Kate Anstey

Kate Anstey



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About me

There are times in life for us all when working things out or changing things feel either impossible or overwhelming. Having someone and somewhere to share that and work it through can be the answer. Making a decision to go for counselling in itself can be extremely difficult, let alone trying to find that someone you think will understand you and how you may be feeling. The whole process can feel thoroughly daunting. How do you know who is going to be the right person for you?

Will they care?

Will they listen?

Will they get it and you?

Before becoming a Counsellor, I had a career with roles in commerce, horticulture and abroad working with different cultures and I always felt the key to success was without doubt the people. The most important thing for me now as a Counsellor, is You! Seeing you as an individual and a person, creating a relationship with you where you feel safe, comfortable, heard and crucially, a feeling of trust.

Everyone has different ways of expressing themselves, especially at difficult or emotional times. Having a voice is not always just talking, using art, bodywork or mindfulness can be alternative ways of connecting with uncomfortable emotions. Working the way you want and finding what is right for you is what matters. Sometimes in what today can be a stressful, demanding and challenging world we have totally forgotten that we are important and that our needs matter too.

With each of us being unique, with different life events and relationships our lives can sometimes lead us to times and places we do not understand and leave us searching for answers we do not have.  Perhaps this may create a sense of confusion, depression and anxiety or a lack of motivation and direction. 

If you feel you would like to find out if working together is for you, then call me on 07413234610 we can arrange a free 30 minutes session. I will try and answer some of the questions you may have about counselling and most importantly how we may be able to make it work for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and have trained in Abuse & Trauma Counselling Skills.

In addition to being a member of Bay Therapy and Counselling a team of counsellors providing counselling and art therapy in South Dorset I am also a Counsellor for a charity working with adult survivors or childhood abuse. From my experience running an Eco-project for Wellbeing for Dorset Wildlife Trust, I now channel my outdoor and creative work into volunteering with family work at a community farm project. A continued interest in working with fatigue related illness such as CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) and the emotional and physical impact these can have, has now lead to me becoming a Trustee for Dorset ME Support group,

My work continues to be supported by ongoing Professional Development to ensure both learning and proficiency.

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I offer a free initial session so you can meet me and answer some of your questions and if you then feel I may be able to help you, I charge:

£40 for a 50 minute Counselling Session.

Maps & Directions

Wareham, BH20

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Our Weymouth Counselling Practice is able to offer Wheelchair access via lift.


My main session times are between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday, but it may be possible to make exceptions to these hours.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme