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Counselling And Coaching in Bournemouth

Does life feel like it is getting on top of you? Do you need balance back in life?


Does life feel like it is getting on top of you?
Could you benefit from a place to take some time-out?
Could your life be improved by achieving more clarity and focus?


Counselling / Talking Therapy could help you......

  • To explore your thoughts and feelings
  • To get back on a front foot again
  • To reduce stress levels and feel back in balance

    How would it feel to be:
  • Taking time out for you with a practitioner and personal trainer you can trust
  • Using a person-centered space to work on your own agenda and prioritise you
  • Feeling at ease in a safe, confidential, and therapeutic space

    Thank you for visiting my website.I am Michelle Carpenter and I work as a Counsellor, Personal Trainer, and Pilates Instructor based in Bournemouth, Dorset.

    NEW for Summer 2021:
    Health and Wellbeing Coaching With Walk & Talk Sessions

    Has the recent pandemic left you feeling tired, uninspired, and de-motivated? Are you thinking of implementing change in your daily routine but not sure where to start? Health and Wellbeing Coaching could be just what you need to take the first step towards a brighter and happier you. Working as a Health and Wellbeing Cognitive Behaviour Coach offers clients a holistic approach to embracing their health and well-being with weekly walk and talk sessions available including additional support sessions via phone, text / What's App messaging.

    While my face-to-face counselling and coaching sessions are held in Bournemouth (close to Poole and Christchurch) I am also able to offer online appointments enabling you to work from your preferred space at a time to suit you. I am committed to providing counselling and coaching in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment.

    I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

    In addition to working as a Counsellor in Bournemouth, I work with clients as a Personal trainer and Pilates instructor.I believe in understanding and supporting clients as a whole person which includes both physical and emotional well-being. During lock-down, a number of my clients have completed the Couch to 5K challenge. The south coast across Bournemouth, Poole, and Christchurch provides the perfect environment to support this with our beautiful beaches and spacious parks. Now lockdown measures have been lifted I am delighted to be back working with clients face to face from my private gym in Bournemouth as well as offering a variety of online Pilates classes.

    I am definitely not your average Personal Trainer. I am committed to working with my clients as whole beings and actively listening to what they specifically need from their sessions. Life is about achieving balance in every area of your life and I work empathically and sensitively to help you achieve this. As your Personal Trainer, we will work together for every part of your fitness journey. I will utilise my knowledge, skills, and uniqueness to motivate and enhance your ability to achieve the best version of yourself. I work from my own private gym in Bournemouth which offers clients a bespoke service specifically focusing on you and your fitness.

    As a Pilates Instructor, I am passionate about the many advantages it can offer to both body and mind. It can improve posture, balance, reduce stress, mobilise joints, strengthen your core and lengthen your muscles. I use all of the Pilates fundamentals during personal training sessions to ensure you execute the best techniques and form to offer you the best fitness outcome possible. Please read reviews and testimonials written by clients on both my Instagram and Facebook pages. These can be accessed by clicking the links at the top of this page.

    New Arrivals At Body And Mind Matter
    On Thursday 16th September I took delivery of a JTX Cross Trainer. Incorporating the use of a cross-trainer into a workout can aid weight loss, prevent injuries and promote safe exercise techniques. It can improve muscular strength by working the whole body whilst protecting joints and improving heart and lung function.
    Cross Trainer workouts can compliment those clients working towards existing fitness goals with couch to 5K to. Get in touch to find out more.

    Welcome To Louise Broderick
    I am so pleased to be working in partnership with Louise Broderick who has joined the team at Body And Mind Matter. Louise is a Level 4 Fitness Trainer specialising in exercise for Cardiac and Cancer Rehabilitation. With her specialisms, skills and knowledge we are now able to offer one to one personal training to those clients who need more specific and bespoke exercise plans and interventions for rehabilitation and wellness goals. Please get in touch today if you would like more information regarding sessions with Louise.

    I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with:
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Low self confidence
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Weight Loss
  • Lack of motivation / Self Belief
  • Negative self image
  • Core Strength
  • Cardio fitness
  • Flexibility
  • Injury Prevention

    Reaching out to access talking therapy isn't always an easy step to take. As your counsellor I aim to provide you with the right therapeutic space to explore your thoughts and feelings. Working with a counsellor who you can trust is fundamental to your personal growth and could help you to explore challenging feelings whilst making positive changes to your life. My own private practice which is in Bournemouth offers you the safe space to stop, think and explore the person that matters the most which is you.

    I ensure we work together in a way that is most effective for you and help you find the results you are looking for.

    Are you ready to make a change..? Contact me today: Tel: 07375 560 311

    "The difference Michelle has made to my physical strength, fitness, and mental health is amazing. I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone who wants to improve their physical and mental well-being. In addition to this, she is always an upbeat positive person to be around and I wouldn't trust my well-being to anyone else." Donna, Bournemouth


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