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Laura Whitnell MBACP

Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2AR
07752004677 07752004677

About me

Life can sometimes be hard. When things feel difficult to manage, counselling can help you to explore these issues in a confidential, accepting and non-judgemental environment. This can make things feel clearer and help you to make the changes you would like to. ​My role is to work alongside you, finding the way together. I work with a person-centred approach. This means I am committed to work in partnership with you, with your best interests at heart. I am able to empathise and understand you in an honest, accepting and non-judgemental way. Together we can explore your thoughts and feelings and this may make things seem clearer and help you to make the changes you would like to.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor. Alongside a person-centred approach, I draw on CBT and mindfulness skills and theory. I have also received training in attachment and gestalt theory.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Counselling sessions cost £50 for 50 minutes.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I work from a first floor therapy room at ‘Therapeutic Counselling’ in Christchurch, Dorset. Easily accessible from Bournemouth, Poole and west Hampshire. This is a covid compliant, confidential space to work face to face. I also work via telephone and online platforms from a confidential and private space.

Navigate Therapy
Therapeutic Counselling, First Floor
181C Barrack Road
BH23 2AR

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 Unspecified


Sessions are available from 9am - 7pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am - 12pm. I offer a free, no obligation telephone consultation where you can outline what's brought you to counselling.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Laura Whitnell MBACP

Laura Whitnell MBACP