About me

I offer safe and confidential professional counselling to support you with your life's challenges and help you make sense of the things you may be feeling lost with - the things that matter to you.

Alongside any pre-existing situations, our lives have been and continue to be affected by the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic which, for many people, has brought or compounded feelings of uncertainty, loss, depression, anxiety, financial concerns, isolation, loneliness, fear, and worry (and more).

In your sessions we will work at a pace that is determined by you to help you begin to feel more in control of and comfortable about whatever is challenging you - whether that is something that happened, is happening, or is something that you are anxious about that might happen.

I offer long and short term work, and use a solution focussed, coaching style incorporating mindfulness techniques, CBT, creativity, and the natural environment, as well as traditional talking therapy. I work securely online with children and young people, adults and families in both private practice and the public sector.

In addition to my private practice I am a counsellor for 2 Dorset charities - one for people living with or affected by cancer, the other being a charity providing counselling for children, young people, and their families. I have previously worked for Macmillan, and with Relate.

I am a sensitive and compassionate person, and I am passionate about and committed to enabling people achieve their best through developing a more positive relationship with themselves and other people in their lives.

I have been working as a humanistic integrative counsellor / psychotherapist since 2005. In addition to my formal qualifications I have attended many professional training courses including:

  • mindfulness based stress reduction;
  • sexual abuse awareness;
  • domestic violence awareness.
  • child protection and safeguarding;
  • child development and child psychology;

All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence.

I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

What happens next?

If you have any questions or would like to book a session please click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents
  • IMCPP Mindfulness Teacher

I have also attended many professional training courses in a number of areas including:

  • mindfulness-based stress reduction;
  • sexual abuse awareness;
  • child protection and safeguarding;
  • child development and child psychology;
  • domestic violence awareness.

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.


Additional information

I offer a range of fees dependent on income; concessions are available for those with a low income. Please contact me for further details.

Further information

Some helpful links:

The Living Tree - www.thelivingtree.org.uk

Macmillan - www.macmillan.org.uk

Mosaic - www.mosaicfamilysupport.org.uk



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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.

Online and telephone sessions in place currently due to CV-19; limited face to face appointments.

Louise Wender

Louise Wender