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About us

We support anyone dealing with break-ups, arguments, affairs, problems with sex, step-families, retirement, a new baby, or anything else that can affect a relationship.

Our services are available across Dorset, South Wiltshire and Somerset. We offer Relationship Counselling for couples or individuals, Children and Young People’s Counselling, Sex Therapy, Family Counselling, Family Mediation, Separated Parents Information Programmes, Supervised Contact, and Workshops. We also have rooms available to hire in Poundbury for meetings or training events.

Training, qualifications & experience

All Relate Dorset & South Wiltshire counsellors are Relate accredited and are subject to and have available an experienced Supervisor.

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.


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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

All issues as they may impact on relationships.
Additional services for separating couples : Family Mediation, Supervised Contact and Separated Parents Information Programme.
Children & Young Peoples Counselling, Therapeutic mediation and Family Therapy

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychosexual therapy


As a charity dedicated to supporting relationships in crisis we retain a not for profit business model, returning any surplus into bursary funding for those unable to meet the current charges.  We have to charge to cover our overheads and each session costs significantly more than the fee you’re charged,  typical prices are:
£51 for an evening appointment
£46 for a daytime appointment
£56 for Sex Therapy
£56 for Therapeutic Mediation
£46 for Young People’s Counselling.

If you think you’ll find it difficult to pay, you may be able to access our bursary scheme, and we can discuss this with you when you speak to our our inquiries team.

Relate Dorset,
Poundbury Business Centre
Middle Farm Way

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


The office is occupied Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm. Appointments are available Mon-Fri 9-9 (depending on location).

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Relate Dorset and South Wiltshire

Relate Dorset and South Wiltshire