Dan Ferris - Reg. MBACP

Dan Ferris - Reg. MBACP


07952 588949

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07952 588949

About me

I work in Dorchester and offer counselling in the town centre. My experience is in long-term therapy as well as short-term solution focussed work with a full range of ages from children of over 10, to adolescents, to adults at all stages of their lives. My counselling work is in independent practice as well as the voluntary sector where I also work as a trainer.

My approach:

I can draw on a variety of approaches to suit your particular needs as they evolve through the counselling process. The long term work is at depth and can involve working with dreams, which is appropriate for childhood trauma. The short-term solution focused work covers areas such as anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder.

A confidential space:

My aim is to provide a safe confidential space where you will experience warmth, acceptance and understanding. Here we can work together to find relief from distress and a way to personal growth for you.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (L5)
  • Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (L4)
  • Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning (RSA)
  • Certificate in Children's Counselling
  • MA English

Continual Professional Development (CPD):

  • Unconscious Processes
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Short term Solution Focused Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Bereavement & Grieving
  • Mindfulness
  • Shame in the Therapeutic Process

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Fees: £35 per session payable on the day.

Concessions:I have some availability for concession rates and I keep these free for students, young people and those who need help financially.

Further information

Free Initial meeting:

If you are considering counselling and how it could work, you are welcome to attend a free 40-minute initial meeting without any obligation. This will enable you to make an informed decision. Should you decide to go ahead, you will receive a written counselling agreement.

I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.

Maps & Directions

Dorchester, DT1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Mon - Fri: 9am - 7pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults