Anne Devine : PgDip Cons (Accr) MBACP BA (Hons) SW

Anne Devine : PgDip Cons (Accr) MBACP BA (Hons) SW

Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK40

Flitwick
Bedfordshire
MK45

07940 722565

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Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK40

Flitwick
Bedfordshire
MK45

07940 722565

About me

I offer a gentle and respectful space to allow you to explore current and past challenges that can cause stress, sadness and anxiety in your life. Whatever the situation, I will work with you as a unique individual to find a better way to navigate your circumstances. We will work together at your pace and review next steps at frequent intervals. I have over 35 years experience of working with young people, adults, couples and families

I am non-judgemental and will provide a confidential service that offers you dignity and respect regardless of your circumstances.

I am an accredited Counsellor with the British Association of Psychotherapy (BACP) and have trained in a variety of approaches including many years as a Relate trained Relationship/Couples Counsellor.
As a member of BACP I work within a strict code of conduct, values and ethics.

I am an integrative Counsellor; my original post-graduate training was in psychodynamic (understanding how our past influences our present) and person-centred ( working with you as the expert in your own world) I then studied systemic practice (how we are all part of and influenced by the people and circumstances we live within) I also hold humanistic values ( we are all doing the best we can with the life and skills we have been given).

I practice in a private and confidential environment that allows you to feel safe to take the steps you need towards taking back control of your life. Counselling enables people to better understand themselves and their own reactions to sets of circumstances, whilst enabling them to begin to make more positive life choices.

If you feel unsure about the counselling process please feel free to call and have a private conversation to help you make the decision if counselling is right for you.

Some individuals or couples find that just a few sessions can help them make the changes or offer the support they need, others will choose longer. I offer short and long term therapy and will work with you to tailor the counselling to best meet your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling.
  • Honours Degree in Social Work.
  • Systemic Couples Therapy.
  • Systemic Family Counselling.
  • Mediation.
  • CBT
  • Playtherapy.
  • Family constellations
  • Life Story Work
  • NVQ4 : Families with complex and multiple needs.
  • Family Group Meeting Facilitator.
  • Mentoring and life coaching.
  • Sexuality & Gender.
  • Motivational Interviewing.
  • Supervision.
  • Plus many individual trainings on specific topics (portfolio available at first introductory session if required).

Every year I undertake and update my knowledge and skills base by attending new training events and conferences.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sexuality, Gender, attachment difficulties, adoption and fostering.

Fees

£45 Individual. £50 Couples. £50-£65 Family, (families please call for a conversation first).

Maps & Directions

Bedford, MK40
Flitwick, MK45

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Evening appointments only.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
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