Gail Longhurst BSc (Hons) MBACP ACCRED UKRCP
176 Bournemouth Road
Creech Hill House
Taking that first step to finding a counsellor may feel daunting, especially when life may already feel very challenging.
From listening to my clients I have come to understand how deciding to begin counselling can really feel quite scary. It is for this reason that I offer a 30 minute introductory session for new clients, free of charge, and with no obligation to book further sessions.
I hope my profile will give you the information you need to make your choice. If there is something else you need to know, please give me a ring or send me an e-mail.
I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, which simply means that I work with a variety of techniques, depending on my client’s needs, and these techniques are held within a structured framework. My focus is to build a strong relationship with my clients to support and contain them through the challenges of the counselling work they choose to do.
Here is a brief snapshot of some of the work I have done.
I have worked as a counsellor and supervisor for several years with clients who are bereaved. My clients have stretched across the age ranges and with all types of loss. I have also worked alongside clients struggling to cope with loved ones who were terminally ill.
I have a lot of experience working with survivors of abuse and domestic violence. This work includes working with feelings around power and control, the loss of childhood; strong feelings of guilt and shame, low self esteem and so much more.
I am an experienced Supervisor for a Dorset based charity, I work on a 1:2:1 and group basis.
I offer both short and long term therapy, this is your choice.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
University of Southampton Advanced Diploma in Counselling
BSc (Hons) Reflective Therapeutic Practice
Certificate in Supervision Level 3
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Student counsellor's personal therapy
Student counsellor's supervision
Qualified counsellor's supervision
The lists above are not exhaustive. If there is something that is troubling you, then it’s worth talking about, please give me a ring or send an e-mail.
I offer affordable counselling and supervision
During 2019 the following fees will apply:
EMDR Adults £45 for 50 minute session; £60 for 90 minute session
Trainee Counsellors £35
Corporate clients fees on request please
I offer a counselling service from two locations, Poole and Cranborne, the choice is yours.
For clients preferring a more central location, I hire counselling space from a well established and respected counselling agency in the Parkstone area of Poole.
Alternatively, I have a counselling practice just outside the peaceful village of Cranborne in Dorset. My practice is easily accessed being close to the towns of Verwood, Wimborne, Fordingbridge, Ringwood and Salisbury. Bournemouth, Blandford and Southampton are approximately 30-35 minutes away.
Counselling rooms at the Cranborne location are all on the ground floor making access for clients with mobility difficulties easier. There is ample parking available.
Your Next Step
If you would like to chat or make an appointment for your free 30 minute introductory session please telephone 07831 115258
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Counselling for clients with mobility challenges available at Cranborne Venue
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an experienced supervisor working on both a one to one and group basis. I supervise trainee counsellors, newly qualified and more experienced therapists.