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About me

Hi, I'm Kayleigh. I'm a registered member of the BACP (00846297), offering one to one talking therapy in Bournemouth and Poole.

Sometimes life can get difficult, talking to someone in a safe space without fear of judgement can be helpful. At the heart of my practice is my belief that we all deserve to be who we are, without fear of judgement from those around us.

Through my counselling experience, I have been able to work with children and adults facing life's struggles, such as; depression, anxiety, low self- esteem, emotional and physical pain caused by traumatic events, bereavement, loss and the stresses of day to day life.

As a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, my role is to be alongside you, listening, understanding and encouraging you, in an environment in which you feel safe and respected.

Together we can find a way of working that suits your needs and allows you to be heard and understood. With a greater sense of well being and understanding you will feel empowered to make changes and move forward with your life, using tools to help you cope in those difficult times.

Training, qualifications & experience

My private practise KO-Counselling in Bournemouth, enables me to work with a range of clients in a very personalised way, drawing on 11 years experience of working with children, young people and their families, adults and individuals experiencing more complex mental health needs.

I have provided counselling for children and young adults in a local Dorset School and within my private practise, adults in various voluntary settings, as-well as my private practise.


Registered member of the British Association of counselling and psychotherapists (BACP)

CPCAB Level 5 in Cognitive behavioural therapy 
CPCAB Level 4 in therapeutic counselling
CPCAB Level 3 in counselling studies
CPCAB level 2 in counselling skills


Assessments of clients

Solution focussed therapy

Signs of Safety planning

Motivational interviewing

Working with trauma

Working with eating disorders

Working with domestic violence and pattern changing

Working with attachment 

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Areas of counselling I deal with

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Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Following our initial telephone consultation, the next step is to attend an assessment session. This lasts up to 50 minutes and will enable us to explore your reasons for undertaking counselling, and determine how we might work together going forward.

Initial telephone or face to face consultation (30 mins) - Free
Assessment session, 50 mins - £40
Full session, 50 mins - £40

Discretionary rates are available for those on lower incomes and students completing their personal therapy. This can be discussed at the assessment session.

When I work

Mon-Sat, various appointment times available

Further information

Due to the recent COVID-19 circumstances I am only able to provide remote sessions, to protect the safety of my clients and myself. This can either be by telephone, FaceTime, Zoom or Skype.

Thank you for your understanding.

Watson House Office 3, 398-400 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8BN

Sandbanks Clinic, 45 Commercial Road, Poole, BH14 0HU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme