Anna Varty MBACP (Reg) Dip C
In my experience the single most important factor in experiencing growth and change through counselling is the quality of the counselling relationship. When counselling is right, you will feel safe, respected and held.
I offer a warm, safe and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship. I may draw upon different psychological approaches as I feel necessary to help in facilitating your process.
Life can feel frightening at times; emotional distress, overwhelm, confusion and depression can affect all and any of us. Rather than finding it necessary to diagnose and label your experience, I prefer to recognise that every person’s individual experience holds meaning.
We all individually hold the answers to life’s questions; sometimes we just need the space to be able to hear them. It is my intention to create an environment in which you are able to gain valuable insight in to your experience and find your own right way through.
Together we can work to find your voice.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working with people from a range of different backgrounds, experiencing a vast variety of issues. My history includes working with families, within a prison and with young people experiencing homelessness.
- L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- L3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- L2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
As a commitment to my own personal growth and integrity I have regular personal counselling sessions and engage in continuing professional development workshops throughout the year. My counselling work is monitored and supervised by a senior accredited member of the BACP.
I am also a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator:
The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The method was designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organisational leaders. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings. During the process facilitators explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. Participants are invited to examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviours that are holding them back and identify the new choices and practices that will move them toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead. Further information is available at www.thedaringway.com or visit the relevant section of my website.
It may be that I draw on aspects of this curriculum naturally as part of your therapy sessions however if you wish I can deliver the curriculum over 8 weeks as a sole focus.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
With NHS waiting lists at an all time high and huge pressures inflicted on our mental health teams, I aim to provide counselling sessions at an affordable rate. I work from a comfortable and welcoming space in my home in Shrewsbury and also offer home visits out in the community. I am also able to offer appointments from the healing pod at Little Pentre Eco Retreat in Llandyssil
* For a home visit it is important that you have a quiet and private space where your counselling session can take place, free from disruption.
Each session lasts 1 hour
£35 per session - Shrewsbury
£40 - Home Visit (Shrewsbury area)
£40 - Llandyssil
Please feel free to either call, email or text me to arrange a first session or with any questions that you may have
Maps & Directions
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Types of client