Cheryl Bellingham

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Wimborne BH21 & Verwood BH31
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome, sometimes taking care of ourselves can be a daunting challenge, particularly when life feels overwhelming.   I’m here to provide a safe space to explore feelings and work through issues however big or small these feel including feelings of anxiety and depression.  I work in a trauma informed way.

Part of counselling is having a relationship where you feel able to be honest, vulnerable and yourself.  This may not be instant but grows with time and from a place where you feel accepted.  The counselling relationship that we can develop together builds a warm, safe and supportive space which is just for you. Talking things through with someone who is not part of your life, and who has no vested interest gives you a freedom to express and explore your experience.

I offer confidential and affordable one to one counselling in Verwood.  Sometimes it can be difficult to access services for reasons of mobility or anxiety and therefore I can also offer online or over the telephone sessions.  We can work together to ensure that counselling is tailored to what suits you best.

This is your journey and if you feel I can help please do get in touch, with this in mind I do provide a free telephone call 

"The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are" Unknown author 

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Membership - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg. MBACP)

Qualifications - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Training -Trauma Informed Practitioner 

Domestic abuse awareness, Trauma and working with bereaved children, Working with young people, Supporting children pre-bereavement, Complex grief in children and young people, Motivational Interviewing, suicide ideation, and self-harm

Member organisations

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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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45.00 per hour. Concessions offered to Students and key workers

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

daytime, evening and weekend appointments available

Further information

There is free parking available 

3 Saints Close, Three Legged Cross, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 6UJ

Verwood, Dorset, BH31

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Cheryl Bellingham
Cheryl Bellingham