Laura Whitnell

Laura Whitnell

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Christchurch

Christchurch BH23
Sessions from £60.00


  • Concessionary rates



Monday         10am - 5pm

Tuesday         10am - 5pm

Wednesday   10am - 6pm

Thursday          9am - 1pm

Friday              10am - 3pm

Please get in touch to find out current availability.

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, I'm Laura. 

When things feel difficult to manage, therapy can help build awareness, understanding, self-compassion and positive change into your life. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and trustworthy space, where we can explore the past to understand the present, making links, exploring thoughts, feelings and patterns and developing coping skills. ​ I am a fully qualified and experienced BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and a member of various counselling associations.

I specialise in working with; low mood and depression, worries and anxiety, intrusive thoughts and compulsive responses, trauma and neurodiversity differences. Whilst exploring issues I integrate various counselling approaches and tools alongside emotion regulation and distress tolerance CBT and DBT tools that can create a sense of empowerment, hope and support.

I have a CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (CBT) qualification.

Practice description

For clients who would like face to face sessions, I work from a private therapy room in West Christchurch. The therapy room benefits from air-conditioning and heating. It's close to the Wessex Way (A338) and accessible by public transport from Bournemouth, Poole, West Hampshire and surrounding areas.

For clients who would like video sessions, I work internationally from a private and confidential space on the secured and encrypted, online platform Zoom. I am certified in online counselling and a professional member of ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online).

My first session

I understand how important it is to find the right therapist to work alongside you. I offer a free, no obligation, telephone consultation where we can explore what's brought you to therapy and how I might be of support.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with


How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work