Guy Payne

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Accredited MBACP
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Poole BH14 & Burley, Ringwood BH24
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About me

Guy Payne Counselling.

Hello and thank you for looking at my profile.

My name is Guy Payne and I provide counselling to:

  • Adults and Couples
  • Parents and Children

The therapy I provide will help you to feel better in yourself and live your life feeling more confident, relaxed and comfortable with yourself and others.

My locations

• Bournemouth and Poole
• Burley in the New Forest

I specialize in:

• Providing comprehensive treatment for Anxiety, Health anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder
• Supporting you to change difficult relationships into places of trust and mutual support

• Calming Panic attacks so you can live your life in peace and harmony
• Showing you how lift your Depression and stay free from Depressive episodes
• Helping children and adults recover from the physical and emotional effects of childhood trauma

How I work

I listen carefully to what you say so you can help me understand what is happening for you at the moment and I am guided by you as you speak about the changes you would like to make.

My mission is to quickly and thoroughly improve the parts of your life you need support with by using gentle, well researched, therapies that I have used and know to be effective and long lasting.

I understand that looking for help can sometimes be a daunting prospect so I am happy to spend as little or as much time as you need explaining the process and talking through what is right for you so you are comfortable and confident about the course of therapy.

Once you are happy we can start the process of helping you feel better.

About Me

I maintain a busy and varied practice in Dorset and Hampshire and where I work privately for the NHS, Bournemouth and Portsmouth Family Court.
I am also the therapeutic lead in a Central London secondary school where I support children and young people through their life at school.
I am also registered with AVIVA, BUPA, VITALITY, AXA Health Care.

Taking the first step

If you would like to get in touch, you are more than welcome to get in contact with me by phone, text or email.

Training, qualifications & experience

To reach Accreditation status with the BACP it is necessary to have an advanced counselling qualification in the first instance and to undergo yearly relevant continuing professional development. Please look at this link that will explain more about the process

In addition to my Accredited status with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I have a specific interest and extensive training in Attachment Therapy, Family Therapy,  EMDR, Trauma Recovery, Group Work and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).

I have Professional Liability Insurance and every year I undertake an Enhanced Criminal Record Bureau check.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

I charge £80 per 50 minute session.

When I work

10.30am-9.00pm weekdays. If it suits your schedule, I will arrange our first meeting to be within five days of you making contact with me.

Further information

I have also practice from:

  • The New Forest, Burley, BH24 4AS

Aries Osteopathic Health Clinic, 14 Woodside Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9JJ

Burley, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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