Anne-Marie Horobin BSc (Hons), Pg/Dip, Reg. MBACP
The Heaton's Centre
Calm Minds Therapy Rooms
38a Bramhall Lane South
As a person-centred therapist I aim to re-acquaint you with your true inner self, nature and purpose. I hope to help you improve your self-awareness and personal development so that you have a stronger ability to trust your own thoughts, feelings and have greater confidence to make decisions that are in accordance with your own perceptions and goals.
You may be thinking, how is talking about my feelings, situation or circumstances ever going to change things? It may be that your own coping strategies are already helping you to ‘manage’ your situation by the avoidance of feeling or thinking about the source of stress or pain. I will help you ‘work through’ whatever has brought you to search for therapy. I will work with you to help you explore and express, communicate and learn about yourself which will enable you to take control of your own emotional life and wellbeing so that you can feel and act in more fulfilling and effective ways.
My role is not to fix or cure you or your situation, however if you are willing to share and challenge some of the negative feelings which you are experiencing, I will help you relieve the load that you may be carrying. If hurtful situations are continuously ignored or disregarded they could continue to spoil and disrupt your life without you recognising why.
I am a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist offering a tailor made therapeutic service to empower you to improve your quality of life. I will also be using techniques and skills acquired from my additional training to perform counselling interventions which meet your desires and expectations accordingly.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy face to face appointment. I also offer support through Skype and FaceTime and via the telephone. For those unable to travel I can offer counselling in the privacy and comfort of your own home. All clients will need to have an assessment/consultation. Sessions can be weekly, fortnightly, or on an intermittent ‘ad hoc’ basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Professional Training) Level 7
(The University of Salford)
- Couple/Relationship Counselling
- BSc (Honours) Psychology
(The University of Durham)
Certificate in Counselling Concepts
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Continuing Professional Development
- Safeguarding Children and Adults
- Working with Suicide
- Trauma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Domestic Abuse
- Sexual Issues in Adult Intimate Relationships and Families
- Couples Counselling (Theory, Skills and Reflexivity)
- Widening Horizons Drug Intervention Programme
- Bereavement and Loss
- Dementia Care Training
I have worked within the voluntary sector for 9 years providing emotional support and more recently counselling and psychotherapy. I have also worked as an initial assessor providing consultations to ascertain clients’ suitability for therapy, working with them to decide on their goals, aspirations and directions for future sessions.
My area of expertise is working with unpaid carers who are providing help and support to a friend, relative or neighbour who could not manage otherwise because of frailty, illness or disability. Although carers are looking after someone they love dearly, they can come into difficulty when faced with conflicting emotions such as anxiety, guilt, resentment and anger. I have also supported those who are being cared for and who have a range of physical illnesses and/or disabilities some of which include Autism, Cancer, Dementia (Alzheimer’s disease/ Vascular Dementia), Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and strokes survivors; and those under the umbrella term of mental health such as Bi-Polar, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders, Depression, and Anxiety.
I have worked with suicidal clients, the elderly and frail. I have supported women, some who have been victims of domestic abuse by facilitating personal development programmes. I have also empowered clients struggling with substance misuse, addiction and dependency
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
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I offer a free 20 minute initial consultation - this is simply a conversation that can be carried out over the phone, Skype, or by email to see if we would like to work together.
Informal Telephone Conversation (20 mins) Free of Charge
Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy (60 mins) £45.00 (face to face)
One to One Counselling and Psychotherapy (Home Visits) (60 mins) £45.00 + mileage
Couples Counselling (60 mins) £60.00 (face to face)
Telephone/ Skype Counselling (60 mins) when paid for in advance £35.00
Concessions available for students and those on a low income.
Appointments are also offered in Offerton, Stockport:
The Cenacle Treatment Centre
224a Dialstone Lane
Please feel free to call. If I am unable to take your call, please leave a message with your name and contact number and I will get back to you at the earliest opportunity. If I cannot contact you directly, please advise whether I can leave you a message or send a text. Alternatively you can text or email.
All calls and inquiries are treated with confidentiality.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Mon - Fri 6am to 8am (The Heaton's Centre) 4.30pm to 8pm (At all locations) Saturday 10am till 1pm (At all locations) Call anytime