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About me

I am still accepting new clients and am offering phone and video person-centred counselling and coaching, giving you a safe space to talk about whatever you want. Working with people from all manner of backgrounds and ages that are facing a wide range of life's challenges including relationship difficulties, longterm health conditions/disabilities, and abuse. Healing from the emotional impact that has caused stress, anxiety, and depression. Yet I also work with people to explore their personal aspirations/life and career goals too. Building self-esteem, confidence, and internal motivation to reach health, and lifestyle goals.

I have a relaxed approach yet effective too. Supporting people to overcome a variety of problems in my private and voluntary work. Working together to separate past experiences and unhealthy personal beliefs (inner critic) from the present. Bringing a calmer way of being so that you feel more confident, happy and in control of your life.

I focus on my client's own story to undercover personal meaning and deepen understanding. I sometimes use metaphors, visualisations to help clients express their experiences, their meaning - uncovering hope and personal aspirations. However, how we work depends on your individual needs and focus.

Please feel free to call or email me to set up an initial session so you can tell me what you want to get out of counselling, ask any questions and get a sense of how I work. Once your ready we can set up a second session, and arrange weekly or fortnightly sessions depending on what works best for you, reviewing how sessions are going regularly so that you get the most out of our time together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Science of the mind
  • Level 5 Counselling: Fear and Sadness
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Life Coaching
  • Level 3 Neuro Linguistic programming

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

I have worked with people with longterm health problems and life limiting illnessess which is naturally a very emotional experience but also throws up many practical problems and relationship challenges that we can explore together.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Person-centred therapy

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Free half-hour Introductory telephone conversation so you can get to know how I work and tell me a little bit about yourself before you decide to work with me.

£45 per hour

No minimum or maximum number of sessions so you are free to choose what works best for you. We can review how therapy is going on a regular basis to make sure you are getting the most out of the sessions.

Concessions offered for

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


0900-1800 Monday to Friday

0900-1300 Saturdays.

Out of office hours available on request.

Further information


Blandford Forum

389 Ringwood Road
BH12 4LT

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Nicky Vallance - MBACP

Nicky Vallance - MBACP