Andrew Baker MBACP MNCS(Acc) MHS

Andrew Baker  MBACP MNCS(Acc) MHS


Aries Osteopath Clinic
14 Woodside Road
Penn Hill
BH14 9JJ

07816 240555

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About me

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor. The “integrative” approach to counselling allows a practitioner to draw on multiple models, theories and tools in order to provide a course of therapy tailored to the needs of the individual client. The famous American psychologist, Abraham Maslow said, “If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail”. To that end, rather than specialise in a single form of therapy I have studied several of the most effective and commonly used. These include:

* Person Centred Counselling
* Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
* Transactional Analysis (TA)
* Psychoanalysis
* Cognitive Hypnotherapy
* Mindfulness & Mindfulness Based Therapy
* Human Givens Psychology.
* Stoicism - How to be happy and content without a struggle.                                                  *My own 5Rs Approach.                                                                                              *Rewind Technique - proven treatment for PTSD and severe traumas but also used for phobias and OCD.                                                                                          

However, all my treatments tend to be underpinned by “Mindfulness” which is a meditative technique.

Maslow also said, “What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself". I have always believed that the route to greater happiness for any individual is through a greater understanding of himself/herself.

I like to keep up with the latest developments in neuropsychology and implement this knowledge in my work when appropriate.

For more details, please see my website:

Training, qualifications & experience

Professionally trained, qualified and National Counselling Society accredited*, I work with individuals, couples & families in Bournemouth where I am based at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital. I am also a registered member of the BACP (MBACP).

I hold an Advanced Professional Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

I abide to strict rules of professional ethics and confidentiality and hold the necessary public liability insurance for psychotherapy, counselling and hypnotherapy.

I have experience of delivering counselling in the NHS under the IAPT scheme.

Since obtaining my professional diploma I have undertaken further courses to expand and deepen my knowledge and expertise.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The Rewind Technique which evidence suggests is probably THE most effective treatment for PTSD and severe traumas but also very effective for phobias and OCD.


My fees are generally £60 per hourly session for individuals or couples counselling.

Further information

Familiar issues with which I may be able to help:

  • Stress, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias.
  • Lack of confidence, low self-esteem, poor self-worth.
  • Depression, hopelessness, inability to cope, feeling overwhelmed or lost.
  • Bereavement, grief and loss, emptiness.
  • Habits and addictions.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), self-defeating behaviours.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • Relationship or marital issues.
  • Emotional outbursts, anti-social behaviours.
  • Tendencies to think and/or behave irrationally or unrealistically.
  • Issues arising from sexual, physical, psychological or emotional abuse.
  • Sexuality or identity issues.
  • The desire for personal development.

Maps & Directions

Bournemouth, BH1
Poole, BH14 9JJ

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 user access: Yes


Due to CORID-19,  I am offering sessions via Skype or similar options.

Mondays to Fridays. Please enquire as to times available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme