Laura Whitnell

Laura Whitnell

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Christchurch

Christchurch BH23
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  • Concessionary rates


Sessions are available from 9am - 7pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am - 12pm. I offer a free, no obligation telephone consultation where you can outline what's brought you to counselling and I can explain how we might work together.

Counselling sessions cost £50 for 50 minutes.

About me and my therapy practice

Life can sometimes be hard. When things feel difficult to manage, counselling can help you to explore these issues in a confidential, accepting and non-judgemental environment. This can make things feel clearer and help you to make the changes you would like to. ​My role is to work alongside you, finding the way together. I work with a person-centred approach. This means I am committed to work in partnership with you, with your best interests at heart. I am able to empathise and understand you in an honest, accepting and non-judgemental way. Together we can explore your thoughts and feelings and this may make things seem clearer and help you to make the changes you would like to.

Practice description

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor working in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area. Alongside a person-centred approach, I draw on CBT and mindfulness skills and theory. I have also received training in attachment and gestalt theory. I work from a first floor therapy room at ‘Therapeutic Counselling’ in Christchurch, Dorset. Easily accessible from Bournemouth, Poole and west Hampshire. This is a covid compliant, confidential space to work face to face. I also work via telephone and online platforms from a confidential and private space and have received specialist training to work in this way.

My first session

After a free, no obligation telephone consultation we can arrange regular weekly sessions. I work with clients in an open ended way, ranging from around 6 sessions to longer term therapy. We can focus on what is important to you, moving at your own pace and completing therapy when you feel ready.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited