Anne-Marie Pellew Registered MBACP (Accred)
A Therapeutic Alliance and how we may be able to work together
There could be a range of reasons why you find yourself seeking help right now. Sometimes it's unclear what the trigger is. It could be a sense of feeling confused, overwhelmed, distressed or furious .. Perhaps you feel flat, empty or lost.
You may have been severely impacted by recent circumstances. An event may be going round and around in your mind, leading to it being difficult to see clearly and make decisions.
Experiences in the here and now may mirror long standing difficulties you have had .....or be a shock, difficult to make sense of.
Life can lead to a range of challenges. I aim to help you to see your potential to move through these difficulties via the exploration of thoughts and feelings in a safe environment.
I am BACP Registered and Accredited with 13 years experience working as a therapist in Leeds.
I am currently employed within the NHS Leeds IAPT (Improved Access to Psychological Therapies) Counselling for Depression Service and have met with a range of clients there during the last four years.
I have a private therapy practice in Tadcaster.
I am a BUPA registered therapist.
My approach aims to be respectful, supportive, non judgmental as well as thought provoking. Through this therapeutic journey you may gain a greater sense of control and understanding.
I know from personal experience that this can feel daunting and a big step, but we can work at things at a pace that suits you.
My experiences to date include working with
- Depression Relationship Issues Redundancy Suicidal Thinking
- Anxiety Family Difficulties Retirement Abuse
- Stress Pregnancy Career Issues Health Issues
- Bereavement Adoption Fertility Loss
This is not an exhaustive list and I would meet you as a person with a range of life experiences.
We would initially meet for an introductory / assessment of needs, to think about options and possible ways forward.
Ongoing weekly counselling appointments are for 50 minutes at the same time each week.
I have a comfortable therapy room within my home in Tadcaster. There is on street parking. The Coastliner bus service also stops nearby.
There is a good road network to Tadcaster which can be accessed via the M1, A1 and A64.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss any questions you have about how Counselling may be able to help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma of Higher Education in Therapeutic Counselling having trained on an Accredited Course with Leeds Metropolitan University.
I qualified in 2005, having at that point also undertaken a supervised placement for two years at Leeds Counselling.
I also had personal therapy during this time which gave enhanced awareness of my own patterns of relating as well as insight into the experience of being a client.
I gained Accreditation with The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in 2012 which also granted me status of UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor / Psychotherapist.
My work is underpinned by psycho-dynamic and person- centred theories. I also have a strong interest in attachment theory .
I undertook training in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy via the Anna Freud Centre in London in 2014.
I attend regular continued professional development which is recorded for BACP and passed audit in 2015 .
I have professional supervision for my work and am bound by the BACP ethical framework for my code of practice.
I hold professional indemnity insurance as well as enhanced DBS clearance.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
An introductory / assessment of needs meeting is charged at £30.
Counselling sessions are for 50 minutes, charged at £45 and at the same time weekly.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Please contact me to discuss this if you have a specific requirement.
Types of client