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.

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

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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

Poole, BH14 9JJ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Mondays to Fridays. Please enquire as to times available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme