Counsellor Profile Dorset, Wimborne, Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch

Gail Longhurst

Your Choice

Our counselling service is available in two locations, Poole and Cranborne, the choice is yours.

Cranborne Counselling is situated just outside the peaceful village of Cranborne in Dorset.

The practice is easily accessed being close to the towns of Verwood, Wimborne, Ringwood and Salisbury. Bournemouth, Blandford and Southampton are approximately 30-35 minutes away.

For clients preferring a more central location, we hire counselling space from a well established and respected counselling agency in the Poole area.

For a free Consultation
Call: 01725 557012

If there is something that is troubling you, then it's worth talking about, please give us a ring or send us an email.

My name is Gail Longhurst, I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, which simply means that I work with a variety of techniques, depending on my client's needs, and these techniques are held within a structured framework.

My focus is to build a strong relationship with my clients to support and contain them through the challenges of the counselling work they choose to do.

My Training, Qualifications & Experience

  • BACP Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist
  • UKRCP Registered
  • University of Southampton Advanced Diploma in Counselling
  • BSc (Hons) Reflective Therapeutic Practice
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
  • Certificate in Supervision Level 3
  • Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Certificate (DBS)
  • Professional Insurance

A brief snapshot of some of my work

I have worked as a counsellor and supervisor for several years with clients who are bereaved. My clients have stretched across the age ranges and with all types of loss. I have also worked alongside clients struggling to cope with loved ones who were terminally ill.

I have extensive experience working with survivors of abuse and domestic violence. This includes working with feelings around power and control, the loss of childhood; strong feelings of guilt and shame, low self esteem and so much more. I have also worked with the challenging field of honour crime.

Many of my clients have referred themselves for counselling; however I have also worked with clients referred by HM Armed Forces, the Police and Social Services.

I am an experienced Supervisor for a Dorset based and a National charity, I work on a 1:2:1 and group basis.

I hope my profile will give you the information you need to make your choice about counselling.