Anita Ferrari MBACP (Accred) Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Anita Ferrari  MBACP (Accred) Counsellor/Psychotherapist

The Retreat Farm
Bassetts Lane
Little Baddow

07769 653981 / 07769 653981

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The Retreat Farm
Bassetts Lane
Little Baddow

07769 653981 / 07769 653981

About me

I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist offering integrative therapy, as well as CBT, on a short or long term basis, to adults and young people within a peaceful countryside setting.

If you feel overwhelmed by life circumstances it may seem that there is no way out, but with the right support you can regain control of your life.

I believe that therapy needs to be tailored to meet the needs of the client, therefore our first session will provide an opportunity for you to talk about the reasons you are seeking therapy, your needs and expectations and discuss the best way forward.  I include reviews at regular intervals to monitor progress.

I have experience in helping people who experience:

  • depression
  • anxiety (including health anxiety)
  • a lack of confidence
  • assertiveness issues
  • low self-esteem
  • relationship difficulties
  • separation and divorce
  • affairs and betrayal
  • family issues
  • bereavement and loss
  • childhood abuse
  • domestic violence
  • anger management issues
  • work related stress
  • compulsive behaviour
  • panic attacks
  • and eating distress.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Counselling, a Practitioners Certificate and Certificate in Counselling Skills as well as achieving Accreditation with BACP.

I have received specialist training in:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Person centred therapy
  • Work related stress
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem
  • Assertion
  • Eating Disorder & Nutritional Intervention.
  • Inner Child therapy for Childhood Trauma and Abuse

which allows me to offer an integrative approach tailored to meet your needs.

As a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics. I am fully committed to Continued Professional Development in order to enhance my work. I hold professional indemnity insurance.

I have a wide range of experience gained in private practice as well as working in the mental health field, which includes the mental health organisation MIND and Women's Aid, which supports victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Per individual counselling session: £45 - payable each session

I hold a 24 hour cancellation policy which means that if cancellation is not received 24 hours prior to your appointment you will be charged the session fee.

Further information

Location just outside Chelmsford

The Retreat is situated in a beautiful and tranquil countryside setting which offers the perfect environment to help you feel welcome and at ease.  Please feel free to view The Retreat yourself as a link is available through my website  Parking is freely available.

If there is any further information you require, please do not hesitate to contact me. Should I be unable to respond to your call please leave a message and I will get back to you as quickly as possible - usually within 24 hours.

Maps & Directions

Chelmsford, CM3 4BZ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Weekday appointments available, please contact me for further details. Evening appointments available on Wednesdays only.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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