Ute Dorner

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MBACP, PG Cert Supervision, Exp.Art Therapy & Group Work
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Chester CH2 & Shrewsbury SY1
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About me

30 years of working with clients therapeutically has taught me that change is possible and each of us can reach more satisfaction in life, which many of my clients have confirmed. The 1st consultation is free of charge. Engaging you actively in the counselling through mixed art medias, bodywork and mindfulness technics such as meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, relaxation and visualisation is more effective and can be agreed to.

I offer individual, process-driven relationship counselling, adolescent & children, group counselling/training and supervision for counselling professionals. I am available long term or short term, in a blended way: face to face and online or  phone/online. I provide humanistic person-centred counselling, existentialistic Gestalt therapy, person-centred expressive arts therapy, mindfulness, yoga and embodied therapy. I can integrate CBT skills, where it is helpful for clients.

My experience includes distressed clients; who had diverse or multiple issues, inner child and self compassionate work, self-development, trauma and crises, bereavement and loss, depression, anger, anxiety and panic disorder, disability, cancer, eating, weight and energy problems, stress and redundancy, family issues, relationship problems, retirement, work place conflict.

I am multilingual and counsel in - English, German, Dutch. The first session is free in order to provide you and myself the opportunity to establish if what I can offer will support you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Couple Counselling Training, Cosort, online 2021-2022
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Groupwork, Shrewsbury, 2019
  • Kundalini Yoga Teaching certificate, Level 2, 2019 till present
  • Kundalini Yoga Teaching certificate, Level 1, 2017-2018, York
  • Person-centred Expressive Art Groupwork, PCEAG; 2015; Kendal
  • Person-centred Expressive Art therapy (PCEAT), 2012; Kendal
  • Level 3 Supervision, 2012, Ludlow
  • Child Bereavement Counselling, 2011, Shrewsbury
  • Level 4 Diploma in Theory and Practice of Person-Centred Counselling, 2005-2010, Walford and North-Shropshire College
  • Bereavement Counselling Training 2006-2007, Shrewsbury
  • Certificates in Mindfulness technics; Yoga, Meditation, Shiatsu, Tai Chi, Relaxation, Healing and Visualisation from 1990-2006, in NL/SW/BE
  • Certificate in Embodied Gestalt Therapy and Gestalt-Mythology, Gestalt-Dream work and Expressive Arts in Gestalt, 1989-1991, The Netherlands 
  • Degree in Expressive Modern Dance, NL/Amsterdam 1984 till 1988

work experience:

  • Counsellor for Young People in Chester School, February 2021 till present
  • Supervisor for Axis 2017 till present
  • Supervisor and Trainer for Crane Quality Counselling 3/2020 - October 2022
  • Trainer for Professionals in Bereavement and Meditation/Mindfulness
  • Kundalini yoga teacher since 2017 till present
  • Trainer & facilitator for Meditation, Mindfulness and Expressive Art, 2015
  • Supervisor in private practice 2012 till present
  • NHS- Counselling in GP practice in North-Shropshire 2009-2011
  • Counsellor & Supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Shropshire 2007 - 2022
  • Teaching Assistant, Thomas Adams school 2007-2012
  • Private Practice in Wem, Shrewsbury & Oswestry, UK, 2006 till present
  • Therapeutic Private Practice in The Netherlands, 1992-2005
  • Expressive Dance Teacher and Performer 1988-2010

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

anxiety & panic disorder
stress and insomnia/sleeping problems                                                                      phobias
depression                                                                                                                 anger issues                                                                                                       

inner child work, childhood trauma                                                                                  difficulties in workplace                                                                                          developing self-compassion
                                                                                                                                freeing up tension in mind and body, deep relaxation                                                      relief of breathing difficulties
pain management through meditation and awareness
physical and emotional wellbeing

difficulties in workplace
                                                                                                                                      negative self-image and negative body-image                                                                  lack of self-esteem and self-confidence

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£70.00 - £105.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information


A free initial introduction consultation: If you would like to know more about how I would work with you then ask for a free consultation by sending an email or text to 07909960412. Free consultations will be offered on Phone,  teams or zoom depending on availability and within 1-7 days.

  • All fees are depending on financial possibilities/ income and will be agreed in the first consultation.
  • between £ 70 - £105 for counselling therapy session / 55 minutes
  • between £ 75 - £105 couple counselling / 60-75 minutes
  • between £ 75 - £ 105 supervision per 90 minutes
  • Group supervision fees are depending on the group size and duration.
  • Fees are payable by bank transfer before the session.
  • Clients with low income (also benefits or students) can negotiate a reduced fee.

Venues: all venues are offering a safe and confidential environment for counselling, meditation and individual body work/yoga:

  • Oswestry
  • Shrewsbury, No availability at the moment
  • Chester Clinic of Complement Medicine, 68 Heath Road, Chester, Upton,    CH3 1HX. Car parking in front of entrance.
  • Public transport or parking is close by.
  • Arrange a free consultation by sending an email or text to 07909960412.
  • Free consultations are on Phone, teams or zoom within 1-7 days depending on availability.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Evening appointments are available between 5pm and 7pm mainly online.

Further information

Sometimes we have to face life changes we cannot understand, adjust to, cope with or which frighten us. At these times it can be a great relief to talk to someone who knows how to support you professionally, knows how to keep you safe and helps you through listening and not-judging.
I believe we are carrying the resources within us to allow change to happen. Life is a journey where change is inevitable- if we resist change through our set attitudes or belief system and feelings it creates more pain and suffering, but with a helping hand we can change and learn to cope with new circumstances, ideas and beliefs.

I learned to trust this process of change as I have done this journey many times in my life and I have been alongside many clients supporting them to go through a transition to help find their own solutions through the use of therapeutic interventions.

My special interest is helping clients to come in contact with themself through working creatively with clients. I developed a deep understanding of cultural differences and ethical diversity having lived many years in different countries. I offer a non-judgemental, empathic and safe space for everyone who needs a helping hand to embrace life or start anew and struggles with it.

The Chester Clinic, 68 Heath Road, Upton, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 1HX

The Roy Fletcher Centre, 12-15 Crosshill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1JE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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All premisses have public transport, parking nearby and drop-off possibilities.

Additional languages


fluent in English, German and Dutch

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


In person

I always enjoyed my own supervision and I love to supervise since 2012 other supportive and counselling professionals or trainees.

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