Basepoint Enterprise Centre
Dr Anna Redding
BSc (Hons), PgCert, Clin.Psychol, C.Psychol. Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Appointments available weekdays, evenings and Saturday.
Considering therapy can be a daunting experience. I will try my best here to alleviate any concerns and make the experience as easy as possible for you. I hope the information here goes some way to answering some of your questions and concerns, but if not, please do call or email me and I'll do my best to help.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I have trained to doctoral level in a range of evidence based approaches and models. This means that I can tailor and adapt therapy to best suit your individual needs, adapting models or working within 'pure' therapeutic models. To find out a little bit more about what the difference between a counsellor, psychologist and psychiatrist you can visit our website: http://www.avenuetherapies.com/who-we-are
My real passion is helping people to feel as though they have more control over their lives (and their difficulties) and to enable people to achieve their goals. Living with mental health difficulties and/ or chronic health conditions can be overwhelming, frightening and all consuming. I aim to instil confidence that you can achieve your dreams and live a fulfilling life by working with you as an individual to help you first understand and then overcome the challenges you are facing. I do not believe in fitting people to models, but rather in tailoring therapy and styles to best suit what you need.
I have worked in the NHS since 2004 supporting both adults and adolescents with a variety of difficulties, to make sense of and move forward from these difficulties. I have supported people living with severe, complex and chronic mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, psychosis, childhood abuse/complex trauma, dissociative disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and complex co-morbid presentations. I have also supported people through loss and living with chronic physical health problems.
The models I work with
I use a range of psychological therapies to suit your needs, which we can discuss together during our first appointment. I am trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Solution Focussed Therapy (SFT), Behavioural Activation (BA), EMDR and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). These can be used in their 'pure' form or as part of an integrative approach depending on what works best for you.
What can I expect from my therapy sessions?
I aim to provide a safe, compassionate and confidential space for you to discuss the difficulties you are experiencing. I will work with you at a pace that feels right for you, moving towards a place where you can firstly understand what is causing your emotional (or physical pain) and then move towards making changes should you wish to do so. I usually meet with clients weekly for an hour, but this can be flexible depending on what works for you.
The first session is slightly longer at 90 minutes. This gives us time to explore the reasons that you are considering therapy, what you have tried before, the ways in which you are managing the difficulties and what you would like to achieve from our sessions. The therapeutic relationship is so important in therapy, so this is also an opportunity for you to ask me any questions and decide whether I am the right person for you. At the end, I aim to bring these things together to make some recommendations for therapy regarding which model I think would fit your needs best and will write a summary of this session to send to you. There is no obligation to continue therapy and I do not believe in keeping people in therapy any longer than they need, whilst balancing this with helping them leave therapy when they feel confident in doing so.
Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health Professionals Council (HPC)
Chartered Clinical Psychologist (C.Psychol), British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Division of Clinical Psychology
Member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP)
Training, qualifications & experience
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapy: EMDR Association, 2015
- Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), 2014
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dr Eric Morris and Dr Joe Oliver, 2013
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT): Dr Maggie Stanton and Christine Dunkley, 2012, 2013
- Behavioural Activation: Dr C Lejuez, 2013
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Personality Disorders, Dr Kate Davidson, 2012
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psychol), University of Southampton, 2012
- Post Graduate Certificate, Psychological Research Methods, Open University, 2008
- BSc (Hons) Psychology, Nottingham Trent University, 2002
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, evenings and Saturday mornings.
Types of client