Ann Collier - B.Ed, Reg MBACP, Chartered MCIPD, Dip Couns.
Petts Wood, Orpington
I'm a Psychosynthesis Counsellor who can help you to explore what's worrying you from different perspectives enabling you to find answers and ways to get through your difficulties so you can start fulfilling more of your true potential.
As well as providing you with a safe, confidential, non-judgemental, respectful, supportive, and caring place to build an open and trusting relationship between us, my experience in Psychosynthesis can also give you the choice to explore using other techniques like Gestalt Therapy, Creative Visualisation, Drawing and Symbolism if you want to. More importantly, Psychosynthesis counselling not only helps you look into the influences of the past and gives you a thorough understanding of what you're going through at the moment to find answers, it also keeps a focus on your hopes and dreams for the future and what adds meaning and purpose to your life.
I personally found Psychosynthesis therapy to be so effective and such a turning point for change in my own life that I chose to take a 3 year in depth training so that I could help others become more of who they really want to be and I've been counselling clients for over 20 years now.
Those everyday life problems I can especially help with are: relationship issues, periods of change, traumatic experiences, feelings of depression, stress, panic or anxiety, low self-confidence, low self-esteem or low assertiveness, anger management, affairs and betrayals, falling into addictive behaviours, mid-life crisis or having no sense of meaning & purpose to life, bereavement & loss, child or family issues, career counselling, work related issues and redundancy. My website link at the top of this page explains more about me and how I work and gives more detail about the issues I can cover.
As I previously had a business career I can really appreciate and include your professional issues within the counselling process if needed. I am also able to offer a couples counselling service that encourages and supports more constructive, equal and open communication about those issues that stand in the way of moving the relationship on and I have experience of working with the needs of teenagers and young adults.
I hope you will find me to be the sort of person you can open up to - I'm understanding, can be challenging when the time is right and will always put your needs first so you can really get to the heart of whatever it is that's concerning you.
Here is what some of my clients have said:
"I want to thank you for the way you have made me feel safe.... to share with you things that have been locked away and hidden from the world for years... This has made me feel lighter and the most free I have ever felt in my life."
"you've shown me how to understand myself... I have more insight into my patterns and more choice surrounding future actions... you've shown me where my strength is and how to find it when I've been challenged... you've influenced me in a hugely positive way."
"You have had a gift of making me feel relaxed during heightened stress and I think I have left every one of our sessions with more hope than when I arrived."
"When I first met you I can honestly say I could never see my life, or my perspective on life changing so much so that I would be where I am today"
"Thank you for all your insight, ability to help others find their own solutions and your kindness."
"The skills you have taught me will stay with me for life."
"you have helped me turn my life around."
"During the process of working through a great number of issues with you, I now feel I am in control of my own life."
"I cannot know where I would be now if I had not had the good fortune (or sound judgement in this case!!) to contact you for guidance. I do know it would not have been in such a good place."
"I came to trust the Psychosynthesis process completely. Through it you learn to look for balance in your life ... to look at issues from every conceivable angle ... This process opens life up, life can be what I want it to be."
"From the start I found you to be kind and empathetic whilst at the same time challenging my rigidly held beliefs ... Thank you for all your help, for the tissues and the laughter."
I'm committed to helping all the people I work with to gain insights and to find the power to solve all sorts of problems so please ring or email me to see if I can fit the bill for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bachelor of Education (Hons)
PG Diploma in Counselling and Therapy from the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Youth Work
A practising Counsellor since 1996
A previous career in Teaching, Sales, Management and my own Consultancy Business
An experienced Coach/Trainer in Personal Development and Outplacement Programmes
A Lead Facilitator of Empowerment Projects for groups of Teenagers
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Lack of Meaning or Purpose in Life
Redundancy and Career Counselling
Counselling for Teenagers and Young Adults
Life Coaching and Personal Development
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
Individuals: £40 for a 50 minute session. Couples: £50 for a one hour session.
A limited number of lower fees are negotiable.
I'm happy to have an initial telephone discussion with you and to refund the first session if either of us should decide we're not suited to work together. All being well, we would then usually agree to see each other weekly for 4 to 6 sessions and to then review and book further sessions as required from there on. Evening and lunchtime sessions can be arranged if available and at least 24 hours notice of a cancellation is required to avoid a charge.
My practise is at my home in Petts Wood which lies between Bromley and Chislehurst. Parking is easy and I'm only an 8 minute walk from Petts Wood station.
Showing you what I'm like and how I can help from this page alone is virtually impossible so you can find out more by clicking the link to my website at the top of this page or please contact me by phone or email to get a better feel for whether I could be the right counsellor for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Thursday including lunchtimes and evenings up to 8pm.
Types of client