About us

The Coastal Practice team members are highly-trained, accredited counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists with a wide range of experience and expertise.

We offer a safe, secure space where you can identify and work through your problems, challenges and difficult feelings, helping you to put your mind at rest and make life feel smoother and more rewarding.

Alternatively, you might feel that life is OK but you have a suspicion it could be even better. In that case we might be able to help you take steps towards thriving rather than simply surviving.

What we do

Our team members offer a wide range of counselling and psychotherapy services in a one to one or group setting. We also work with families and couples. In addition we provide clinical supervision for practicing professionals and a coaching/consulting service to groups and business.

Click the links below to find out more about the services you are looking for.

Who we are

All our counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists are highly qualified and experienced practitioners.

Joining us as a practitioner

The Coastal Practice is a stone’s throw from Hengistbury Head and offers four comfortable rooms in a safe; peaceful setting. All rooms in the main building are accessible for wheelchairs.

Outside, there is also up to two hours free parking outside the practice for your clients.

If you are a qualified practitioner and are thinking of setting up in private practice or maybe working from home but would like to be part of a professional community and would like to know more, please contact our Practice manager Richard Dear on 07831 657145 or use our contact page.

Our practitioners say some of the benefits of being part of the Coastal Practice are:

  • The peaceful, therapeutic environment
  • Referrals between colleagues
  • Featuring on website
  • Full access to rooms and remote access calendar
  • Use of Wifi
  • Support of experienced practitioners

Get in touch

The Coastal Practice,
98 Broadway, Southbourne


If you have found a member of our team who you would like to work with, please contact them directly. If you are unsure and would like to talk more before deciding, please email us with your phone number or email address and we will be in touch as soon as possible.