The Oaks Counselling Service
When you are experiencing problems or are in distress, it can help to talk to somebody who can help you explore your thoughts, feelings and struggles in a confidential and non-judgemental setting.Counselling offers an opportunity to take an honest look at your life in a supportive environment.
Who are we?
We are a local counselling charity offering professional counselling to members of the community. We believe that each person is unique, and our counsellors seek to enable people to come to a place of permanent, positive change and freedom in their daily lives.
Who is counselling for?
Individuals and couples who are experiencing a range of problems and difficulties, especially when those problems feel overwhelming, or you feel stuck. Counselling provides a fresh perspective on our lives and circumstances. We welcome anyone, whatever age, and regardless of whether they have a faith.
Where are the counselling appointments?
We offer sessions at various locations in the Poole and Bournemouth area. The venue will depend on factors, such as convenience of travel and availability of counsellors. Our counselling venues are in BH6, BH7, BH9, BH14, BH15 and BH22.
Training, qualifications & experience
Our dedicated team of counsellors are either fully qualified or in the final stage of qualifying for a diploma or degree in counselling, and are either accredited, or working towards this status. They receive regular supervision from a qualified supervisor and carry professional insurance.
As members of a professional body, either the Association of Christian Counsellors or the BACP, they abide by the relevant Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
As an organisation, we are affiliated to the Association of Christian Counsellors, and are committed to providing a professional, confidential service.
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
We charge £15 for an initial interview; for subsequent sessions there is a charge of £35 for individuals or £40 for couples. For those in particular difficulties alternative arrangements may be possible. We would not wish to refuse counselling to anyone for lack of money.
To get in touch, email us at email@example.com, or call or text us on 07580 502179.
We pick up messages regularly, so please be ready to leave your name, contact number and the time you would like us to call, and we’ll get back to you shortly. We aim to reply within 24 hours.
We will then ask you to complete a background information form. Once this is returned, and a counsellor becomes available, we will arrange an initial assessment to get an overview of your situation and to determine whether counselling at The Oaks is appropriate for you.
Once counselling starts you will normally see your counsellor either weekly or fortnightly for sessions of around one hour.
Maps & Directions
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