Welcome

Welcome to Harbourside Therapies, a counselling service with a difference.

Counselling for adults

Are you unhappy, confused or struggling with day to day life?

Do you wish you enjoyed life more?

Have you been suffering from stress or anxiety?

Perhaps you're wanting to make changes in the way that you react or feel about people or things.

Together we can discuss and explore what's been holding you back, and identify the reasons for your feelings.  I can help and support you to work towards making changes and moving forward with confidence to a more fulfilling life.

I offer counselling from my private therapy room in Poole, Dorset.

Counselling for young people

Are you a young person who is suffering from anxiety or depression?

Do you find yourself struggling with school, college or university?

Together we can explore what's been happening and try to understand why you are feeling like this.  We will talk about how anxiety and depression can take hold, and identify strategies and techniques to help you cope.  I am here to support and encourage you every step of the way, in a confidential and non-judgemental environment.

Walking Therapy

I also offer walking therapy - traditional counselling but based outside in the fresh air, walking and talking together while also exercising, de-stressing and absorbing the sights, sounds and smells of nature.

Why does walking outdoors help with counselling?  The mental health charity Mind carried out research a few years ago which showed how walking outside could help reduce anxiety and depression.  Their research showed that 71% of respondents felt decreased depression and less tense after walking outdoors, while 90% felt their self-esteem increase after a walk.  Combine this with talking to a therapist who is there to support you to explore your concerns and make changes, and you have a recipe for success.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch on the Contact page if you have any questions, or to book an initial 50 minute consultation where we can talk more about your needs.  I am able to see people of all ages from 14 upwards, and offer both daytime and evening appointments.

About Becky Protopsaltis

I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy which means I work within the boundaries and standards of behaviour set by the BACP’s ethical framework.

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