Anne Townson - Counsellor, Qualified Life Coach & Intuitive / Reiki Healer

Anne Townson - Counsellor, Qualified Life Coach & Intuitive / Reiki Healer

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Higher Walton


About me

Hello and welcome to my site. I'm a professional counsellor, qualified life coach and an intuitive / Reiki Healer based in Preston. However, I'm also a spiritual adventurer who prefers to "have a mind opened by wonder than closed by belief". To this end I've been down many roads, which is why I introduce an assortment of different tools into my practice.

Things such as:

Colour Therapy
Meditation & Visualisation
The Law of Attraction
Angel Guidance
Tarot Readings & Tarot Training

So please do browse my personal website, where I'm sure that you will find something that appeals to you and takes you into the realms of enlightenment, growth, personal development and healing.

Discover the real you ... the person you are meant to be!

Thank you for your time and I wish you success in finding the answers that you are seeking.

Best wishes,


Training, qualifications & experience

As stated I am a Person Centred Counsellor. This will be explained more fully in your first session, but basically it means that the relationship between the counsellor and the client is paramount; based on empathy, honesty and respect. There are no gimmicks, no techniques or strategies. A person centred counselling session provides the client with the time and space for them to talk about whatever might be on their mind. And I do mean "whatever". I will endeavour to listen, reflect and summarise in a completely non-judgemental manner.

I also use Solution Focused (Brief) Therapy. SFBT focuses on finding a solution rather than addressing possible causes and works in much the same way as coaching. This isn't ideal for clients with deeper rooted issues, but SFBT recognises that clients often find what they need with a little help and a single session is all that it takes. It's about helping the client to see what he or she is unable to, by bringing it out into the open and looking at it from various angles. So, if you want to explore ideas, make changes in your life or do a spot of personal development then a single session of SFBT might be exactly what you're looking for.

Do you feel as if you've lost your way? Are you in need of a totally non judgemental, unbiased opinion? Is there something that you just want to "get off your chest"? Are you setting up your own business and feel swamped? Have you started that "get fit campaign" for the umpteenth time? Whatever is blocking your progress you'd be surprised at just how quickly it can be resolved. That's why I also offer a "One Stop Solution" approach for when you want to talk to someone as soon as possible.

I am comfortable working through speech, play, art or expressive media and have worked with both adults and children. I am trained in play therapy for children by Place2Be.

I regularly attend training courses and workshops to keep up-to-date with developments within my specialist fields which may prove beneficial to my clients.  Hence my training as a Life Coach and Intuitive / Reiki Healer in order to provide a completely balanced holistic approach for my client, should they so wish.

I specialise in anxiety and stress disorders and have a personal interest in weight management.  I've worked with clients in a women's refuge and everything that entails - emotional, physical and mental abuse, together with the issues that generally go along with those things as coping mechanisms; alcohol and drug addiction.  Other issues I encountered whilst working at a counselling centre in Preston were marital / sexual problems, infertility, low self esteem, work issues, family relationships, depression / suicidal thoughts, abortion.  Sadly the list is endless.  Before going into practice for myself I spent time working at a primary school in a deprived area of Burnley working for Place2Be.  Children who use Place2Be's services are more likely to be from disadvantaged backgrounds, and to have special educational needs and pre-existing emotional and behavioural difficulties. That's where I was trained in Play Therapy.

I'm a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am fully insured (with Holistic Services).  My portfolio of  registrations, memberships, insurance policies, qualifications and certifications are available for perusal at any time during our sessions.

Home visits, including those for Reiki, will be considered on a client-by-client basis, but will incur additional travelling expenses.

As always I continue to welcome the chance to work with people of different genders, origins, ages, abilities, sexualities and faiths.

I also offer useful tips via my blog and newsletter.  If you wish to sign up for either of these then please do so via the contact box on my website

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Play therapy working with children who have experienced / live with the effects of some of the above issues within their families.

Solution Focused (Brief) Therapy.


It's difficult talking about money when it relates to a person's well being, but I feel that my prices compare well with others in my profession, who maybe don't offer the "complete package" as I do. This is one of the most important investments that you will ever make - an investment in your self and in your life. I believe that you're worth it - do you?

Sessions can be combined, if that was considered to be beneficial by both client and practitioner. Intuitive / Reiki healing sessions can be condensed into 30 minutes, so in some instances it would be possible to have a 60 minute session consisting of counselling / life coaching combined with a relaxation session. However, this would not be considered the "norm" for all sessions.

All sessions will be charged at £45.00 per hour.

My fee for child therapy is £50 per 60 minute session. This higher cost is due to the outlay for items, extra time taken ferrying the various toys, creative items eg paints, pens, paper, craft tools, play dough, plastercine, puppets etc, to and from the counselling room, setting out the room, cleaning up and tidying away.

Couple counselling will be £55 per 60 minute session.

Supervision work will be charged at a cost of £45.00 per 1hr 30mins. This is purely because that is how much I am charged for my supervision.

I do offer home visits, but this will incur an additional charge to cover petrol and travelling time.

Frequent/late cancellation of sessions can be problematic for me so I, therefore, reserve the right to charge for missed sessions should this become a regular issue.  The success of any of these services is dependent upon the relationship between the client and the practitioner.   It requires a commitment from both parties, as in any other relationship.  There are no quick fixes, I'm not a magician but I know from experience that it can be a magical and empowering experience!

Further information

Please visit my website(s) for any further information regarding any of my services or contact me direct via the details given.

Maps & Directions

Preston, PR5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No


10:00-17:00 Monday-Friday 10:00-13:00 Saturday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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