Mary-Ann Byrne Integrative counsellor , BH14

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Hello my name is Mary-Ann and I am an experienced BACP Registered counsellor and psychotherapist.   As a therapist my aim is to give you the time and space to explore your thoughts and feelings, without fear of criticism or judgement in a safe, supportive, empathic and caring environment.

There are times when many of us feel we could benefit from emotional support and although making that first step to see a counsellor can seem enormous, it is a really positive step as talking in confidence to a professional counsellor can help bring clarity and healing and give you much needed support during a painful or anxious time.   Counselling can help you make sense of your emotions and responses and empower you to make changes in your life.   It facilitates the freedom to talk openly and confidentially, in a place where you will be really listened to.

My practice is based in Bournemouth Road Parkstone, Poole where I use professional counselling rooms that are within easy reach of Bournemouth, Poole and surrounding areas. There is a regular bus and train service and free on road parking. 

I also offer home visits to clients who are home bound or in residential care.

For several years I have worked at a respected local charity counselling adult survivors of childhood abuse.   I am experienced in working with trauma, dissociation, anxiety and post-traumatic stress, sexual violence, domestic abuse and substance misuse.  Other areas I can help with are anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, relationship and employment difficulties. 

I offer short, medium and long-term counselling to adults and young people over 18.   Concessions are available to trainee counsellors who are completing their personal therapy and to people who are on a low income or who are unemployed.

I have public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance and enhanced DBS.

If you would like more information please do not hesitate to get in touch with me or have a look at my website

Training and qualifications

BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy 

CPCAB Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy 

Certificate in Proficiency BACP Registered Number 075077 

Further Training 

Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse 

Trauma Dissociation and Self Care 

Dissociative Eating 

Surviving Childhood Abuse and Parenting 

Certificate in Tackling Substance Misuse 2 and 3 

Sexualised Trauma 

Trauma and the impact on the Body 

Working with Shame 

Working with Self Harm 

Risk Assessment of Domestic Abuse and MARAC process

Safeguarding Children 

Safeguarding Adults 

Mental Capacity Act


I offer an initial 50 minute consultation at a reduced rate of £20.00.

My Counselling fees are £40.00 for 50 minute sessions held weekly at the same time and day. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or bank transfer on the day of your appointment.

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Types of therapy:
Person-centred/humanistic Issues often worked with:
Sexual/physical abuseAddictionAnxietyBereavementDepressionFamily issuesTrauma

Within one week Therapy offered:
In person Client groups:
Individuals Member organisations:
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Bournemouth Road, BH14 9HA
Mary-Ann Byrne Counselling and Psychotherpay
Bournemouth Road
BH14 9HA