Delia Warmington, MBACP. Adults, Children and Adolescents

Delia Warmington, MBACP. Adults, Children and Adolescents

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The Annexe
96 Purewell
BH23 1EU / 07725 302523

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The Annexe
96 Purewell
BH23 1EU / 07725 302523

About me

We all struggle from time to time and there are many reasons to seek help from a counsellor. It can be long term problems that have been there all your life, a current crisis or maybe even a feeling that you want to change something but you're not sure what.  Whatever you want to bring to sessions will be handled in a confidential, non-judgemental way and I aim to provide a safe and calm space in which you can explore your feelings and find a way forward.

I can work with a range of issues including depression, anxiety and self-esteem. I was a care and support worker for 5 years, working with elderly people and disabled people. I can use insights gained working in the care profession to help you talk through any issues involving care and support, including end of life. I am mobile, so if mobility is a problem for you and you are not able to come to me, I can come to you. I am also able to offer Skype, FaceTime or 'phone sessions.

Following initial contact from you, we will arrange an assessment which will take about 30 minutes and is free of charge. We can do this face-to-face in my office, over the telephone, or via Skype or FaceTime. This will give me an idea of what you need help with, and allow you to see if I am the right counsellor for you.

Following this, the first session will be spent exploring your issue in more detail to develop an understanding of how it started and the impact it has had, or is still having, on your life.

You can then decide how long you would like to continue sessions. Sessions would usually be in blocks of six, however, the length of therapy is not set in stone. For example, if we contract for twelve sessions but then you find eight is enough, we can end sooner. Similarly, if we contract for twelve sessions and you think that sixteen may be more appropriate, I can accommodate that too.

I am currently unable to offer open ended counselling as I am relocating to Devon at the end of February 2019.

I trained as an humanistic integrative counsellor, an approach which recognises that there are significant connections between all approaches to counselling. It accepts that different clients have different needs and believes that no single method is sufficient. The approaches that I draw on are the Person-centred approach, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis, and I am also trained in CBT.

I am qualified to work with adults, children and adolescents.

I work from my quiet office in the Purewell Therapy Centre, Purewell, Christchurch.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I work to their guidelines and code of ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory

The Iron Mill - Post-qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents

CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Supervision

Five years experience as a Care and Support worker with elderly and disabled

Voluntary work at the YMCA

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Free initial consultation/assessment either face to face, over the phone or via Skype.

Concessions are available on all the fees listed below, so please feel free to ask.

Individual counselling – Sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £40 per session.

Sessions for children are typically shorter at 30-40 minutes and charged at £30 per session. For children 15 and under, please note that a responsible adult will need to remain on the premises for the duration of the session.

Home visits – £45.00 per 50 minute session.

If you are an adult carer in Dorset, you may be able to access 6 free counselling sessions under Dorset County Council's Time To Talk service. Contact your Carers Case Worker for a referral.

Further information

You can book an appointment online at

If you can't find an appointment to suit (the calendar sticks to on-the-hour appointments), please contact me and we can arrange something. I am more flexible than the software suggests!

Maps & Directions

Christchurch, BH23 1EU

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I have sessions Monday to Friday. I can do early morning sessions if necessary and my last session is 7-8pm. Due to relocation, I am unable to take on clients for work longer than 5 months.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer face-to-face, Skype/Facetime and telephone supervision to students and counsellors.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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