Five Bridges Counselling and Therapy

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Christopher Rice MBACP Caroline Rice-Varian MBACP, EMDR
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Gillingham SP8 & Blandford Forum DT11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About us

We offer confidential counselling and therapy for anxiety, fibromyalgia, depression, historic abuse, domestic violence, driving phobia, birth trauma. In fact whatever you have been through we are here to help.

Caroline is an accredited CAT and EMDR therapist and Chris is a Person Centred Counselling and Flash Technique practitioner.

It doesn't get worse before it gets better; it just gets better. 

We use evidenced based techniques which reduce trauma symptoms and process trauma memories without activating your triggers and trauma memories.

Training, qualifications & experience

Caroline Rice-Varian: Practiced for over 30 years as an Occupational Therapist in mental health, acquired brain injury and pain management. ACAT Accredited CAT Therapist & Supervisor, EMDR Europe & UK Accredited EMDR Therapist, Mindfulness Instructor, MBSR & MBI, MBACP 00990412.

Christopher Rice: 38 years as a social worker in mental health and children's safeguarding. Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling and Practitioner of Phased Trauma Therapy and the Flash Technique, MBACP 00950351.

Member organisations *

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

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£45.00 - £75.00

Additional information

Counselling starts at £45 per 50 minute session. EMDR is £75 per session.

Further information

We offer concessional rates for public employees and trainees. Please ask.

West Stour, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8

3 Old Sarum House, The Plocks, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AA

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Five Bridges Counselling and Therapy
Five Bridges Counselling and Therapy