• Choosing Change


  • Feeling Stuck with No Direction?

    Feeling Stuck with No Direction?

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  • Are you looking to make changes?

    Are you looking to make changes?

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  • Troubled by stress, anxiety, depression or loneliness?

    Troubled by stress, anxiety, depression or loneliness?

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Professional Counselling and Private Addiction Therapy Service

Counselling Service

Counselling Service

Are you looking to make changes? Feeling stuck with no direction?

Addiction Therapy

Addiction Therapy

Is alcohol costing you more than money? Finding it really difficult to stop smoking?
Age Well

Age Well

Are you a second-halfer?
Want to make your second half your best half?

Inspiring Hope - Empowering People - Supporting Change

Counselling Service and Addiction Therapy in Bournemouth and Dorset

Choosing Change offers professional counselling and a bespoke private addictions therapy service that promotes and facilitates recovery, psychological wellbeing and personal development for people across East Dorset.

Hello, my name is Maria and I am a qualified and experienced registered counsellor and addiction therapist. I deeply believe in the human capacity for change and personal growth. My private practice 'Choosing Change', was set up to offer a warm and empathic therapeutic service to support people through the process of change whether it is something they are contemplating, have already chosen or has happened to them.


Change may mean a new direction, challenging current unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns and creating new coping strategies. Perhaps you would like to gain insight in how to understand yourself or others, events or circumstances in a different way. Whatever brings you to counselling, my hope is that the remainder of this website will help you see how we might work together to achieve your desired outcome.

'Choosing Change' practices out of health and wellbeing centres in both Christchurch and Wimborne making it very accessible to clients from across East Dorset. Both have parking facilities and are on good transport routes.

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