Explore Your Possibilities



I write this in warm sunshine as September approaches and with it, the return of students to schools and universities. Vaccines have given hope of a return to normality, but rates of infection and hospitalisation remain higher than when the first lockdown began. So, for some it is life as normal, for those shielding or living with someone who is shielding, the strange world of the last 18 months looks set to remain for the foreseeable future.

Hope, optimism, pragmatism, worry and despair; our response to the pandemic mirrors those feelings which we encounter in our everyday lives. If you feel that it is time to push life's reset button, make changes and begin afresh, if you need help coping with the emotional challenges with which you are confronted, or just need to talk, we are here to listen and to help.

We at Bay Therapy and Counselling are fortunate to have been able to carry on working throughout, providing help and support to clients, both in our locality and nationwide. We remain open for business working with clients online and by telephone. It is a different experience, but published research suggests that these modalities offer as good or better outcomes as face to face work.

We do understand that for some people, technological platforms and home-based sessions may be problematic. If this affects you and you are seeking counselling, let us know and we will do our best to help.


Do you feel stuck, lost, anxious or depressed? Are you struggling to deal with trauma or to come to terms with what life has thrown at you? Do you feel lonely, struggle with social situations or worry about your health? Do you feel that you don't fit in, have low self-esteem or that you're struggling to cope? Do you feel trapped but don't know how to change? Do you need help but feel that nobody is listening?

You're not alone. All of us at some point in our lives encounter fear, loss and difficult experiences that we can struggle to cope with. At times life can feel overwhelming and we may sometimes feel that we have nowhere to turn for help. We are a group of Registered Counsellors, each with our own unique perspectives and styles of working, who have joined together with a shared goal. Our aim is to support those experiencing distress, to help you find your way, to change your life for the better, to equip you with the skills and resilience to weather life's storms and fulfil your potential.

There is a better way, let us help you find it.



Therapeutic Counselling

Welcome to Bay Therapy and Counselling. We began as Helen, Ian and Kate, three Therapeutic Counsellors who had become friends during our initial training. Kate has now left us to work nearer her  home and we have been joined on an ad hoc basis by another counselling chum Sandra. Working together as a practice we aim to offer a variety of styles and approaches to help you weather life's storms. We know what a big step it can be to seek help and all share a desire to provide a warm, safe, respectful and positive experience for our clients.


Click on 'About Us' for an introduction to each of us and our individual interests, on 'Our Services' to learn about the services we offer, or scroll down to find a contact form and a map of where to find us.

We thank you for visiting our site and look forward to helping you find your answers.


“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”



Bay Therapy and Counselling, Room E13, 79 Lynch Ln, Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom. DT4 9DW


Call Ian:  07551 479354

Call Helen: 07970 567357

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