Barbara Perini

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Counsellor and Psychotherapist- MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bournemouth BH12 & Poole BH15
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

In our daily lives, each of us might be struggling with feelings coming from past experiences or current situation. As an example, the pandemic and the different lockdowns had shown us how much we need our environment to be safe and accessible, and how important is to look after our mental health. Having someone in a professional setting, with whom you can talk about these struggles and feelings in a safe and non-judgemental way, is essential. Therapy will help you finding your own coping strategies and empowering you to move on in your daily life.

I offer a flexible approach, using psychodynamic therapy and focusing on each individual with their needs and emotions. I am trained in short-term and long-term therapy. I am also qualified in DIT (Dynamic Interpersonal Training), which is a semi-structured short-term (16 sessions) approach developed for mood disorders. An initial consultation will help us decide which therapy is best for you. I offer therapy in Italian if required.

I have wide experience working with Mental Health and in different settings within the community, including a prison and a mental health charity. I offer therapy for clients experiencing different mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression. In addition, I work with clients who have experienced abuse and present with complex trauma and dissociation. As well as with clients who are struggling with substance dependence or that grew up with parents who had an addiction problem.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information. I will be happy to have a 15 minutes phone conversation (free of charge) to discuss the best course of therapy for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Degree in Clinical Psychology (University of Florence- BPS registered)

MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling (Birkbeck, University of London- BACP registered)

Training in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy- DIT - Short-term therapy- 16 sessions (Tavistock, London)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 - £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA

Additional information

Fees in Dorset start from £60.00 per session, depending on the location.

Please contact me for more information.

Face-to-face in London- Oxford Circus: £90 Initial Consultation. Following sessions are based on a sliding scale (£90-£130).

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Afternoons and Evenings during the week.

In person or online sessions currently available.

Further information

Therapy offered in English and Italian.

I work face-to-face from:

-The Dorset Practice, Poole

-The Consulting Centre, Bournemouth

-OneTherapyLondon, based in Central London (Oxford Circus)

I also offer online, via Skype and Microsoft Teams, and over the phone's sessions.

Anxiety and Mindfulness support group in Poole- 10 weeks workshop starting Monday 2nd September 2024 lunch time, between 12.30pm-2pm. £20 per session. Please do contact me for further information on how to register to this group.  

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

My practice in Bournemouth is wheelchair accessible

Additional languages


Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Barbara Perini
Barbara Perini