About me

I am a fully qualified Person Centred Counsellor with a  psychology degree .  I have  twenty years experience & have worked with most counselling issues. My specialist areas are anxiety, depression, addictions, mental health, family issues and low self esteem.  I  previously ran 1-1 counselling where I saw individual clients. I have  now expanded with One Stop Counselling Services which covers the whole of Dorset. We do employers assistance programmes( EAP) where we assist local companies with counselling their staff. We offer many forms of counselling ranging from individuals, couples, groups, families & teams. Counselling can be offered face to face or remotely using  Skype, Zoom or telephone.  We are a very friendly team & pride ourselves with our down to earth attitude.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a European Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a Bsc in Psychology. I am experienced in Addictions, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, young people, grief, loss, long term health conditions, and relationship difficulties.
However I feel confident to manage most difficulties with which the client may present as have twenty years experience.

I have worked at Quinton House Project as senior counsellor & group therapist. Women's refuge as a counsellor. Ted Webster family centre as family therapist. Private practice counsellor and EAP counsellor. Should your company need to use our EAP service we can offer workshops on work related topics such as stress, anxiety, burn out. Also on offer is mindfulness, hypnosis and relaxation techniques. We are always happy to signpost to outside agencies if unable to help and we accept Doctors  referals.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Additional information

Fees are £45.00 for 50 minutes and concessions are offered for corporate companies, unemployed, students, elderly & sick.


Monday-Saturday daytime & evening appointments available in two locations Broadstone, Christchurch, Telephone or Zoom.

Further information

I am working towards accreditation and working within the ethical framework of BACP and in regular supervision. We hold full indemnity insurance & have over ten years experience in counselling.

11 Dunyeats Road
BH18 8AA

98 Broadway
Coastal Practice

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Donna Matthews

Donna Matthews