Anita Ferrari MBACP (Accred) Counsellor/Psychotherapist

The Retreat Farm
Bassetts Lane
Little Baddow

West Bergholt

07769 653981 / 07769 653981

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About me

I am an experienced integrative counsellor/psychotherapist, I am also able to provide CBT, to adults and young people within a peaceful, safe 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 also include reviews at regular intervals to monitor progress.

I have experience in helping people who experience:

  • depression
  • generalised 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 am fully qualified and have experience in -

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  (CBT)
Transactional Analysis
Inner Child work and
Person Centred Therapy which allows me to offer an integrative therapy tailored to meet your needs.

I hold a Certificate in Counselling Skills, Advanced Diploma in Counselling, and a Practitioners Certificate in CBT.

I have received specialist training in:

  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem
  • Assertion
  • Eating Disorder & Nutritional Intervention.
  • Specialist Inner Child therapy for Trauma and Abuse

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

I have a wide range of experience 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


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Per individual counselling session: £40 - payable each session

24 hour cancellation policy

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.

Nr Colchester

Located just outside Colchester in a quiet, discreet village location - avoid the hassle of the town! Parking available on site.

If there is any further information you require, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will respond as quickly as possible.

Maps & Directions

Chelmsford, CM3 4BZ
Colchester, CO6

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. Evening appointments available on Wednesdays.

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