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.

Initially, we would have a 30 minute assessment where you can tell me what has prompted you to seek counselling. This assessment is free. During this, we can arrange further sessions to take place weekly. Usually this would be the same day and time every week, however, if you work shifts or any other variable work/life pattern I can accommodate that. I suggest that we work together for four sessions and then you can decide how you want to proceed. This could be arranging for a fixed number of sessions, having no fixed end date (open ended), or even changing the frequency to every fortnight. I am mobile, so if mobility is a problem and you are not able to come to me, I can come to you. We can also talk over Skype or FaceTime.

I am relocating to Devon as of March 2019, so I am unable to take on clients who may require longer term work.

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 have worked with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, self-esteem and relationships. I have also spent the last four years as a care and support worker with elderly people and disabled people, and am able to help talk through any issues involving care and support, including end of life.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I work to their guidelines and code of ethics. I am also signed up to their voluntary register.

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.

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.

Concessions are available on the above fees, so please feel free to ask.

Level 4 students doing their 40 hours personal therapy – £25.00 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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