Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Communicating with a family member, loved one, friend or work colleague can be difficult, sometimes leaving us feeling unheard or misunderstood. Through counselling we are able to help you explore relationships, develop a new level of self awareness and learn communication techniques that will help you and your loved ones.
Hi, I'm Monica, a professionally trained and qualified counsellor and registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), offering short term and long term, one to one talking therapy in the Bournemouth area.
I’m passionate about my work and the benefits of counselling. I offer an integrative humanistic counselling approach. This means that your needs are at the forefront of our work together, and I will adapt my approach to benefit you.
I offer a safe space for you to talk openly in confidence and without judgement. I will always treat you with respect, care and dignity.
Life is very much an up-and-down hill journey with bumpy rides that we just don’t foresee. Clients that I work with often feel that life is getting on top of them – they are not living the life they want. I am here to provide a safe, confidential and creative environment in which we work together to open the door to new beginnings. I apply my training and expertise to work alongside you to help you find solutions to your issues and achieve your goals for counselling.
CBT CPCAB L5
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Counselling Skills
CPCAB Counselling Studies
Trauma model training completed
The Neuroscience of Early Relational trauma and its Relevance to Clinical Work
Working with Survivors of Childhood Abuse
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
DRBS enhanced check current
Registered Member of BACP-MBACP-374222
I am a registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by The Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. That also means that I am fully insured and committed to continuing professional development. I have a Supervisor, who I see on a monthly basis.
I have worked within primary care for the NHS, counselling settings, the voluntary sector and a crisis agency.
In addition to my private practice, I have extensive experience working in a variety of settings, as well as undertaken training in Trauma and PTSD, anxiety and depression.
I offer a free 30 minute telephone or face to face initial no obligation consultation to ensure you get the best fit for you.
The next step is to attend an assessment session. This lasts 50 minutes and will enable us to explore your reasons for undertaking counselling, and determine how we might work together going forward.
Full session, 50 mins - £40
Concessionary rates are available for those on lower incomes and students completing their personal therapy. This can be discussed at the assessment session.
Appointments are currently available at various times during the day and evening, Monday-Saturday.
What are Humanistic therapies?
This approach focuses on the individual as a whole. It encourages people to think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions. The emphasis is on self-development and achieving your highest potential rather than on problematic behaviour. Gestalt therapy, person-centred therapy, transactional analysis and transpersonal therapy are all humanistic approaches.
How does CBT work?
CBT aims to help you change the way you think (cognitive) and what you do (behaviour). Rather than looking at past causes, it focuses on current problems and practical solutions to help you feel better now.
The way we think about situations affects the way we feel and behave.
CBT can be helpful for depression, anxiety, stress, phobias, obsessions, eating disorders and managing long term conditions.
Taracounselling is committed to complying with the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and to the responsible and secure use of your data. Taracounselling has a legitimate interest in processing personal data to provide counselling services. The purpose of this statement is to let you know what personal information Taracounselling, collects and holds, why I collect this data, how long it is stored for and your rights over your personal data. Your name here is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
1. Information about you.
1.1 I collect personal information from you when you enquire about our counselling services to set up an initial appointment. This information includes contact details, your availability and other relevant personal information. Once a client finishes Counselling, all data regarding their Counselling is stored securely for 3 year and then destroyed.
1.2 When you enquire about Counselling, I ask for contact details and relevant personal information from you that is needed to answer your enquiries and to keep you informed.
2. My use of this information
2.1 Your data will be used only to provide you with My services and to give you information relating to My services. I will not share your details with any other person or organisation without your knowledge and permission unless there is a legal requirement as stated in the counselling contract or (exceptions you may have). A breach of confidentiality is when a person shares information with another in circumstances where it is reasonable to expect that the information will be kept confidential.
3.1 I will take all reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of information you give us.
3.2 Communications in connection with this service may be sent by email. For ease of use and compatibility, communications will not be sent in an encrypted form unless you require it and give Me permission to communicate with you in that way. Email, unless encrypted, is not a fully secure means of communication. Whilst I endeavour to keep our systems and communications protected against viruses and other harmful effects, we cannot bear responsibility for all communications being virus-free.
4. Your rights over your personal data
4.1 If you would like to see the information, I hold about you, or would like to correct, update or delete any records, please email Me at email@example.com. If you have any concerns about our use of your data, please contact Me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will do my utmost to resolve any concerns you have. If for any reason I cannot resolve the issue you may choose to contact the ICO directly.