Anne Ford Genuine, Passionate Counsellor/Psychotherapist Both Sexes very welcome
01633 556015 / O7549120391
I am experienced in the school of hard knocks. As a qualified, experienced Counsellor I think this helps me to empathise and support You .through your ' Hard Knocks ' I am on the BACP Register of qualified Counsellors.
This Register is approved by the Professional Standards authority for health and Social Care. I also have indemnity insurance. I have Counselled a wide range of Clients 10 to 80. I have worked as a Teacher .Also I have worked for the Charity MIND in a Mental Health setting. I also have worked as a support worker with Vulnerable and elderly adults.
I have worked in Counselling Agencies in Hastings East Sussex,Also a Counselling and well-being Agency based in Merthyr Tydfil and also I have worked as a school Counsellor ( Secondary ) At a School in Newport.Having relocated from Brighton to Cwmbran I am working in Private Practice in LLantarnam. My premises are peaceful, easily accessible with bus links and off road parking.My clients have presented with Relationship issues, bereavement, Stress, anxiety, anger management, conflict loss and all have felt empowered by having Counselling. I am passionate about helping you make that Journey and will do my best to help you help yourself.
At times in our lives we can be bothered by painful emotions and not sure what to do? We may encounter Life changing events e.g. Relationship breakup, bereavement a health scare. Or we may just be feeling anxious, stressed, a bit down not our usual selves. Or we may just be curious as to who the real me is!
. Counselling is an effective( and cost effective) way to enable and help you deal with issues that are preventing you from leading a happier, more rewarding life, being the best person that you can be!
I will do my best to listen to you share your concerns, worries, issues in a confidential non-judgemental way. I will respect your physical and emotional space, keeping you safe in an authentic, caring and empathic way. I will support you to explore any or all of the blocks you are experiencing, helping you to become more resilient and self-confident.
Throughout this unique relationship I will try to understand your process, always valuing you positively. Encouraging self-acceptance, Self Worth, empowerment , enabling you to more fully reach your potential and live a happy fulfilling Life being the best you can be.
I have relocated from Brighton to Cwmbran. My premises are easily accessed and have off road parking. Any questions you may have about what Counselling entails or about me please feel happy to contact me and I will do my best to answer any questions and hopefully put your mind at rest.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Qualifications include a BA Hons, a P.G.C.E. a Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
Plus level 2 and 3 Counselling Skills and Theory
I have an up to date enhanced DBS.
As well as being mature and experienced in the school of hard knocks I have worked as a Teacher in both Primary and Secondary Schools, I have worked for the Charity Mind as a Mental Health Worker and I have done Care/ Support work with Vulnerable adults and the elderly including working with dementia. I have worked in An Agency based in Hastings East Sussex, I have worked in an Agency based in Merthyr Tydfil and I have been a School Counsellor. Counselling services include: Anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, loss, conflict, relationships, bullying, illness, disability. anger, trauma abuse ( Both Male and Female ) isolation, loneliness, workplace issues, identity, self worth self esteem. I enjoy working with a range of clients 10 to 90 .
I have regular supervision am bound by the BACP ethical framework and strive to constantly keep up with Professional and Personal development
. Recent training Courses have included Child safe guarding, Domestic abuse, working with equality and diversity. working with relational trauma. Attachment theory. Supporting survivors of sexual abuse and rape
. I love to learn and see Counselling as a Journey which both the client and therapist embark on. No two Journeys will by nature be the same!
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
loss, conflict, bullying, illness, isolation loneliness L.G.B.T issues identity self worth self-esteem.
Cost £35 concessions available for students, unwaged, O.A.P
Fees negotiable dependent on personal circumstances. I believe Counselling should be accessible to all..
Types of Therapy
60 Minutes face to face short/term or long term
Telephone 1 Hour
.Taking that first step is difficult. At 23 years of age I was wary of being referred to a Counsellor by my G.P
It was my choice.......and for me the process was Life Changing. At various times in my life I have sought out Counselling.......Family members, Partners, friends sometimes find it difficult to see us struggling or we may put up a front in order to not worry them.
I offer an initial telephone or face to face consultation so you can decide whether I am the Kind of Person you would be happy to work with A nominal fee applies.
" A person of worth acknowledges your past, helps you plan your future and unconditionally accepts you just the way you are today in the present" Anne Ford 14/4/2016
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon - Fri 8am to 8pm. . Sat on request.. Home visiting a possibility. Cost £35 Concessions available dependent on finances. I believe counselling should be available for all Ideally
Types of client