YMCA Bournemouth

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Organisational Member of B.A.C.P.
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Bournemouth BH9 & BH6
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About us

The YMCA Bournemouth counselling service offers low cost affordable one to one counselling to the residents of Bournemouth and the surrounding areas. Counselling is provided with our trained counsellors and can be accessed at three locations in Bournemouth​:​ Winton and Southbourne; there is also an opportunity to access this service remotely. We are an organisational member of the B.A.C.P (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists) and we follow their Ethical Framework.

We work with Children, Young People 11-18 and Adults. All clients are given a clinical assessment before being placed with a counsellor.

Training, qualifications & experience

We have a team of counsellors offering one to therapy using various modalities of counselling. 

All counsellors are:                                                                                                   DBS enhanced checked, insured, ICO registered, have a member body organisation, have supervision in line with B.A.C.P. guidelines and have regular fitness to practice audits.

Member organisations *

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.

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£37.00 per session

Additional information

As a low cost counselling service all sessions are charged at £37. This includes the full 50 minute clinical assessment.

We have counsellors available in Southbourne, Winton and Bournemouth central.

We do offer businesses a co-pay option to share the cost with an employee (please contact for more information).

When we work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

We can offer evening appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; latest appointment time 7.30 p.m.

Further information

We provide four different counselling rooms in three areas in BCP. Each room is a dedicated counselling space.

Our Southbourne office is accessible for wheelchair users.

YMCA, 7 Jameson Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 2QD

Childrens Centre, 108 Stourvale Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 5JB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

The is a provision for wheelchair access in our Southbourne office.

Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

We offer clinical supervision at the YMCA Full Circle Counselling service for qualified counsellors from our Winton Office in Bournemouth.

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YMCA Bournemouth
YMCA Bournemouth