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, experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, working online and by telephone internationally and face to face from my therapy room in Christchurch. Easily accessible from Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding areas.

Sessions are available face to face, online and by telephone from 9am - 7pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am - 12pm. Sessions cost £50 for a 50 minute session. Get in touch If you’d like to arrange a free, no obligation, telephone call where you can outline what's brought you to therapy and I can answer any questions and explain how we might work together.

About me and my therapy practice

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.

We can work together to explore a tailored way of working that is right for you. Alongside a person-centred approach, I also use CBT and other similar therapies to combine strategies like self-awareness and compassion development, reframing unhelpful thought patterns and unhelpful beliefs that can all influence acceptance and positive change.

Practice description

I work from a first floor therapy room at ‘Therapeutic Counselling’ in Christchurch, Dorset. 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 I am certified in online and telephone counselling and a member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO).

My first session

After a free, no obligation telephone call 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, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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