Hester Viney

Wareham, Dorset, BH20
07976207880 07976207880

About me

If you are stressed, anxious, experiencing difficulties in your close relationships or feeling depressed, you need support. Counselling offers that support, and I would consider it my privilege to be able to accompany you through whatever your problem might be.

Life's challenges can feel enormous when we try to cope with them alone. By looking for support you are already demonstrating your innate strength and wisdom. I have worked with a broad range of ages and social backgrounds; from elite sportspeople and service-men/women battling depression to clients recovering from addiction to survivors of childhood abuse. I was previously a youth worker and have had wide experience with adolescents.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training is in Gestalt, Person Centred and Transactional Analysis therapy at Bath Centre for Counselling & Psychology and Metanoia Institute, London. I have a post-graduate diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling and am on the Msc Psychotherapy programme at Metanoia.

My integrated approach means that I create a tailored counselling service for each person I see. More importantly, my offer is of a genuine relationship; one in which you can dare to look into the parts of your life or yourself that are weighing you down or getting in the way. I have been in private practice for the past few years, both here in the UK and in Chamonix, France.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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£50 for 50 minutes.

Reduced fee for those on income support or NHS frontline staff.

Further information

I am available for online sessions. However if you prefer face-to-face I can offer a safe, clean environment maintaining social distancing during the ongoing pandemic.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Tuesday - Friday, 8am - 4pm in person/ online. Evenings online.

Types of client

Hester Viney

Hester Viney