Christopher Rice

Christopher Rice

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Wimborne

Wimborne BH21
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


I have recently qualified with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I work with a counselling charity for people who have experienced sexual trauma. I have worked as a qualified social worker for 36 years and have a lot of experience with trauma survivors of both domestic abuse and sexual trauma.   I have many years of experience in social work working with people who have diagnosed mental health problems and since becoming a counsellor I have provided counselling to people with a diagnosis of a range of serious mental health problems.

What I am trying to say is that no matter what your difficulty is, I am happy to meet with you and work out how we can work together to make things better.  If you want help to improve making choices or decisions, or if you want to reflect deeply on things that you have experienced, I will work with you.

About me and my therapy practice

The mode of therapy I use is Person Centered with the added protocol of the Three Phase Trauma Model.  If you have been diagnosed with or are curious about complex trauma, the Three Phase Trauma Model  will help you find safety and understand your symptoms and triggers.  You can then move on to making sense of the things that have happened to you.

The Person Centered mode of counselling emphasises collaboration and working together as equals on the goals you choose.

Together these modes can help people with complex trauma.

If you need help overcoming a life event or improving choices and decision making, Person Centered Counselling can help in a time limited way or in an open ended way.

Practice description

I have rooms in Wimborne, Broadstone and Bournemouth. 

My first session

The first session will be an assessment of your needs and the type of help you need.  There will be no charge for this session.  It can be face to face or on Zoom and it lasts 30 minutes.

If you wish to proceed you will be asked to sign a therapy agreement and receive a copy of the privacy policy.  If you are the victim of a crime which is yet to be prosecuted you will receive and explanatory leaflet and be asked to sign a legal disclosure agreement.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

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