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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 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 honestly explore how things are for you.

I can offer the space without worrying about upsetting someone and watching what you say, with the time and space allow you to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions without fear of judgement or recrimination.

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.

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.

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

daytime, evening and weekend appointments available

The Hub
BH31 7QE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Cheryl Bellingham

Cheryl Bellingham