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About me

Counselling is a personal journey of self-awareness and growth, where you'll have the opportunity to speak openly with someone who is not a friend or family member and have the freedom to be you with no limits or expectations.

I offer one to one sessions on a short-term or long-term basis and work in a relational way based around warmth, empathy and understanding. I believe that the relationship between you and I is extremely important as a secure platform for self-exploration and self-acceptance. As an integrative counsellor, I am able to adapt to your needs and provide support which suits you as an individual, drawing from a range of therapeutic approaches to make your experience as unique as you are.

Challenges can occur at any stage of life, and there are no right or wrong reasons to attend counselling as everybody will cope with their experiences in different ways. Whatever your personal circumstances may be counselling could help you to reach a new understanding of who you are, how your experiences have impacted you, and enable you to see things from a different perspective.

Training, qualifications & experience

- CPCAB Level 2 Introduction to Counselling
- CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills
- CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling Diploma
- Transactional Analysis 101 (Iron Mill College)
- Bachelor of Science honours degree (The Open University)

- Waves (Children's Society): 2014
- Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre (now STARS): 2014 - 2017
- Private practice established in 2016
- Counselling for The Leonardo Trust, supporting unpaid carers.

As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice, along with fulfilling their requirements for supervision and regularly participate in continuing professional development courses.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

- Pre-trial therapy
- Creative therapy

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Free 30 minute introductory session.
Individual sessions cost £40 for 50 minutes.


Monday 15:00 - 19:30

Tuesday 15:00 - 19:00

Wednesday 12:00 - 20:00

Thursday 12:00 - 20:00

Friday 12:00 - 15:00

Further information

I hold full public liability and professional indemnity insurance, and I am DBS checked.

The Plocks
Blandford Forum

Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
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.

Stairs to access therapy room - please contact me for details.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Katie Ellis - Dip. Couns, BSc, MBACP

Katie Ellis - Dip. Couns, BSc, MBACP