Anne Brown MBACP
I offer you a warm, safe, non-judgemental and professional counselling service where you can bring issues such as bereavement, anger management, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, panic attacks, relationship issues and many others (see below).
As a counsellor and supervisor I use an integrative approach which means I draw on a range of different models including person-centred, cognitive behavioural, Gestalt, TA, Solution Focussed and art therapy approaches, depending on your circumstances and what is appropriate for you.
I believe that for counselling to be successful, the counsellor/client relationship is of paramount importance so that you will feel totally relaxed and comfortable talking to me. My aim is to provide a clear, informed and direct approach combined with humour and compassion.
I am also trained as a cognitive behavioural coach working with my clients on issues such as confidence building, improving performance and low self esteem.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP, Advanced Dip Counselling, Cert. in Counselling Supervision, Cert. in Bereavement Supervision, Cert. in Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, EMDR, Gamcare gambling addiction training, Post Grad. Dip Management Studies.
I work in a variety of settings with a range of presenting issues and get referrals via GPs, the internet, Employers Assistance Programmes and personal recommendation.
My counselling experience is extensive; I set up and for eleven years managed the staff counselling service for several large local authorities (total workforce 26,000) until 2007 and have experience of working with groups and individuals on stress management, wellbeing and relationship issues.
I also have experience of counselling in a large GP practice.
In my private practice I work with individuals and organisations including police officers and civilian workers. My counselling career started about 24 years ago with Northallerton Bereavement Care and since it's merger I am also a counsellor and a supervisor with Herriot Bereavement Service.
As a qualified cognitive behavioural coach, I work with people to identify and achieve their goals and find it very rewarding to help people build confidence and self-esteem and realise their potential.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
£40 per hour. Long or short term. Some concessions available.
Our first meeting is an opportunity for us to exchange information and to discuss what you would like to achieve through our work together. You would be able to raise any questions you may have about the way I work. At this stage it is important that you are clear about the contract that will be in place in order for the work to proceed. This exchange of information will allow decisions to be made about continuing or ending our work at this stage.
Sessions last for 1 hour and are designed to give you time to discuss your issues or worries in your own way and you will be able to disclose as much or as little as you wish, at your own pace. At the start of counselling the pattern of sessions is usually weekly or fortnightly as we gradually build our working relationship. Later, as you begin to feel the benefit of our work together, you may choose to extend the period between sessions, and this is a flexible arrangement which can be adapted to suit your particular needs.
Sessions can take place at my private practice, in special circumstances in clients homes, and in workplace settings by arrangement. Do please contact me for confidential discussion about your individual needs.
As a member of BACP I am bound by it's Ethical Framework.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays (daytime and evening) Tues, Wed eves, Friday (daytime) Saturday (daytime)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|