About Me

My name is Guy Payne, I am a counsellor and psychotherapist.

Hello! I’m Guy

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

My name is Guy Payne, I am a counsellor and psychotherapist, welcome to my web site.
I started life in Lagos, Nigeria in 1965 and I first came to live in the UK in 1972 at the age of seven. I still remember adjusting to my new life Dorset and the sun and the sea remain important parts of my life today.

I started my professional life in 1989 as a teacher of English, however, I have always had a passion for helping people of all ages to feel heard and understood and in 2001, I qualified as a therapist and counsellor.

Since then I have gained extensive experience and training and I still wake up each day feeling excited by my profession.

My goal is simple, to provide you, or someone you love, with counselling that quickly and comfortably enables you to authentically interpret your feelings and to help you find compassionate and useful ways to stay emotionally happy and healthy.

Areas of Expertise

Unexpected Mood Swings

Stress & Anxiety

Someone to Talk To

Family Member Conflict

Job Loss or Change


Irregular Sleep Cycles

Couples Infidelity

Harmful Thoughts

Isolation & Loneliness

Strained Relationships


Take your time, I’m here to help you once you have taken the first step.

Please take a few moments to look through my site, you can contact me at any point to have any question you may have answered and you will find links above that will conveniently direct you to your specific areas of interest.

If you would like to find out how I can help you or someone you love then please get in touch with me. You are welcome to send me an email, giving me as little or a much information as you would like or you are more than welcome to contact me by phone for an initial discussion.

We can talk through the counselling process and you will have time to have any questions you may have about counselling answered.

I am registered and Accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) for my work with:


  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Children and Young People

I chose to align myself with them because The BACP is the largest counselling organisation in the UK at the moment and they work closely with the government to ensure you receive the highest quality of service.

Why not take this opportunity to review the BACP’s rigorous criteria for accrediting therapists www.bacp.co.uk

My BACP membership number is 538561 and my registration number is 020022

I undertake a yearly DBS check (previously CRB). This demonstrates my eligibility to support and help vulnerable people including children.

I Work With Children, Adults , Couples & Families

Adults & Couples

Effective treatments for a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression and recovery from childhood trauma.


Providing comprehensive emotional and behavioural support for parents and children


Bringing families together, building stronger attachments and promoting effective communication.


“We are an Academy where the support we are able to provide our students is key to the ethos of the organisation – we talk of no student being left behind, of no barrier being insurmountable, of barriers to educational achievement being removed as far as is possible – Mr Payne’s input is central to that ethos and our vision statement.

In an era where the demands on students are increasing daily in terms of academic and social achievement, Mr Payne’s service has proved essential – I cannot recommend it highly enough.

If you require any more information please do not hesitate to contact me.”


“I contacted Guy to ask him to help my wife and I through a very tough time in our lives. Guy is a sensitive and careful listener, who assessed every situation with understanding and empathy and he never took sides.

He found ways to help us see situations more clearly and he provided a stable environment for my wife and I to openly share our feelings. Guy has been hugely supportive and we came to trust him implicitly in our therapy sessions.”


“I went to see Guy at a time when I was really struggling with life. Guy calmly and patiently helped me. He was non-judgemental and our sessions allowed me to understand myself in a way that proved very positive for me.”

Take the first step

Ask a question or book an appointment below.
For emergencies call 999 or visit your nearest hospital

“My clinics are closed for face to face meetings at the moment and they will re-open when its safe to do so. In the meantime I am able to use a number of platforms to such as Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Duo to communicate with you. Let me know what suits you and we can arrange a free of charge, no obligation to proceed, meeting where you can find out a little more about me and therapies I offer. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to call or email me. “

Longfleet Surgery Poole Dorset BH15 2JD

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43 Browning Ave Bournemouth Dorset BH5 1NS