Anna Childs, Dip Counselling, MBACP
Natural Therapies Clinic
9 North Road
At some point during our lives, there may be a time when we feel low, possibly overwhelmed with difficulties, and stuck. Not sure which way to turn, or feeling unable to cope can be frustrating, debilitating, as well as isolating. This may be just a temporary phase in life, or maybe things have accumulated over a long period of time, and there comes a time to de-clutter your life emotionally.
I can offer a quiet confidential space, whereby you are free to explore your thoughts and feelings without being judged. I appreciate that juggling everyday life may be not be easy, and finding the time for yourself could be a challenge in itself. However,in my experience the benefits of being able to talk things through can bring upon a welcomed release.
I am an experienced Integrative counsellor, which means that I work creatively based upon two main theoretical approaches: Person Centred and Psychodynamic. I also draw upon techniques,and aspects of other counselling approaches to best suit your needs such as Mindfullness and using Art and Writing.
What you can expect from your first session with me:
The first session is where we discuss your needs and expectations of counselling, and see how we can work together. This is a very important part of counselling and a time to gather basic personal information.There is no committment at his stage and clients have time to decide whether or not to continue. I appreciate this is a very personal decision.
My Counselling Approaches
A Person Centred approach: This approach focuses on the clients own ability to know what is best for them, and the belief that they have the resources within themselves to make changes and move forward. Counselling can facilitate the exploration into the real you, by working with whatever you choose to bring.
A Psychodynamic approach: This approach explores and focuses on your past experiences and relationships, in particular those from childhood. These experiences often have great bearing on your life today, in particular with relationships.By exploring the past , we can make connections and gain a deeper understanding of who we are, and our lives today.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy( CBT): This is an approach which looks at the cycle of thoughts, feelings and behavioural patterns. CBT can be beneficial in supporting clients with a variety of issues such as depression, low self esteem, anxiety, and anger issues.
My professional experience includes specific bereavment training and work with Cruse Bereavement Care,a local drugs and alcohol recovery service, a local community counselling service, counselling children through play in a school, and I'm currently working as an associate counsellor for a GP surgery.
I have also worked as a youth mentor for a Youth Offending Team, which provided me with invaluable experience of working with young people.
I am also currently working for a local Secondary school and a Registered charity.
For further information please contact me and I will be more than happy to answer any queries you may have, and we can take it from there.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2010- 2012)
CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies (2009-2010)
CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills (2008-2009)
Cruse Bereavement Care (Jan 2010- Sept 2011)
Ascentis National Award Body, Level 2, Awareness in Bereavement Care: The Foundation Course (2010)
I have attended various seminars/ professional training on specific areas such as:
Psychology for Counsellors
Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence
Working with Trauma
Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence
CBT for Anxiety and Depression
Working with survivors of Sexual Abuse
Working with Cross Cultural Bereavement.
Working with Self Harm
Working with Anger
Working with Trauma and Child Sexual Abuse
Working with Transgender
Working with survivors of child sexual abuse and disassociation.
Working creatively with young people.
Apart from the above, my own life has provided me with a wealth of experiences in many areas, which combined with ongoing professional development/ training enables me to provide my clients with the best service possible
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
My Fees are £45 a session.(50 minutes) Fees will increase to £50 in January 2018
Initial consultation £25 for (30mins) Fees will increase to £30
I may be able to offer a reduced fee for students/ Counselling students or those on benefits/ low income.
Contact me to arrange an Initial consultation.
I can provide both short term and long term counselling.
I generally can offer weekends and evenings.
I am a registered member of the BACP, and abide by their code of ethics and professional standards ensuring the highest professional care to my clients.
I also hold full Public Liability and Indemnity Insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is more availability during Weekends and Evenings, but please contact me as spaces do become free.
Types of client