, low self-esteem and confidence, and, in some cases, physical disabilities including, chronic fatigue syndrome or ME. I also work with clients experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties, which do not have a traumatic origin, including, relationship difficulties and life challenges.
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CT Life Coaching Ltd. Mrs Charlotte Trump (CPCC)
MA
Verified Verified
Fontmell Magna SP7
I am a transformational life and career coach: I change lives, and I am passionate about what I do. Having radically transformed my own life, both professional and personal, I am now dedicated to working with others to help them do the same. You can have the life you dream of. Are you ready to commit to making a significant change in your life? Do you want to identify your inner strengths and weaknesses and learn how to use these to love the life you have been blessed with? If these sound familiar then coaching with me may be the answer you have been looking for.
I am a transformational life and career coach: I change lives, and I am passionate about what I do. Having radically transformed my own life, both professional and personal, I am now dedicated to working with others to help them do the same. You can have the life you dream of. Are you ready to commit to making a significant change in your life? Do you want to identify your inner strengths and weaknesses and learn how to use these to love the life you have been blessed with? If these sound familiar then coaching with me may be the answer you have been looking for.
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Eleanor P L Pool
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blandford Forum DT11  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I offer online counselling drawing on a range of modalities which are tailored to the needs and personality of the client. My practise is both trauma and attachment informed and blends theoretic modalities with EFT, Emotion Code techniques and other embodied practises. I have experience working with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, trauma, complicated grief, historic abuse and neglect. I have developed a special interest in narcissistic abuse and am committed to use both my training and lived experience to help clients on their journey of recovery and healing enabling them live a purposeful fulfilled life.
I offer online counselling drawing on a range of modalities which are tailored to the needs and personality of the client. My practise is both trauma and attachment informed and blends theoretic modalities with EFT, Emotion Code techniques and other embodied practises. I have experience working with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, trauma, complicated grief, historic abuse and neglect. I have developed a special interest in narcissistic abuse and am committed to use both my training and lived experience to help clients on their journey of recovery and healing enabling them live a purposeful fulfilled life.
01258 446759 View 01258 446759

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Shaftesbury

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Shaftesbury who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
92% Stress
83% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Divorce

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Shaftesbury see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Shaftesbury?

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.