Counselling in Wareham

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Ashley Crocker
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wareham BH20
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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Jane Zoega
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wareham BH20
Thank you for taking a look at my page. You are probably here because you are struggling with something life has thrown at you. I hope I can help. It is important when embarking on a therapeutic journey that you feel comfortable working with your therapist of choice. I offer a free initial consultation so you can get a feel for how I work and if I am the right therapist for you. I work with individuals, couples and I run groups. I tend to start by working weekly but am flexible depending on your needs. Some clients are looking for long-term counselling, others might only need a few sessions.
Thank you for taking a look at my page. You are probably here because you are struggling with something life has thrown at you. I hope I can help. It is important when embarking on a therapeutic journey that you feel comfortable working with your therapist of choice. I offer a free initial consultation so you can get a feel for how I work and if I am the right therapist for you. I work with individuals, couples and I run groups. I tend to start by working weekly but am flexible depending on your needs. Some clients are looking for long-term counselling, others might only need a few sessions.
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Julie Eleanor Fisher-Thomas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wareham BH20
Do you have problems getting up in the mornings, eating? Do you have issues with your self worth? Does everyone else seem to have a better life than you? Have you got mental health difficulties? Addiction including sexual addiction? Problems with understanding or accepting who you are?
Do you have problems getting up in the mornings, eating? Do you have issues with your self worth? Does everyone else seem to have a better life than you? Have you got mental health difficulties? Addiction including sexual addiction? Problems with understanding or accepting who you are?
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Jane Peacock Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wareham BH20
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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NOATerapi - Nuray Ozben Avsar
Psychologist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Kingston BH20
Nuray Ozben Avsar completed her undergraduate degree in Psychological Counseling at Bogazici University and obtained her postgraduate in Psychology. She is a mental health professional practicing for the past 15 years. Mrs. Avsar is highly skilled in working with people across all age groups, including, children, teenagers, adults and older adults who are experiencing a various type of cognitive, behavioural, emotional and physical difficulties such as trauma, anxiety, depression, phobias, low-self-esteem, loss and adjustment difficulties, eating disorders, social anxiety, emotional dysregulation, panic disorder, perfectionism..
Nuray Ozben Avsar completed her undergraduate degree in Psychological Counseling at Bogazici University and obtained her postgraduate in Psychology. She is a mental health professional practicing for the past 15 years. Mrs. Avsar is highly skilled in working with people across all age groups, including, children, teenagers, adults and older adults who are experiencing a various type of cognitive, behavioural, emotional and physical difficulties such as trauma, anxiety, depression, phobias, low-self-esteem, loss and adjustment difficulties, eating disorders, social anxiety, emotional dysregulation, panic disorder, perfectionism..
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Barbara Perini
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified 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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Carol Bendinelli
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH15
There are times for everyone when our normal ways of coping don't seem like enough. You don't have to feel alone when life feels challenging or overwhelming. I offer a confidential, warm, non-judgemental space where you will feel heard, valued and accepted for who you are. It takes courage to seek support and I work collaboratively at your pace to help you develop positive changes in your life. I am passionate about working with people to empower them to reach their personal goals, express their individuality, overcome challenges and enjoy life.
There are times for everyone when our normal ways of coping don't seem like enough. You don't have to feel alone when life feels challenging or overwhelming. I offer a confidential, warm, non-judgemental space where you will feel heard, valued and accepted for who you are. It takes courage to seek support and I work collaboratively at your pace to help you develop positive changes in your life. I am passionate about working with people to empower them to reach their personal goals, express their individuality, overcome challenges and enjoy life.
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Moving on Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Broadstone BH18
It may be that you are experiencing deep feelings of sadness, hopelessness with no motivation for the future. You may be increasingly stressed and anxious, feeling that you are isolated and separate from all that is happening around you. You may be struggling with irritability and anger, finding yourself being overly defensive or being hurtful towards others. I can help with all of these experiences, helping you to identify the causes and support you in overcoming them. Counselling can make a real difference to your life.
It may be that you are experiencing deep feelings of sadness, hopelessness with no motivation for the future. You may be increasingly stressed and anxious, feeling that you are isolated and separate from all that is happening around you. You may be struggling with irritability and anger, finding yourself being overly defensive or being hurtful towards others. I can help with all of these experiences, helping you to identify the causes and support you in overcoming them. Counselling can make a real difference to your life.
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Philip Rose
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Poole BH14
In today's fast-paced world, people experience many challenges and complex pressures. As a psychotherapist, I offer clients a secure and confidential space to explore their situation and examine the obstacles affecting their happiness and health. I strive to support clients’ emotional and personal growth by creating an open dialogue which encourages curiosity and reflexivity to help them confront their challenges, gain insight into their lives, and move closer to what they hope to achieve through therapy.
In today's fast-paced world, people experience many challenges and complex pressures. As a psychotherapist, I offer clients a secure and confidential space to explore their situation and examine the obstacles affecting their happiness and health. I strive to support clients’ emotional and personal growth by creating an open dialogue which encourages curiosity and reflexivity to help them confront their challenges, gain insight into their lives, and move closer to what they hope to achieve through therapy.
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Dr Jessica Matcham
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Poole BH14
As a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist I have experience working with adults with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression and low mood, trauma and low self-esteem. Everybody experiences psychological distress but sometimes this can get in the way of us living our lives. When this happens, talking therapy can help us to reflect on how we got to where we are and explore ways of moving forward. I can help you to identify goals for therapy, offer emotional support, increase understanding and acceptance of self and provide practical strategies to help you make long lasting, meaningful change in your life.
