Welcome to Dorchester Counselling and Wellbeing, our service is available to all, and aims to promote mental health and wellbeing.

Dorchester Counselling and Wellbeing offer a combination of talking therapies utilising psychological, therapeutic and creative interventions. We are all unique and when life throws us unexpected challenges we all deal with the issues differently.

People access counselling therapy for various reasons and at different times in their lives. Often people can feel isolated with their problems. All the evidence shows us that it can be helpful to talk over emotional, psychological and relationship issues with an independent and professional counsellor/psychotherapist in a confidential space.

The counselling process

Counselling is a series of formal sessions lasting 50 minutes and the sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. It is a process and is not just what happens in the counselling rooms. It is an opportunity to talk over live events, feelings, emotional ways of thinking and changing patterns of behaviour. Short term counselling may be around six to twelve sessions. Long Term counselling can be as many as 24-28 sessions at regular intervals.

What now?

Coping with what life can throw at you can be lonely and challenging. If you are thinking about engaging in counselling sessions please get in touch via our contact form to arrange an informal chat or to arrange an assessment with either Christine, Emma or Kelly. A recommended course of treatment will take, on average, between six and eight weekly or fortnightly sessions. Assessments usually last one hour.

Our areas of expertise are as follows:

– Bereavement and Grief
– Mindfulness & meditation guidance
– Help with families or children
– Child/Young People issues
– Coping with divorce, redundancy etc.
– Local business & school workshops
– Obsessive compulsive disorders
– Life changes
– Depression, stress and anxiety
– Sexual Abuse & associated trauma

– Relationship issues
– Couple counselling
– Self-care
– Social phobias
– Anger management
– Trauma & PTSD
– Spiritual/Dreams
– Mid life crisis
– Low self-esteem
– Support around COVID-19