Anne Reynolds Registered MBACP (Accred)
27B High Street
If you are looking at this website you may be wondering if counselling can help you. Perhaps you are feeling sad or angry and have no one to talk to about these feelings; perhaps you are feeling low and unable to cope; perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed by events in your life, or are struggling in a difficult relationship and would like help to make sense of your experiences?
Counselling can help with many of life's problems and being an experienced counsellor I am able to help you think about and work through the issues you are struggling with, the reasons for which you may not be consciously aware of. I work in a safe, confidential environment and will provide a supportive, non-judgemental relationship in which we can explore the issues you bring, along with your family background and relevant life experiences. By working together in this way it is possible for emotional conflicts to be resolved, leading to an increase in self-esteem and the potential for living a more fulfilling life.
Alongside counselling I provide EMDR therapy and have recently undertaken training in Energy Psychotherapy, including AIT and EFT, all of which means that I am able to help people who have experienced trauma. This may be trauma resulting from a single event such as a car accident or assault, or it could be complex trauma caused by experiencing multiple or repeated distressing events, ranging from neglect or abuse in childhood to distressing experiences in military combat. Trauma therapy also works well with phobias and feelings of anxiety or depression, which are often found to have their root in distressing underlying experiences.
EMDR is recommended for the treatment of PTSD in the NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) Guidelines and more information can be found about it at http://www.emdrassociation.org.uk/. I have found both EMDR and Energy therapies to be particularly effective when used within the safety of a trusting counselling relationship.
I provide short-term or long-term counselling for individuals and couples. (EMDR and Energy therapies usually work more quickly than counselling and are often shorter in duration). It is important that you find a therapist you feel comfortable with so I offer a reduced fee initial session in which we can see how we feel about working together. I am fully insured and supervised and am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). As such I work within the BACP’s Ethical Framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
Qualified EMDR therapist (and member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland)
Completed foundation course in Energy Psychotherapy including Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
In addition to my private work I have experience of working in the charity sector and in GP surgeries for the NHS.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
Individuals: Initial session £20; Standard Fee £40
Couples: Initial session £25; Standard Fee £50
EMDR & Energy Therapies
Initial sessions as above, but processing sessions can sometimes last for up to 90 minutes and will therefore incur a higher fee
I am occasionally able to offer a reduced fee when household income is low.
Energy Psychotherapy is an emerging field of therapies which are gentle ways of working with trauma. They involve identifying the problem and the associated feelings and body sensations, then working through the meridians with EFT (by tapping on acupuncture points) or the chakras with AIT (by placing hands on the main centres of energy within our bodies) to clear what is thought to be disruptions in our energy flow. As our energy and nervous systems are both controlled by the brain and therefore very connected, the resulting effect is generally an ease in difficult feelings and a long-term positive change in the structure of our neural pathways, meaning that the originating problem rarely reoccurs at the same level of intensity.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|