Barbara Perini

Barbara Perini

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Languages spoken: Italian

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Therapist - Bournemouth

Bournemouth BH2
Sessions from £70.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a Registered Member MBACP (Accredited). I hold an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am also trained in DIT (Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy), a semi-structured therapy approach consisting in 16 sessions. The main focus of my work is to provide an empathic, non-judgemental and containing space to allow my clients to feel safe to share their personal experiences, feelings and struggles. My approach is based on the belief that clients need a space where they can be heard and helped to identify their personal skills and resources, in order to feel empowered in their daily life. 

Working psychodynamically means that you will be able to explore current and past relationships, experiences and feelings, in a safe and containing environment. In this way we will allow unconscious material, memories and traumas, to emerge in a setting where they can be processed. Therapy is an opportunity to speak about painful experiences and feelings, to make a sense of them and be able to look at them in a different light.

I offer long term, open-ended, and short term therapy. I have extensive experience working with mental health, including working in a prison and in a mental health charity. In these settings I have worked with a wide range of issues, including severe depression, anxiety, and personality disorder. For the past few years I have been in private practice and working with One Therapy London. 

I offer therapy to clients experiencing different mental health issues, including addictions and adults who grew up with parents with addiction issues. And also to clients who have experienced abuse and who present with complex trauma and dissociation.

Practice description

Since the start of lockdown I have been offering online, Skype and Zoom, and telephone sessions. I am currently offering face-to-face sessions as well, following the government's guidances. 

Face-to-face sessions are currently available at my practice in Bournemouth, from the Consulting Centre, and in Central London (Oxford Circus), from One Therapy.

Currently I offer online sessions at concessionary rates to trainee counsellors.

I am a registered practitioner for AXA PPP Health, Aviva and VitalityHealth.

My first session

The first session is an initial consultation that gives us an opportunity to get to know each other and to find out the best course of therapy for you. We will talk about what brings you to therapy, your current situation and your background. We will also discuss practicalities of the sessions, such as length, fees and aim of therapy, as well as any question you may have in regards to how to proceed with your therapy.

Before this initial consultation, I am available for a free of charge (max 15 minutes) phone conversation about what I could offer to you. Please send me an email to arrange a time, and I will reply as soon as I can.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

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