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About me

Sometimes it helps to be heard and seen by someone who is not directly involved and who can be with us in our distress whatever it is, someone who can shed some light on what is going on without being directive. You may be bringing something that has happened a long time ago, but which still affects you, or something from your recent past you are struggling to deal with on your own. Whatever it is, I offer a safe, supportive and accepting environment where we can explore your feelings and work with the issues in question. Although I do not offer solutions as such, I will help you to increase your self-awareness and develop your inner resources to enable you to move forward in life. I am familiar with theory and make use of therapeutic tools in my work, but believe that the counselling relationship is what ultimately makes the difference.

I offer an initial assessment session free of charge which is an opportunity for you to find out how I work and ask any questions. If you decide to go ahead, I will also take a brief personal history and agree on any goals you wish to work towards. I will endeavour to meet you at a time that is convenient for you, both daytime and evenings.

My counselling training has been humanistic and integrative and I adhere to the ethical guidelines laid down by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy - BCPC 2010

Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling - BCPC 2013

I have been seeing clients for many years, at first in local placements offering low-cost counselling and then also in private practice using suitable rooms in Dorchester. In order to increase flexibility, I am also able to see you from my therapy room in Broadmayne which is located approximately four miles from Dorchester. We can discuss the various options at our initial meeting to see which would be most suitable.

My work is influenced by my own life experience as well as my formal training which I continuously further by attending workshops on a variety of relevant topics. I feel fully committed to my work as a counsellor and look forward to hearing from you.

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.

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.


I offer weekly fifty minute sessions with fees ranging from £40 to £50 per session depending on your personal circumstances.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers



Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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.

I have ground floor availability, but there are a couple of steps to negotiate.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Irene Flint, DipCouns (BCPC), Registered member MBACP

Irene Flint, DipCouns (BCPC), Registered member MBACP