Relate Dorset and South Wiltshire

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Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 3WA
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

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, Family Counselling, Supervised Contact, and a programme to help male perpetrators of domestic abuse change their behaviours. 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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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

Other areas of counselling we deal with

All issues as they may impact on relationships.
Additional services for separating couples : Supervised Contact Children & Young Peoples Counselling, and Family Counselling


Additional information

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.

When we work

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

Relate Dorset,, Poundbury Business Centre, Middle Farm Way, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 3WA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme


Relate Dorset and South Wiltshire
Relate Dorset and South Wiltshire