I'm Laura. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working adults, children & young people in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area. I work with a person-centred approach, integrating CBT and DBT theory and skills and developing helpful ways of coping. I am a registered member of the professional body British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Laura Whitnell MBACP Dip.Couns



Life can sometimes be hard. When things feel difficult to manage, therapy can help you to explore these issues in a confidential and accepting environment. This can make things feel clearer and help you to make the changes you would like to. ​My role is to work alongside you, exploring your thoughts and feelings, finding the way together.

People come to counselling for a variety of issues, including; low mood and depression, fears and anxiety, grief and loss, self harm, suicidal thoughts, self esteem, anger and frustration, stress, life transitions, education, divorce, relationships and parenting.


I am qualified and experienced in working with adults, children and young people with autism spectrum condition. To find out more, click here...