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About me

I am an approachable, warm and empathic counsellor and am based between Blandford and Wimborne in a private setting.

Sometimes, situations arise that cause anxiety and worry and we are looking for help to try and resolve them. These issues can make us feel unhappy, even overwhelmed on occasions and have an effect on, not just ourselves, but those around us.

If you wish to reach out and make a positive change in your life, I offer a non-judgmental, safe and confidential environment to explore whatever you wish to talk about. I do recognise, however, that we are all individuals and what works for one may not work for another. I believe it is important as a counsellor to be flexible and supportive and work together to find a way forward.

Each session will last 50 minutes. I am happy to offer an initial free 30 minute session for us to meet up and see if we are comfortable working together and to begin to explore some of the concerns that have brought you to counselling.

Please see below a photo of my counselling room.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists working towards Accreditation.

CPCAB Level 4 - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Further courses in Mindfulness, Short Term Therapy, Attachment Theory, Psychoactive Substances and Suicide Training.

I am DBS checked (previously CRB)

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.

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Additional information

Initial free 30 minute session

£40 for 50 minute session


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9am-7pm and Fridays between 9am-1pm.

Further information

My own life has been enriched with broad work and life experiences, giving me a valuable depth of understanding and knowledge for my counselling work. My recent work has included counselling university students and working with adults, many of whom have had relationship issues, history of abuse, and real concerns with anxiety and depression.

Tarrant Keyneston
Blandford Forum

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Shelley Stirling

Shelley Stirling