Colin McGuinness Chartered Counselling Psychologist

Colin McGuinness  Chartered Counselling Psychologist

The Practice Rooms
7A Catherine Street

Inspirations Centre
Poundbury Business Centre
Bridport Road


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About me

Currently, I have no availability for new clients.

My work as a counselling psychologist could best be described as blending the therapeutic skills of a psychotherapist or councillor with the scientific understanding of the human mind that comes from my training as a psychologist.

I  describe myself as an Integrative psychotherapist because I draw from all those models described above working alongside my clients to help them achieve their goals.

My career over the previous 20 years has given me experience in working with a wide variety of settings including prisons, head injury and stroke, chronic pain programmes.

For 13 years I worked in a Community Mental Health Team treating people with severe mental health conditions.

I now work full-time in private practice specialising in trauma and anxiety conditions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling psychology training requires a doctorate level training in the science of psychology alongside extensive, in-depth training in psychotherapy. In total this takes around 7 years and is examined at various points during that training. In my case, this led to a Masters degree in counselling psychology from City University, London followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology from the British Psychological Society, who conferred Chartered Psychology status.

In order to achieve Chartered status as a Counselling Psychologist I was required to train in supervised practice in three distinct therapeutic models. I chose Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Systemic, and Psychodynamic models.

Since that initial training, I have also been fully trained in Eye Movement Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic Pain psychology


£85 for self paying Clients (Agency £125 on advance payment only)

Further information

I am happy to provide a free initial consultation by phone or skype.

Maps & Directions

Salisbury, SP1 2DF
Dorchester, DT1 3WA

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Wheelchair access at Dorchester only


currently, I do not have availability for new clients.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I offer integrative supervision to counselling psychologists and counsellor.

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