Collette Drury

Sturminster Newton DT10 & Dorchester DT1
07715 178860 07715 178860 Registered / Accredited
Sturminster Newton DT10 & Dorchester DT1

About me

Welcome. Seeking help can be daunting and it may be difficult to know where to start. The first step you've already taken, here on this website. If you would like just to talk to someone to find out a little more about counselling then I would welcome your call.

Then, if you would like to take a next step, I offer a free 60 minute initial session where we can explore together what brings you to counselling and whether we feel that we could work together.  During these challenging times, I am offering creative ways to be in contact, and these include Zoom, Skype and telephone.  I feel fortunate I have experience in working this way.

Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, confused or low about issues in your life, counselling can allow you space to explore, giving you a chance to build a better understanding of yourself and your relationships.

I offer counselling and psychotherapy and it can be either open-ended or short-term, sometimes a fixed number of sessions. I work with adults of all ages, young and more mature. I offer space to explore and welcome the opportunity to work with specific often deep seated issues (some of the types of issues are noted here in my profile). However, some feelings can't be named and the reasons behind them aren't obvious, these too can be explored and identified over time.

I work in a way that is confidential, respectful and thoughtful. My training is from the psychodynamic model and I work with this knowledge, offering counselling that emphasises the importance of the relationship between client and counsellor whilst using skills and techniques that are appropriate for each individual.

Counselling or psychotherapy is not for everyone, and not every counselling relationship works, but when it does work it can be and often is, life-changing.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA (Hons) and obtained a diplomas in both Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and in Psychodynamic Counselling with Wessex Counselling Service. I am a registered member of both BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), and BPC (the British Psychoanalytic Council). I hold a current Government Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.

My work is centred in the standards set out in the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and participate in regular, ongoing Continuing Professional Development.

I have combined my private practice with a range of voluntary activity, including volunteering within the courts system. Latterly, in addition to my private practice, I have offered low-cost therapy for a not for profit organisation.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). 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.

British Psychoanalytic Council

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

  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Our initial consultation of up to 60 minutes is free and I offer weekly sessions at £45 per session.

Further information

I practice in Sturminster Newton and Dorchester and can offer morning or early evening appointments.

Dorchester
Dorset
DT1

Sturminster Newton
Dorset
DT10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

Appointments available by arrangement in both Sturminster Newton and Dorchester. I have some limited availability before 9am and until 8pm.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Social

Collette Drury

Collette Drury