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About me

I have over thirty years experience in and around the NHS so have supported many people, with many different problems in many different ways. Now a BACP registered Psychotherapist I work to offer a helping hand to adults in crisis through my wellbeing, psychotherapy and coaching service. Your own crisis may vary from from relationship problems to redundancy, from bereavement to bullying, but if you are feeling anxious or lonely, isolated and invisible or maybe you have just lost sight of who you are because things around you are changing, I may be the person you are looking for.

If you are in need of some time out and want a safe and confidential space while you work things out with someone who genuinely cares then call me. Do it now because you don't want to wait till things to get so bad that they turn into a lifelong health issue.

I am willing to meet you in Wimborne for a, free of charge, chat in the first instance so we can work out how best to start helping you.

I am fully insured and I am able to offer both long term support and outcome focussed short term support tailored to meet your specific needs. I will ensure we have regular reviews as part of your therapeutic treatment plan to help you track your progress with the changes you are making.

Registered provider for Dorset Council's Time to Talk Carer Support Service

Training, qualifications & experience

  • State Registered Nurse (Manchester)
  • State Certified Midwife (Chesterfield)
  • Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing (Bournemouth)
  • BSc Hons Nursing Studies (Bournemouth)
  • Certificate in Life Skills Coaching (Newcastle)
  • Practitioner NLP (Dr Susi Strang & Associates, Yorkshire)
  • Master Practitioner NLP (INLPtA Yorkshire)
  • Certificate in Advanced Patterns of Psychotherapy (Awaken, Yorkshire)

Accredited in the following diagnostics and measures, MBTI Step 1, Verax 360's Personal Effectiveness Profile, Leadership for Results, Performance Coaching, Team Leader Competence.

Author of 'Masqueraid: when will you show me who you really are?' https://bit.ly/2LvGjR2

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Personal development

Performance coaching

Leadership development


Organisational development, CPD accredited leadership and mental health wellbeing training programmes for group sizes 8-25 available

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Additional information

The first half hour is free so we can jointly decide if I am the right person for you. At the end of the day you will need to feel comfortable with whoever you choose to work with.

Thereafter I charge £50 per 50 minute session.

I offer concessionary rates for students, older people and those facing financial hardship.

Cancellation, without 24hr notice, will be charged at the full fee. I do not charge for holidays but would appreciate advance notice and I will do the same regarding my own holidays.

Arrangements for telephone coaching can be made for some clients.


Monday - Friday. Early morning and evening sessions available

Further information

My consulting rooms in Wimborne have disabled access and parking. There is public parking close by for able bodied clients.

The consulting rooms in Bournemouth, have no lift or disabled toilet. Please specify if a ground floor room will be needed at the time of your enquiry. There is FREE off road parking across the road.

13 King Street
BH21 1DY

The Consulting Centre
348 Poole Road
BH12 1AW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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.

Wheelchair accessible, disabled parking


Anne Raven-Vause

Anne Raven-Vause