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About me

Hi, taking the first steps in finding a counsellor can be difficult - understanding what you might need and how a counsellor can help you can be challenging.

Whatever concerns you may face in life counselling provides you with professional support and enables you to explore ways to deal with your issues.

However big or small your concerns I offer you a flexible approach with practical ways to help you move forward.

If you would like to understand more about how I practice then please contact me to arrange a free 30 minute consultation.

I work in the Ferndown area and am available to both individuals and couples for short and long term counselling in a warm and safe environment. I also provide a telephone and skype counselling service.

Training, qualifications & experience

Having qualified as a counsellor in June 2006 I hold a Diploma in Humansitic Integrative counselling meaning my approach is to work to with you at your pace.

I am also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their ethical framework.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Additional information

When you contact me I will arrange with you an initial 45 minute session which is at no charge to yourself. This session can take place either face to face, over the telephone or via a Skype call.

Thereafter my fees are:

£40 per session for individuals
£50 per session for couples.

I do make concessions for students and people on low income, I would be happy to discuss this with you at your initial session.

Further information

If you are unsure whether counselling is the right option for you then please give me a call or drop me an email so that we can have a chat and I can help explain the benefits of counselling.

If I am unable to answer your call then please leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Caroline Barrett

Caroline Barrett