Sole Jewell Counselling MBACP, CBT,Life Coaching,

Sole Jewell Counselling MBACP, CBT,Life Coaching,

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About me

Life is very much up and down hill journey, with bumpy rides that we just don't foresee. Clients that I work with often feel that life is getting on top of them, they are not living the life the want. I am here to provide a safe, confidential and creative environment in which we work together to open the door to new beginning. Counselling is about talking but also is about changes.I won't provide solutions but will work with you to explore the problems and help you to find your own path. I am warm and honest, I really hope I am the person that you are looking for to support you with your journey.

Do you feel you are struggling with issues and feelings that don't go away or get any better? If this is the case, finding the right counsellor is very important and in my experience as a counsellor the building of relationships with clients is the key to working in a collaborative way and being able to move on and finding ways to cope with any issues that may occur.

I am good at listening, empathic towards my clients, very caring and understand that taking the first step in calling someone is very hard and can be daunting.

I hope I am the person who can help you and be there for you when you are finding things difficult. I hope to hear from you, otherwise I wish you all the best with your future and journey.

Why did I become a counsellor?

I used to listen to people talking about their problems and I instinctively felt I could help them. I trained as a counsellor and discovered I had the gift of empathy; that I was able to clearly understand how people feel when their lives are in turmoil.  Often people need someone to listen.  They need to feel someone understands and empathises.

What do I do?

People think counselling is about helping clients to change their lives.  It is. But, the counsellor doesn’t tell you what to do; we support you in making decisions about your future. Talking is therapy. Counselling is not about telling clients what to do; it is about listening, caring, showing empathy and understanding.  It is non-judgemental. It is guiding clients towards finding their own path.

I knew I had found the right path for me.

Through my training, I have learnt how to ensure a client feels comfortable and relaxed enough to be able to share their worries and concerns; to be able to speak, sometimes for the first time, about the traumas they have suffered.  Clients can feel able to scream or shout, to cry or get angry, I will be there beside you, completely focussed on you, just listening and guiding you through the tunnel towards the light.

Part of the process of counselling that I use is to identify patterns of unhelpful or negative thoughts, behaviour or feelings that are often associated with the problems people face.  We then work together to overcome the problems and to replace the negative thinking or behaviour with helpful and more positive responses.

I am not here to tell you what to do. I am here to listen and help to enhance your life and help you live it more fully, if you choose to do so.

At present I am working for Dorset Rape Crisis. Also I am part of DCFCT (The Dorset Child and Family Counseling Trust).

And finally the qualifications

I am a Humanistic Integrative counsellor and use Person-Centred, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Gestalt techniques depending on the individual needs of my clients. As a counsellor and independent practitioner I am bound by Ethical Framework Conduct Procedures. In addition to working with adults, I work with children and adolescents.

If you need more information call me or e-mail me on my above number.

I hope I am the person that can help you and support you through your journey

Client Feedback January 2016 - February 2016

Very helpful, got me back to a positive mental state. The counsellor understood my difficulties. Also the counsellor treated me with respect and understanding. I would recommend this counsellor to others who are experiencing difficulties.

Sole is such a warm and welcoming person; she put me at my ease immediately. She helped me to see that I could forgive people and let go of the things that had been dragging me down. Thank you so much, I wish I had taken this step earlier. SM Bournemouth

Training, qualifications & experience

My professional qualifications are as follows:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPACB)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Life Coaching
  • Level 5 CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
  • Domestic Violence 1 & 2
  • Bereavement
  • Anxiety
  • Tools for Counsellors
  • Harassment
  • Bullying
  • NVQ Level 3 – Caring
  • Safeguarding Course for Young People
  • Post Qualified Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents (Iron Mill College)

Continued Professional Qualifications:

  • Mindfulness
  • I have applied for my Accreditation (BACP)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

At present I am working with clients using Humanistic and Congnitive Behaviour Therapy. Sometimes it is about the past but using CBT can help the client deal with their thoughts as behaviours can be due negative automatic thoughts from early experiences. I use Life Coaching with my clients to be able to develop strategies on how to move forward with difficulties. These three combinations of Therapy have helped me to see clients moving on in a positive way.

Sessions are in English but can also be in Spanish, if required.

Sexuality including Transgender.


Sessions are normally on weekly or fortnightly basis depending on the nature of the situation and charges are as follows:

  • £40 for a 50 minute session.
  • £50 for a 1.5 hour session.
  • £25 for children and young people under 18.
  • Please be aware that I can only give you the remaining session time if you arrive late due to other client appointments I may have.
  • Notified cancellations (24+ hours) before the appointment or known holidays will not be chargeable.
  • Missed appointments will need to be paid for however, I will endeavour to accommodate reasonable requests for a change.

Please contact me if you would like more information or to arrange a free consultation and discuss your requirements and whether you would be happy to work with me. The consultation lasts 30 minutes.

Further information

I have been counselling people with Social and Domestic Violence issues Bereavement, Self-Esteem issues, Relationship issues, Transgender, Working with children and adolescents. All of these have given me a wide variety of exposure to working with people in a community setting and assesing their needs by either helping them directly using my counselling skills or referring them to specific outlets of expertise.

This role involves keeping secure information on sessions and understanding client confidentiality as laid down by the BACP Guidelines and by working with a Supervision Group.

My counselling qualifications and skills have enabled me to develop an understanding of peoples' needs and the most effective ways in dealing with issues through to resolution and Positive Changes.

I am very friendly and very warm but most of all very undertanding on how difficult is to take the first steps and look for the right counsellor for you.

The only thing that I can say is for you to call me and try, so if you need more information I am happy to assist you.

Maps & Directions

Bournemouth, BH6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: English and Spanish


Weekdays, Evenings and Weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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