Laura Whitnell

Laura Whitnell

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Christchurch

Christchurch BH23
Sessions from £50.00


  • Concessionary rates


Hello, I'm Laura. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working with adults, children and young people.

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 therapy and I can explain how we might work together.

Sessions cost £50 for a 50 minute session for adults and £40 for a 40 minute session for children and young people.

About me and my therapy practice

Life can sometimes be hard. When things feel difficult to manage, therapy can help you to explore these issues in a confidential 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, exploring your thoughts and feelings, finding the way together.

Alongside a person-centred approach, I draw on traditional talking therapy techniques, CBT, DBT, CFT and creative activities with children. I am committed to work in partnership with you, with your best interests at heart.

I am certified in online and telephone counselling and a member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO).

Practice description

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 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, Autism spectrum / Aspergers 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, Children, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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