As a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist I have experience working with adults with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression and low mood, trauma and low self-esteem. Everybody experiences psychological distress but sometimes this can get in the way of us living our lives. When this happens, talking therapy can help us to reflect on how we got to where we are and explore ways of moving forward. I can help you to identify goals for therapy, offer emotional support, increase understanding and acceptance of self and provide practical strategies to help you make long lasting, meaningful change in your life.
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Megan Baker-Stevens
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poole BH15
Do you feel stuck, sad, or anxious? Are you an adult struggling with life right now? Or a parent concerned for your child or teen? Life can throw up difficulties at any time, a difficult childhood, trauma, or a relationship breakdown. You or your child may have experienced bullying, difficulties fitting in or managing social and cultural expectations. These experiences can lead to the development of anxiety and low mood, self esteem issues, and other mental health difficulties. Therapy can help you to understand yourself, and the impact of your thoughts and behaviours more deeply.
Do you feel stuck, sad, or anxious? Are you an adult struggling with life right now? Or a parent concerned for your child or teen? Life can throw up difficulties at any time, a difficult childhood, trauma, or a relationship breakdown. You or your child may have experienced bullying, difficulties fitting in or managing social and cultural expectations. These experiences can lead to the development of anxiety and low mood, self esteem issues, and other mental health difficulties. Therapy can help you to understand yourself, and the impact of your thoughts and behaviours more deeply.
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Dr Sophia Chambers
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poole BH15
Waitlist for new clients
I am a friendly and passionate Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, experienced in helping with a range of difficulties including: anxiety, panic, stress, trauma/PTSD, depression, and low self-esteem. I draw on principles from a range of evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). This means I can be flexible and adapt sessions to suit you.
I am a friendly and passionate Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, experienced in helping with a range of difficulties including: anxiety, panic, stress, trauma/PTSD, depression, and low self-esteem. I draw on principles from a range of evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). This means I can be flexible and adapt sessions to suit you.
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Barbara Katharina Freeman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Broadstone BH18
I work as an integrative counsellor, which means I use a flexible, interactive approach that can be adapted to individual needs. I believe we are all unique individuals and as such different therapeutic approaches or techniques may be helpful.
I work as an integrative counsellor, which means I use a flexible, interactive approach that can be adapted to individual needs. I believe we are all unique individuals and as such different therapeutic approaches or techniques may be helpful.
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Rob Abbott
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Mandy Heath
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poole BH13
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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Matt Harris
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Poole BH15
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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The Binge Eating Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH14
Do you long to experience some peace, freedom and self trust around food? I believe this should be a birthright for everyone. If you are feeling out of control around food and concerned about the size or shape of your body, I get it because I've been there. I now use my professional and lived experience to help others find their way out of the prison of binge eating. I'm sure you have tried many times to gain control of your eating and maybe you're at a point where you're thinking there must be more going on than simply not being able to stick to a diet. Is therapy the answer?
Do you long to experience some peace, freedom and self trust around food? I believe this should be a birthright for everyone. If you are feeling out of control around food and concerned about the size or shape of your body, I get it because I've been there. I now use my professional and lived experience to help others find their way out of the prison of binge eating. I'm sure you have tried many times to gain control of your eating and maybe you're at a point where you're thinking there must be more going on than simply not being able to stick to a diet. Is therapy the answer?
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Katherine Gentry-Coyne
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified 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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Cathy Crammer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH14
Hi I’m Cathy. I offer counselling to adults and young people over age 16+. I can provide support in a variety areas including anxiety, depression, stress, anger, self esteem, relationship problems and also specialise in eating disorders, body image issues and grief/loss. Counselling sessions can be in person, by Zoom, phone or Walk and Talk outdoors. I offer a discount to NUS and Counselling Students. I offer a non judgemental environment to help you explore problems. If you are looking for support please get in touch.
Hi I’m Cathy. I offer counselling to adults and young people over age 16+. I can provide support in a variety areas including anxiety, depression, stress, anger, self esteem, relationship problems and also specialise in eating disorders, body image issues and grief/loss. Counselling sessions can be in person, by Zoom, phone or Walk and Talk outdoors. I offer a discount to NUS and Counselling Students. I offer a non judgemental environment to help you explore problems. If you are looking for support please get in touch.
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Mandy Jane Nicholson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH12
Waitlist for new clients
I am an empathic, approachable and experienced (5yrs) Humanistic Integrative LGBTQ affirmative counsellor. I also integrate CBT into my practice particularly when working with anxiety. I have facilitated numerous Wellbeing Support Groups for Dorset Mind including 2 LGBTQ peer-support talking groups and an anxiety support group. My private practice was based at Over the Rainbow Sexual Health Clinic in Bournemouth for 5 years where I have had the privilege of working with a variety of LGBTQ people experiencing numerous Wellbeing Challenges including:Post Traumatic Injury, OCD, Depression, Social Anxiety and Emotionally Unstable PD.
I am an empathic, approachable and experienced (5yrs) Humanistic Integrative LGBTQ affirmative counsellor. I also integrate CBT into my practice particularly when working with anxiety. I have facilitated numerous Wellbeing Support Groups for Dorset Mind including 2 LGBTQ peer-support talking groups and an anxiety support group. My private practice was based at Over the Rainbow Sexual Health Clinic in Bournemouth for 5 years where I have had the privilege of working with a variety of LGBTQ people experiencing numerous Wellbeing Challenges including:Post Traumatic Injury, OCD, Depression, Social Anxiety and Emotionally Unstable PD.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wareham

< 10

Counsellors in Wareham who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
75% Bereavement
75% Behavioural Issues
75% Borderline Personality (BPD)

Average years in practice

8 Years

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

How Counsellors in Wareham see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wareham?

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.