Ali Dolphin

Ali Dolphin

Mindful Solace
5A Damers Road

07969 928167

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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


Photos & videos

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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!

Maps & Directions

Dorchester, DT1 2JX

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


all week, including weekends and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults