Annie Thompson, BACP (Accred), NCS (Accred), CBT, & Supervisor
01322 557737 / 07946 541459
I am a fully qualified and professionally Accredited Counsellor that enjoys working with all age groups - CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, MEN, WOMEN & COUPLES, who may be experiencing a wide range of psychological, emotional & behavioural issues.
I have extensive experience in helping clients with:-
I can help you to address any issues that are affecting your overall well-being in a confidential, safe, supportive and non-judgmental way.
I am an accredited counsellor with both BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the NCS (National Counselling Society). I am a humanistic trained counsellor but have further trained in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and am passionate about using CBT for short-term work.
I have had a private practice for over 10 years. I am also a supervisor and I have experience of working with groups.
I have a wealth of experience counselling young people and/or their parents/carers within educational establishments, as well as counselling adults who have private health insurance and also counselling clients from the general public. I also offer play therapy.
How I can help you
There are times in life when we are faced with difficulties or problems that we cannot manage on our own.
In my experience, many clients at some point in their life find life a struggle, feel stuck or are experiencing a distressing situation which can leave them feeling overwhelmed and hard to cope. Talking can help you to deal with unwanted or confusing feelings. The counselling relationship is one where the attention is on you, giving you the opportunity to talk about yourself with a professional who is trained to listen skilfully in order to help you explore your feelings and attitudes which may be contributing to your distress.
Sometimes it can be difficult to talk to family or friends about how we are feeling and it can be easier to talk in confidence to a professional who is neutral and non-judgemental. I can help you explore any emotional, personal, sexual or relationship issues at my private practice in Bexley.
I see the aim of counselling as being to help you feel more in control of your life and allow you to live in a way that is more satisfying and productive.
I work in an intuitive, collaborative and integrative way, which is client, led. This allows us to work together and at a pace to suit your needs and issues. My aim is to help you understand what may be going on in your life, look at what you might like to change and empower you to do so. This will allow you to be free of any burdens that you originally came into counselling to address.
I will not judge you or advise you, I will listen to you in a comfortable and confidential environment.
Talking with a qualified and experienced counsellor can help you;
. feel heard and understood
. release bottled up feelings
. explore choices and solutions
. feel better about yourself
Couples counselling can be a useful and safe way to work on the issues that you are having as a couple without the fear of being judged or belittled by each other or your counsellor.
Apart from the training and experience I have I have also had personal experience of therapy and how it can help you to overcome difficulties in your life.
When do I work
I am very flexible with appointment times and can offer most daytimes, most evenings & also weekend appointments.
Booking an initial session gives you the opportunity of meeting me and getting an idea of how I work before committing to any further sessions.
I can offer concessions to students, unemployed or clients on a low income.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor.
I hold a BACP Accredited Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.
I am also Accredited with The National Counselling Society & I am an Accredited Counsellor with CRUSE Bereavement Care.
I am an Accredited Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), a Member of CCYP (Counselling Children & Young People), and a Member of AREBT (Association of Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapists)
I have undergone further professional training and now hold:-
a Primary Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy),
a Primary Certificate in REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy),
a Primary Certificate in Problem-Focussed Counselling, and a Certificate in CBT.
I also have a Diploma (with distinction) in Anger Management
a Diploma in Aspergers Syndrome (with distinction)
a Diploma in Couple Counselling (with distinction)
a Diploma in Sex Therapy (with distinction)
a Diploma in Depression Management (with distinction) and
a Diploma in Clinical Supervision.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
£30 - Trainee Counsellors (50 minutes)
£35 - Children & Adolescents (40 minutes),
£40 - Adults (50 minutes),
£50 - Couples (60 minutes)
Subsidised rates are available to students and those on low income or benefits.
Home visits can be arranged and fees are negotiable.
Please contact me for further information.
I am registered with Axa, Aviva, Cigna, Benenden, Curian medical, CBT Services, Insight Healthcare, Physioworld, Healthcare Therapy, Health Assured, Moving Minds & Workplace Options.
£30 an hour
You can also find me on the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists) website, www.bacp.co.uk. Click on 'Seeking a Therapist' list Bexley as the area and my profile will be shown.
I abide by the BACP Codes of Ethics. My Enhanced DBS (old CRB) check is in date. I have professional indemnity insurance with Howden.
I attend monthly supervision & I regularly attend external trainings & personal development seminars.
Free parking on my drive or on the road.
I am situated in Bexley Village. The train station is a 10 minute walk away. Buses 269 & 132 stop by St. Johns Church and it is a 5 minute walk to my Clinic.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays 9am-10pm, Tuesdays 5.30-9.30pm, Wednesdays 9 -9, Thursdays 10am - 5pm, alternate Fridays 9 am-10pm, Saturdays 9-5 & Sundays 11am-5pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified Supervisor that enjoys working alongside and supporting other Counsellors.View supervision profile