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About me

In the free initial telephone call I offer you a confidential, non-judgmental and compassionate space to explore your concerns and decide what type of therapy will be right for you, as well as to ask any questions you might have.

I provide in-depth psychological therapies either in-person or online via Zoom (or other video-call programmes) to help you overcome the obstacles to you reaching your full potential.  I have 20 years experience of treating the full spectrum and severity of mental health problems and specialise in relationship, loss and adjustment issues.

As a compliment to therapy, I make guided relaxation, positive affirmation sleep stories and psychological theory videos, which are freely available via YouTube "Light House".

In collaboration with SP Bespoke I can facilitate a comprehensive home treatment and rehabilitation package of care for people and their families dealing with addiction issues

I am an accredited treatment provider for following Health Insurance companies are :
AXA PPP (LH02258)
Aviva (600106456)
VitalityHealth (SP082161)

Please do visit my website if you would like more information or call/message me using the buttons at the top right-hand corner of this page and I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Psychology 1999.
PG Certificate Counselling & Psychotherapy 2000.
Advance Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling 2001.
Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy 2001.
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2002.
MSc Counselling Psychology 2004.
Doctoral level Qualification in Counselling Psychology 2005 (C.Psychol).
PG Diploma Cognitive Analytic Therapy 2013.
Certificate in Third Wave CBT Therapies 2018.
Advanced Certificate Clinical Supervision 2019.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

BPS

British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic Pain & Pain Management
Long Term Medical & Unexplained Conditions
Sleep Difficulties & Insomnia

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness

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Fees

Free initial telephone consultation and please do not hesitate to ask about concessions, which can be available for those on low incomes and trainees.

In-person £60 for a full session (45 minutes).
Online/telephone £52 for a full session (45 minutes).
Online/telephone £27 for a half session (25 minutes).

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Availability

I offer therapy sessions between 8am to 9pm Monday-Thursday.

Further information

I am accredited by both the British Psychological Society and the Health Care Professions Council and follow their codes of conduct and ethics to ensure I provide the highest quality service and care to my clients.

Spetisbury
Blandford Forum
Dorset
DT11

Wimborne
Dorset
BH21

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.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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Lou Hillier - Chartered Counselling Psychologist

Lou Hillier - Chartered Counselling Psychologist