Ali Dolphin

Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2JX 07969 928167 07969 928167 Registered / Accredited
Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2JX
07969 928167 07969 928167

About me

Having worked in healthcare for 30 years and acquired a lot of qualifications along the way, I am able to offer you a range of therapies in order to help you get better more quickly. I have worked with all ages and all types of difficulties. I typically see 30 people a week - thats a lot of therapy experience!

During my previous career in occupational therapy, I worked in a locked inpatient unit providing people with practical living skills and talking therapy. I then worked in the NHS community mental health service, helping people with severe mental health difficulties and psychosis. I currently work for the NHS as well as privately. I have spent the last ten years in the Steps to Wellbeing service helping people to overcome anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD and trauma. I am also part of the NHS service, treating people with fybro, ME and chronic pain. I have spent four years supervising other therapists.

In my private work, I also add in some NLP and hypnotherapy, to help you to make the changes more quickly. As such, it is so rewarding to see people gain a more speedy transformation and sense of relief. If you would like a spiritual dimension to therapy, I am able to add in some energy healing work as an additional compliment to our work together.

I run a calm, relaxing clinic in Dorchester, overseeing a team of practitioners also working there. Mindful Solace is a centre for a range of complimentary therapies, including reiki, mindfulness, coaching, reflexology and a variety of courses. I offer individual sessions, plus various workshops on: sleeping well, overcoming stress, mindfulness skills and mindful eating.

When I'm not working, I am travelling, doing arts & crafts, yoga, learning Spanish, going to Toastmasters or various Steampunk events around the south west. I believe in living life to the full and I will help you to gain the life you want too.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy - three years training and attained a 2:1 degree

Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - full-time year-long course to masters level, with ongoing continuous professional development and full accreditation with BABCP

EMDR for trauma - all four parts of training, provisional accreditation and membership with governing body

Master Neuro-Linguistic-Programming Practitioner - two years training and membership with governing body

Master Hypnotherapy Practitioner - one year with an accredited training school

Hypnotherapy trainer - I am qualified to train others to become hypnotherapists

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Compassion Focused Therapy

Reiki practitioner

Crystal Healer

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Group therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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I use a range of therapeutic approaches, in order to best meet your need. As such, I generally find people get better more quickly and need fewer sessions.

Initial consultation via telephone or email is free.

Indvidual sessions range between £60 - £120 per session - subject to topic and some sessions are longer than others, for more effective results.

Packages available, subject to number of sessions required.

Value for money!

Mindful Solace
5A Damers Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


all week, including weekends and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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