Mary-Ann Byrne

Mary-Ann Byrne

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07511 823534

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Therapist - Poole

Poole BH14
07511 823534
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates


I am open 8am until 8pm Monday to Saturday over ZOOM or Telephone

About me and my therapy practice

As an experienced BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist my aim is to give you the time and space to explore your thoughts and feelings, without fear of criticism or judgement in a safe, supportive, emphathic and caring environment.

There are times when many of us feel we could benefit from emotional support and although making that first step to see a counsellor can seem enormous, it is a really positive step as talking in confidence to a professional counsellor can help bring clarity and healing and give you much needed support during a painful or anxious time.   Counselling can help you make sense of your emotions and responses and empower you to make changes in your life.   It facilitates the freedom to talk openly and confidentially, in a place where you will be really listened to.

My practice is based in Bournemouth Road Parkstone, Poole where I use professional counselling rooms that are within easy reach of Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding areas. There is a regular bus and train service and free on road parking. 

I also offer home visits to clients who are home bound or in residential care

For several years I have worked at a respected local charity counselling adult survivors of childhood abuse.   I am experienced in working with trauma, dissociation, anxiety and post-traumatic stress, sexual violence, domestic abuse and substance misuse.

I offer short, medium and long-term counselling to adults and young people over 18.   Concessions are available to trainee counsellors who are completing their personal therapy and to people who are on a low income or who are unemployed.

Practice description

During the pandemic I am offering Zoom webcam and telephone counselling and completely understand this may not be the preferred choice during this difficult time. I would like to offer reassurance that I have been specifically trained by the Online Counselling Training Services (OCST) a BACP recognised organisation, to provide this service and I use Zoom because it is fully end to end encrypted and secure

I offer a free initial telephone call followed by an initial 50 minute consultation at a reduced rate of £30.00.

Counselling sessions are £45.00 for 50 minutes over Zoom or telephone,  held weekly at the same time and day. Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer on the day of your appointment. For those who are home bound I can offer home visits.  

I offer concessions to counselling students completing their personal therapy at a reduced rate of £35.00.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling