About me

Guy Payne Counselling.

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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
• Central Southampton.

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 and for the NHS.
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 AVIVA Health Care counsellor.

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 www.bacp.co.uk/accreditation/

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, 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

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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£80.00 per session

Additional information

I charge £80 per 50 minute session.


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

Manor Therapy Rooms
43 Browning Avenue

81 London Road
SO15 2AA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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Guy Payne

Guy Payne