Counselling Together

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Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1QT
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This professional is available for new clients.

About us

We are a group of professionally trained Counsellors, from various churches based around the New Forest, Christchurch and surrounding areas.

Our service has been working in the New Forest for over 15 years and offers safe, secure and highly confidential counselling from supportive and empathetic counsellors, at a range of venues. A number of churches across the Forest make counselling premises available to us, which helps reduce our costs. The counselling venue will depend on various factors, such as convenience of travel, availability of counsellor and issues of confidentiality. The service is open to those of all faiths or none.

Training, qualifications & experience

All of our counsellors are either accredited with the Association of Christians in Counselling and Linked Professions (ACC), or the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), or working towards accreditation.  We may also have trainees on placement with us who are working towards either their Diploma or Degree qualification in Counselling. They each receive regular individual supervision, as well as peer group supervision and are covered by Professional Indemnity insurance. As an organisation we are affiliated to the Association of Christians in Counselling and Linked Professions.

The Charity's Trustees are chosen from various denominations in the New Forest and the service is also supported by medical and legal professionals.

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.

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.

Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

The Association of Christian Counsellors and Linked Professions is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Chronic Pain
Cross Cultural relationships


Additional information

Counselling Together is supported by a number of local churches both in providing counselling locations and  financial assistance. Additionally, all of our counsellors work on a voluntary or reduced cost basis. This means that we are in a position to negotiate fees with you, that are below the market rate, in line with your personal financial situation.

Please note in all cases we insist upon a minimum fee contribution as part of your commitment to the counselling process. To arrange an initial assessment please contact us to arrange a suitable date, time and venue.

When we work

We operate from six venues across the New Forest, with different counsellors offering different session times, including some evening sessions.

Please contact us for more details.

C/o Admin Offices, Christchurch Baptist Church, 1A Beaconsfield Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1QT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

We operate from six different venues with varied levels of accessibility. Please contact us for more details.


Counselling Together
Counselling Together