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Hello, I'm Isabel Orioni

I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist and supervisor and have been in practice since 2010.  I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have a lot of experience working with adults, young people, families and as a clinical supervisor in schools.  I run my private practice from Westbourne in Bournemouth offering a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which to work.

I start from the principle that counselling is all about you. It’s about your uniqueness as a person and your unique life story.  Counselling is about change and moving forward.


  • Professional Training Certificate in Clinical  Supervision of Abuse & Trauma Counselling

  • BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Middlesex)

  • PDQCCA - Post Diploma Qualification in Counselling Children & Adolescents

  • CPCAB Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • A registered member of the BACP - 99121

  • Up to date DBS check

  • Safeguarding Children and Adolescents Certificate

  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Certificate

  • Mental Capacity Act Training Certificate

  • Equality and Diversity Training Certificate

  • 2021 – Systemic Family Counselling (AFT) – The Tavistock and Portman Clinic, London NHS Foundation Trust (University of Essex)

  • I am a registered BACP counsellor and have been qualified since 2010

  • 2010 - I first started counselling at Dorset Action on Abuse now known as ‘From Hurting 2 Healing’. I worked there for 7 years as a counsellor working with adult survivors of childhood abuse returning later on to work as a supervisor

  • During that time I worked with another charity called Acts Fast as the Family and Young Person’s counsellor

  • 2012 I started working at the SARC (The Sexual Assault Referral Centre) as a crisis support worker, Bournemouth Police Station.  I worked with the Safer Schools Team (SSCT) delivering presentations to secondary schools teaching the children how to keep safe 

  • In 2013 I joined Mosaic the bereavement charity that works with children and families that have suffered loss

  • In 2014 I became a school counsellor in an infant, junior and secondary school working with children aged from 4 to 18 years

  • 2015 - Clinical Supervisor to Elsa/Pastoral staff at two Infant and Junior schools in Poole

  • 2017 – Child Psychotherapist - Clay Hill School, Hampshire – school for young people with autistic spectrum conditions, (The Priory Group)

  • 2018 – Clinical Supervisor – Ferndown Medical Practice

  • 2020 – Child and Family Psychotherapist – Aspire Adoption Agency


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