About me

I am a qualified Counsellor and an Accredited Member of the BACP able to offer counselling across Dorset, currently offering appointments in Dorchester, Wimborne.

I specialise in addiction with over 16 years experience in this field, and can offer both short and long term sessions depending on your individual circumstances/preferences or needs. Counselling can help you improve your confidence by giving you the opportunity to speak freely and openly in a safe and non judgemental environment. In our sessions, we will look to develop your self awareness, leading to a greater understanding and acceptance of what may be challenging situations in life and help you find your own solutions.

Although the foundations of my working practice is Person Centred, with my integrative training I also draw upon some of the following:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focus

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (CBT)
  • SMART Recovery Facilitator
  • Trained Mediator
  • Strengthening Families Programme Facilitator
  • Group Therapy Facilitator
  • TA 101 Introduction to Transactional Analysis

I have worked in the field of addiction for 16 years. During this time I have also worked in a G.P practice counselling and as a Counsellor at a Mental Health outreach project based in Somerset.

As well as addiction I offer counselling for issues such as:

Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Low self esteem, Anger management, Passive Aggressive behaviour, and confidence building.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


Additional information

60 minute Counselling session £45.00

Payment can be made at the beginning of each session or in advance.


Daytime, Evening and Saturday appointments.

8 Prince Of Wales Road

41C East Street
BH21 1DX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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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.

Dorchester venue

Anne Cooper

Anne Cooper