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About me

I am an experienced person-centred counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I provide a warm, friendly and supportive counselling service in a safe environment where you can just be you.

I will provide you with a confidential and empathic space where we can explore your anxieties, feelings and concerns together at your own pace.

I believe that by processing your emotions and worries, this can lead to you gaining personal insights and a greater understanding of yourself and your life experiences or situations.

I am experienced in counselling people with a wide range of issues including: anxiety; depression; panic attacks; generalised anxiety disorder; abuse; childhood trauma; addictions; domestic violence; loneliness; feeling sad; loss and bereavement and low self esteem.

Alongside private practice, I have worked for a number of years with addictions and trauma in a counselling service in London.

I have also worked for the last 2 years at a local charity in Poole supporting adults who suffer from the effects of childhood abuse. This includes working with dissociation, post traumatic stress and anxiety.

For further information or to arrange an initial consultation please call 07868 743000 or e-mail me at annamurrell@live.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

  • OCN Certificate in Counselling Supervision
  • BA (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling - Metanoia Institute
  • Abuse & Trauma Counselling Skills
  • Holistic Healing through Body, Mind and Breath
  • CBT for Anxiety
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Professional Boundaries and Good Practice training

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer an initial 50-minute consultation which is £20. This will give you the chance to decide if you feel we can work together.

My fee for counselling is £40 per session.

I offer a reduced rate for counselling students at £30 per session.

Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer on the day of your appointment.


Available 9am-7pm, Monday to Friday


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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.

Anna Murrell BA (Hons), Couns. Dip, MBACP

Anna Murrell BA (Hons), Couns. Dip, MBACP