Ann Hogan MBACP (Accredited), MA In Counselling Studies
Off Boultham Park Road
Hello - I hope that if this is the first time you've thought of having counselling, looking at my profile will answer some, if not all, of your questions. I know that it's often very difficult to make the first contact when you're thinking about accessing counselling.
Some questions you might have are "What will I say?" and "Will the counsellor judge me?". In the first session particularly, I will ask you about yourself and for some background - hopefully you will feel comfortable by the end of your appointment. Being a counsellor and psychotherapist means that I don't judge clients, whatever they tell me.
You might also be concerned about taking time out of work and that is why I offer some evening appointments, in order that clients can see me at a time convenient to them.
To have got this far means that you've thought about it seriously and maybe want to try something that is completely new to you.
There may be many reasons why you're seeking help now and it's important to find the right kind of support for yourself. It's not about what might suit other people; this is about you and that can sometimes be a hard thing to come to terms with, especially if you usually put other people in your life first or you thought you would never need or want to see a counsellor.
If you are suffering from any of the following:
Anxiety, stress or depression
Relationship issues (which may include trying to recover from the effects of an affair or betrayal of another kind)
Loneliness and sadness
counselling can help you come to terms with some of the emotions involved and help you to start feeling better about life.
There are many other issues that can affect your day-to-day life, especially at certain times of year. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can affect some people particularly badly, leaving them feeling exhausted, irritable and generally at odds with their loved ones. Like most other issues, talking to a professional can help by looking at ways to manage this disorder during the winter months.
If you suffer with a phobia or particular fear, this can affect your life in so many ways. It may be that you are experiencing panic attacks or some form of panic disorder on a regular basis and these are seriously interfering with your life - if so, there are strategies that we can explore to help you get these under control.
Bereavement is something that's often not talked about in our society and friends and even family can expect us to 'get over it and move on'. However, the sadness that we're left with is often so hard to cope with. If you're experiencing any of these emotions, please get in touch so that together we can find a way to help you through a difficult time and don't worry if your worries seem too big or too small to talk about - if they're worrying you, they're important.
As well as the above, I see clients who are suffering with sexual problems which is not easy to come to terms with, whatever age you are. I also see clients who are trans-identified or trans-historied, which can be difficult if you feel a complete outsider and affects not just clients themselves but their family and friends too - if this is you, your feelings may well isolate you from mainstream society.
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, working from my practice on the outskirts of Lincoln (Boultham Park area) where I offer a safe and private place to talk to me about what has been happening in your life. I have 15 years experience working in the NHS as well as for an organisation providing workplace counselling for employees.
I offer a confidential service using integrative counselling which means that I able to provide a range of proven therapies to meet each client’s individual needs, working with men and women of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. I see individual clients or couples who wish to work on their relationship.
In addition to daytime appointments, I can offer some evening sessions too as I recognise that some clients find it difficult to leave work to attend sessions and others have shift patterns in their working lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have had 20 years’ experience working with clients on a short-term and long-term basis and hold a Masters Degree in counselling. I am also an accredited member of the BACP and work within their ethical guidelines. Previously I have worked as a counsellor in a GP Surgery and other areas of the NHS, in private practice and as part of a team supporting employees of a large organisation. My qualifications include:
November 2015 - Certificate re. 'Men Have Rights Too' (men who are victims of domestic violence)
July 2015 - Certificate in 'Working with Trans-identified and Trans-historied clients'
November 2014 – Certificate in ‘Working with addiction to Internet Pornography’
October 2013 - Design and delivery of stress workshops to employees
January 2011 – Certificate in ‘Working with Couples’
December 2012/Jan 2013 – Certificate in ‘Mediation in the Workplace’
Alcohol Concern training (undertaken with Lincolnshire Harm Reduction Partnership)
October 2010 – ASIST suicide prevention training
December 2009 – Cognitive therapy for dealing with depression
December 2008 – Safeguarding children & young people
April 2008 – Effective anger management
July 2006 – Three day CBT skills workshop
July 2003 – Masters degree in Counselling Studies (Nottingham University)
July 2002– Diploma in Counselling Skills (Nottingham University)
I attend various workshops and courses to ensure that my knowledge is up-to-date.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also see trans-identified and trans-historied clients
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
Individuals : £45 initial assessment
£40 counselling sessions
Couples: £70 initial assessment
£60 counselling sessions
I can offer some early morning and evening appointments to help clients who have family or work commitments and are unable to attend during the day. My counselling room provides a safe and confidential place for clients.
Its easy to get in touch, you can either telephone me, text me or send me an email and I will respond as soon as possible.
To avoid incurring a cancellation fee, 24 hours notice is required.
I work on the outskirts of Lincoln in the Boultham Park area and there is free parking directly outside for my clients.
By bus, take either number 44 or 66 route from the City centre along Boultham Park Road. I am five minutes walk from a local bus route.
What will happen?
I will carry out an initial counselling assessment, explaining about confidentiality and taking down details of your background and current issues. After that we will explore what counselling can offer you and determine which issues we will focus on. The initial assessment will take just over an hour and follow-up appointments will last for 50 minutes and can be spaced weekly or fortnightly, depending on availability.
If you have any questions about how counselling works, you can ask these when you contact me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays 8.00a.m. to 5p.m. Tuesdays 8.00a.m. to 8p.m. Wednesdays 8a.m. to 8p.m. I do have some flexibility so please ask me when you make contact.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|