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Danielle Tomlinson MBPsS, MBACP

About me

Taking those first steps to getting help can sometimes feel intimidating. From my practice based in Bournemouth, I offer a therapeutic relationship based on empathy, trust and respect in a safe and confidential environment. My approach means that you are kept at the centre of our work and together, we can help you find your right way forward.

​I have experience of working with a wide range of difficulties and by using a variety of approaches, I can offer a service that suits you. I believe we all have potential for positive change, even in times of difficulty, we just need the right conditions and that is what I aim to provide. I offer one to one, short term and long term talking therapy and where appropriate, CBT techniques can be incorporated. So what can you expect? Making Contact: If calling, please leave a brief message with your name and number. I aim to return your email or call within 1 working day, so that we may arrange a first phone call. Initial Phone Call: Our initial 30 minute phone consultation is free and can be used to explore your expectations of the counselling relationship and for us to consider how we might work together towards achieving your goals. Ongoing Sessions: Sessions are generally at the same time and place each week. Each session is 50 minutes long. At regular intervals, a review takes place, giving us an opportunity to discuss your goals and progress. During these sessions, we can work together to explore your thoughts and behaviours in a non-judgemental space. If you would like to discuss how we might be able to work together to attain your therapy goals please contact me on 07307 189347 or email at danielletomlinsontherapy@gmail.com. Further information can also be found on my website: www.danielletomlinsontherapy.com

Training, qualifications & experience


BSc Psychology
CPCAB Counselling Skills
CPCAB Counselling Studies
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Additional Training:

Domestic Abuse (2019)
Stalking and Harassment (2019)
Impact of Trauma (2019)
Emotions in Eating Disorders (2019)
Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2019)
Bereavement (2019)
The Neuroscience of Early Relational trauma and its Relevance to Clinical Work (2018)
Understanding the Effects of Attachment Style on the Teenage Years (2018)
Compassion Focused Therapy for Sexual Abuse and Rape (2017)
Working with Survivors of Childhood Abuse (2017)

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Following our initial 30 minute consultation, the next step is to attend an assessment session. This lasts up to 50 minutes and will enable us to explore your reasons for undertaking counselling, and determine how we might work together going forward.

Initial phone consultation (up to30 mins) - free
Assessment session, 50 mins - £50
Full session, 50 mins - £50

Concessionary rates are available for those on lower incomes and students completing their personal therapy. This can be discussed at the initial consultation.

The Clinic @ 78
78 Poole Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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


Sessions available: Tues: 9:00-16:00 Wed: 9:00-18:00 Thu: 9:00-16:00

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Danielle Tomlinson MBPsS, MBACP

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