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About me

Taking care of ourselves is something that we often put off always putting others ahead of ourselves. Asking for help can feel daunting and frightening but you are here and have taken the first step

The therapeutic relationship that we can develop together builds a warm safe and special 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 honestly explore how things are for you, without worrying about upsetting someone and watching what you say. the time and space allow you to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions without fear of judgement or recrimination.

I offer confidential affordable one to one counselling in Verwood.  Sometimes it can be difficult to access services for reasons of mobility or anxiety and I therefore also offer home visits.

If you feel anxious, depressed, find life hard to manage, if you are coping with death, loss, or grief. Struggling with feelings of anger, guilt or shame, your time with me will allow you the time to better understand your feelings, give you more awareness and develop coping strategies

I am not here to tell you what you should do as I believe that you have the answers within you. Together we can find a way forward that works for you I am here to walk by your side through the journey that we can take together. You are not on your own.

Every one of us is unique and my aim is to understand your world as it is for you. I treat people with warmth, understanding, and respect empowering you to take that next step, grow as a person and gain a greater understanding and acceptance of yourself and your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

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

Qualifications - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Training -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 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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative


£40.00 per hour. Concessions offered to Students and key workers

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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 user access


daytime, evening and weekend appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Cheryl Bellingham (MBACP)

Cheryl Bellingham (MBACP)