Elaine Arthur, Registered Member MBACP, Accredited Counsellor ACC, BA (Hons)

Elaine Arthur, Registered Member MBACP, Accredited Counsellor ACC, BA (Hons)

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About me

Would you like some extra support to help you to deal with challenges which impact your day to day life? Whether you are experiencing a crisis or facing a long term personal challenge, I provide a highly confidential, non-judgmental, safe and supportive listening ear on a one-to-one or couples basis for adults (over 18's). No problem is too big or too small and I work on a short or long term basis to suit your needs.

One to one or couples counselling will help you to better understand your thinking and behaviour. I will provide personal support so you can gain perspective and make positive informed choices in any aspect of your life or relationships. Often your goals will change over time as step by step you move forward. I will work with you at a pace that suits you to help you to achieve your goals whether they are related to your physical, emotional or spiritual wellbeing.

When struggling with physical and emotional ill health myself I couldn't find the support I needed. I founded Transforming Together as I realised that having the right personal support can help us to cope better and to enjoy life more fully. My service is called Transforming Together because I seek to work with you so that together you can find a pathway towards lasting positive transformation in your life.

I offer online and telephone counselling worldwide, subject to insurance provision. Subject to availability I offer face to face counselling in venues in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, Dorset including BH7, BH13, BH14 and BH23. Many of the venues have wheelchair access and all are near bus routes or railway stations. Most have parking on site on a first come first served basis. It would be my privilege to journey with you and to help you to not only survive but to thrive.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I am a Registered and Accredited Counsellor Member of the Association of Christian Counsellors. I abide by the relevant Codes of Ethics, Standards and Practice. I have worked as an Integrative Counsellor, Trainer and Board of Management member for several Counselling and Listening Services as well as running my own private counselling practice.

I am an experienced and professionally trained Counsellor and Wellbeing Trainer and I have worked in the listening and wellbeing professions for over 10 years. My qualifications have included a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling, a Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Counselling Practice, training in online and telephone counselling and a Level 5 Diploma in Wellbeing and Stress Management. I specialise in helping people to cope with stress, including in day to day life and in response to critical incidents in workplaces.

I am experienced in integrating a range of counselling and coaching methods tailored to meet the needs of each individual. These include cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred, solution-focused and creative approaches as best suits for each person. I have trained in a Christian counselling CWR/Adapted Crabb model and I can integrate Christian Counselling if requested. All my services are open to all of all faiths and none.   I am experienced in working short term e.g. 6-10 sessions with those who would like to progress specific areas in life which impact their everyday life and in working longer term e.g. 6 months - 2 years with those who would like to work on more deep rooted issues.

I have also been employed by organisations in the private, charity and college sectors in the wellbeing and positive psychology fields.   I am a Licensed Trainer in the use of wellbeing and positive psychology materials and I am experienced in writing and delivering high quality training courses for counsellors, psychotherapists and the general public e.g. the use of mindfulness in counselling.

I receive monthly supervision and undertake ongoing professional development. My breadth of experience and my passion to help individuals to find and love the life they were born to live is evident in all I do. I would love to help you to reach your full potential.   To find out more about me and what I can offer you please see my website www.transformingtogether.co.uk or email elaine.arthur@transformingtogether.co.uk

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Low mood
Sleep problems
Managing long-term physical conditions
Workplace critical incidents


Free initial assessment - The starting point for all counselling is to have a free no obligation initial email or phone assessment lasting up to 30 minutes to check if we are suited to working together. This will then be followed up by a more detailed assessment/introductory session of 50 minutes which costs £30.

Online counselling (Worldwide *) -  The fee for online counselling is £30 per session for text based communication which can consist of one main email each way or a one hour live text based session, e.g. via Skype. If you would prefer counselling with voice or webcam the fee is £40 per hour. Special online offer- 6 text based sessions for the price of 4, when pre-paying for 4 sessions, to be used within a 2 month period.   Special offer places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. * Some legal and insurance restrictions mean there are some countries of residence where we are unable to provide online counselling. If you live outside of the UK, please check concerning your country.

Telephone counselling (Worldwide*) - The fee is £40 per hour, based on the client paying for the phone call.  * Some legal and insurance restrictions mean there are some countries of residence where we are unable to provide telephone counselling. If you live outside of the UK, please check concerning your country.

Face to face counselling in person  (Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, Dorset, UK) - The fee is £40 per 50 minutes for one to one counselling and £60 per 80 minutes for couples counselling. An initial no obligation face to face assessment session of 50 minutes costs £30.   A limited number of places are available at reduced rates for those experiencing severe financial difficulties. Evidence of low income may be required.

Payment can be made via bank transfer, cash, cheque or paypal. (Additional charges may apply to paypal to cover direct costs)

Maps & Directions

Bournemouth, BH7
Poole, BH13

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I have availability for weekday daytime appointments in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch and Tuesday evenings in Poole. I have flexible availability for online and telephone clients.

Types of client

Older adults
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