Anna Maria Aprile MBACP
07841 822317 / 01494 791288
I will truly listen to you, help you to get in touch with your needs and inner resources and to take action.
I am compasionate and experienced. I offer you acceptance, support, understanding and clarity.
My service is highly confidential. I am professional as I am a registered MBACP counsellor.
Life is full of challenges: relationships which don’t work, health issues, loved ones who die, work problems….or such a deep feeling of separation and loneliness for apparently no reason.
At times we all need some help and assistance to go through changes and difficulties.
I believe that my clients have the desire and the capacity to grow towards fulfilling their true potential, and that they are the experts on their own lives.
I will therefore not give you advice or offer solutions, but will work with you to help you to understand yourself more fully and to find your own inner resources.
I work with men and women.
I help women affected by menstrual symptoms and emotional difficulties to connect with the stages and natural rhythm of their cycle. Often this helps them to relieve physical pain and to reinstore emotional balance.
I also work with teenager girls. I assist them to go through their physical and emotional change and to understand the meaning of womanhood.
I am a Mindfulness instructor. Mindfulness can be integrated in the session, if you wish, as it can give you tools to cope with your issues in developping clarity and understanding.
It has always been my motivation to help and understand people.
After having studied Languages – Russian, English and German – at the University in Rome (where I come from), I worked as a tourist guide and teacher.
However, my inner search and the interest for the roots of stress and illness brought me to the study of meditation and relaxation techniques, complementary medicine and exercises systems.
I have a regular practice in Hazlemere and Chesham (Bagnall Centre) which includes wholistic counselling, mindfulness meditation (classes courses, 121) and personal development workshops aimed to manage stress, anxiety and to appreciate the multi-facets of life.
Areas I deal with:
- Life crisis
- Personal development
- Bereavement and loss
- Life changes
- Work related issues
- Mental health
- Women health and emotional issues
- Menstrual cycle
- Postnatal depression
- Self esteem
Training, qualifications & experience
Menopause - Alexandra Pope 2014
MBCT Training - Oxford Mindfulness Centre - 2014
Menstrual cycle awareness - Alexandra Pope - 2013
Accreditation Voluntary Register - BACP - 2013
MBCT (mindfulness based cognitive therapy) training 2012
Cruse (Bereavement counselling) accreditation 2012
ABC Level 4 Diploma Counselling, 2010
Awareness in Bereavement Care, 2009;
Play Therapy, Place2be 2009
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2008
I qualified and trained in shiatsu , shamanic healing, dance therapy and menstrual cycle awareness.
I facilitate mindfulness, exercise and relaxation classes for the general public, women suffering addiction and MS groups.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Initial free phone consultation;
1 hour session £50;
Mindfulness Individual sessions:
MBCT course £450
5 individual sessions £225
First session 1 hour and a half £65;
Further sessions 1 hour - £50
I am sometimes able to offer negotiable rates dependent on circumstances and frequency of sessions.
I work in Hazlemere (private practice) and in Chesham (Bagnall Centre).
I facilitate mindfulness courses and individual sessions, personal development workshops and women circles,
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8am - 8pm Monday to Friday
Types of client