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Tina Hollingsworth

Christchurch, Dorset, BH23
07717947263 07717947263 Registered / Accredited
Christchurch, Dorset, BH23

About me

FCoronavirus (COVID-19) update:

At CBT Dorset, we are aware that this is an incredibly stressful time for many people and the uncertainty that this situation brings can create lots of Anxiety, as well as other strong emotions.

Given the current climate and recent guidelines, it has never been more important to look after our mental health and seek support if we are struggling.

We have therefore taken the decision to expand our current remote working clinics, to be able to offer more Video or Phone sessions. These are available in the following format's:

One off Support session- designed for anyone feeling stressed or Anxious about the current situation, this session will allow you to talk through these feelings with an Accredited CBT therapist who can offer guidance on exercises and strategies to help you cope through this difficult time.

A short course of Support sessions through this time- designed to expand a little on the one off session, this will give you ongoing guidance and support as often as you want it through this time.

A full course of CBT- if this situation has triggered off some underlying Anxiety for you or left you feeling low in mood and isolated, a full course of CBT may help support and guide you through this time as well as enabling you to overcome the underlying difficulties.

If you feel you would benefit from any of these, please do get in contact by email on: enquires@serenotherapy.com and we can look to arrange support sessions as soon as possible in a way that suits you and your needs.


I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT Therapist), with full BABCP
(British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) accreditation
and I use a number of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural
Therapy, Behavioural Activation, and Mindfulness.

I have many years of experience working within the mental health and therapy field
and have specialised in the practice of CBT since 2010 when I completed my post
graduate training at Southampton University.

Since setting up my private practice in 2014, I have successfully treated many people with a range of difficulties including Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Panic, Agoraphobia, Low Self-esteem, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). This is reflected in my clients high recovery rates and very positive feedback.

If you feel you may be experiencing any of these difficulties, please feel free to get in
touch. I am happy to discuss your difficulties in a warm, friendly and professionally
confidential manor so you feel safe to openly explore problems with her and discuss
how CBT may help you to move forward with your life free of these issues.

Follow me on Instagram @Sereno.Therapy

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 2017 - Supervisory Skills Training (University of Southampton)
  • 2011 - Post Graduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (University of Southampton).
  • 2010 - Post Graduate Credits towards Certificate Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (University of Exeter).
  • 2009 - Post Graduate Diploma Mental Health Studies (University of Southampton).
  • 2005 - BA Psychology (University of Southampton).
  • 2006 - Counselling Concepts Certificate Level 2.
  • 2009 - Training in Mindfulness.

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 Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies


I work with a number of insurance companies including AXA, Aviva, BUPA, Vitality as well as many others. I also provide private therapy sessions charged at £70 per session.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Further information

To help meet the needs of those with busy lives, I now offer CBT sessions via telephone or through a secure Skype based system. These can be accessed by clients anywhere, allowing you to access therapy with myself no matter where you live or work (as long as you have access to the internet or a mobile phone).

Confidentiality is always of paramount importance and sessions will always be conducted from a confidential and private office where I work alone. Telephone and Skype based sessions are currently charged at £65 per 50 minute session. Please feel free to contact me for more details.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


I have a range of weekday availability and can provide evenings appointments as needed. Please contact me for more information.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I am a qualified supervisor with many years of practice in supervising experienced CBT Therapists as well as Trainee’s, having completed the Supervisory Skills Training at Southampton University and attended further follow up training.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Tina Hollingsworth

Tina Hollingsworth