Anna Woodward MBACP. Registered Counsellor

Anna Woodward MBACP. Registered Counsellor

Dorset House
Church Street
BH21 1JH

41c East Street
BH21 1DX


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About me

Thanks for taking the time to visit my page. I am passionate about the positive changes that Counselling can bring to a person's wellbeing and lifestyle. Having the opportunity to be heard without judgement allows you to feel less alone with your own problems and see your thoughts from a different perspective. Wouldn't it be great to spend time on yourself, feel more in control and improve your quality of life? Counselling can help. I work with adults and young people.

I have a down to earth and kind approach with an emphasis on building a non judgemental and trusting relationship with you.  I am not here to tell you what to do, but offer a warm and caring space for you to feel heard and supported. Only you know how you feel in any given situation, so I put you at the heart of everything we do together.

What can you expect?

An opportunity to spend some time exploring how you are feeling. If you are tired of pretending everything is ok and you want to sort things out, then it helps to talk about the things that are bothering you the most.

I offer short to medium to long term counselling depending on what your needs are.  I work with a wide range of approaches, including using creative therapeutic tools to explore what is going on for you.

If you want to find out more please visit my website, or give me a call on 07425 051459 or drop me an email

I will respond to your message within 24 hours. We can then have a chat about your needs and arrange for you to come and have an assessment. This is an opportunity for you to tell me about yourself and why you would like to come for counselling. We can agree the best approach for you and if you then want to make a commitment we can arrange a time and day that works.

Training, qualifications & experience


I have worked within Redlands Counselling Service providing a community counselling service in Bournemouth.

l am a Counsellor at the Arts University in Bournemouth and am passionate about working with adolescents.

I also volunteer as a Counsellor at the local charity Acts Fast supporting the carers and families of the victms of sexual abuse.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and adhere to their Ethical Framework.

I hold an enhanced DBS Certificate.

I have regular Supervision in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework recommendations.


  • CPCAB Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Working with Young People Certificate

I continually strive to improve my knowledge and understanding of mental health. I am currently studying my level 5 Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

  • Additional Training
  • Domestic Abuse (2019)
  • Stalking and Harassment (2019)
  • Impact of Trauma (2019)
  • Emotions in Eating Disorders (2019)
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2019)
  • Bereavement (2019)
  • Safeguarding Children (2019)

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Accredited register membership


Free telephone consultation to agree initial needs and time for assessment.

Assessment £25 (50 minutes)
Session £40 (50 minutes)

Single Session Therapy £40 - this is a one off session to discuss a key issue. (50 minutes)

Concessions available for those on lower incomes.

Maps & Directions

Wimborne, BH21 1JH
Wimborne, BH21 1DX

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: No

parking available near to my location either on street or car parks


I am currently able to take on clients at varied times of the week including some evenings and Saturday mornings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults