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The average price of a Counsellor in Dorset is £40 per session

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Summer Therapy

‘20 Certificate of Excellence

I provide counselling for couples and individuals experiencing any and all relationship difficulties. Depression. Anxiety. Bereavement and loss. And coaching for anyone who wants to make lifestyle changes, explore goals and dreams and look at what's next on life's journey. Since 2007 I have worked with Relate as a couples and individual counsellor, young person therapist and Clinical Supervisor. During this time I have also worked for the NHS for 6 years as a Mental Health Practitioner supporting people with a range of mental health issues particularly depression and anxiety, helping them to find coping strategies or to recovery. I have been working privately now for 5 years.

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What do you love most about your job?

I love providing a confidential space where my clients, sometimes for the first time ever, feel listened too and understood. Where they can feel confident to talk about difficult issues and find resolution.

What inspired you to start your own business?

My own marriage went through difficult times and eventually ended very amicably thanks to the relationship counselling we had which helped us put our children's needs before our own. I wanted to provide this service for others and qualified as a therapist in 2007.

Why should our clients choose you?

One of the concerns I had after I had had a period of counselling was that, although I had developed a good understanding of why I felt the way I did and did what I did I hadn't really been given the tools to move my life forward beyond the divorce. It is really important to me that my clients gain insight and knowledge of how they came to be where they are right now but also have the opportunity to explore what's next and how to get there so I also trained as a life coach. Coaching is a great way to make changes when the counselling has been successful and the client is ready for a fresh start. Sometimes counselling is enough on its own as is coaching. And the two combined make for a very holistic experience.

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Your expert Counsellor will be able to advise you on the full range of services available and will be able to advise on what is most suitable. Use Bark to get free quotes and schedule an appointment today.

At your appointment, you will be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained Counsellor who will listen and support you without judging or criticising.
The therapist can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes and find your own solutions to problems. However, they will not usually give advice or tell you what to do. The Counsellor might sum up what they understand you have been saying so that they can help you to form a plan of action.

Counselling can take place in a number of ways. These include:

  • Face to face session

  • Group session

  • Phone session

  • Email session

  • Online through live chat services or video conferencing software

You may be offered a single session of Counselling, a short course of sessions over a few weeks or months or a longer course that lasts for several months or years.

It can take a number of sessions before you start to see progress but you should gradually start to feel better with the help and support of your Counsellor.

You can be confident that any of the Bark local Counsellors listed will give you a reliable and efficient service to help you feel better.

You could look for Counsellors that are accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) which means that they have met the PSA’s required professional standards to practise.

Before you choose a Counsellor, you could read testimonials and read details of the issues they can help with on their website.

You could also look at their profile page on Bark and check out reviews from past customers too.

Counselling can help with many issues. These include the following:

  • Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety or eating disorders.

  • Physical health conditions such as infertility.

  • Difficult life events such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress.

  • Dealing with difficult emotions such as low self-esteem or anger.

  • Sexual identity issues.

  • Divorce.

  • Redundancy and work issues.

  • Phobias and fears.

Absolutely! Many Counsellors provide their services remotely via an online video call or the telephone. Not only is it more convenient, but it's also the preferable option for many people who would feel more comfortable holding the session from the comfort of their own home.

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