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

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

Higher Walton
Preston
Lancashire
PR5

07403889698

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Higher Walton
Preston
Lancashire
PR5

07403889698

About me

FOREWORD

Please feel free to browse my pages, but I wish to highlight the following to you.

As a Person Centred-Counsellor, Life-Coach, Reiki Healer and soon to be Hypnotherapist, I am committed to helping my clients reach their full potential in whatever way that I can. I want to help them be the best person that they can be and have the amazing life that they were brought into this world to have.

I love my clients dearly and I am 100% committed to ensuring their growth and well-being. However, I do not have a magic wand and I trust my clients to be as committed to their development as much as I am. I use all of my skills, either individually or as a mix, to ensure that they reconcile themselves in the best way possible to the issues that they present to me with.

Deep rooted issues will generally take a minimum of 6 sessions for any movement to be noticed by the client and it will involve a lot of soul searching. Sometimes they will put up defenses and after 2 sessions find reasons to stop coming. This is very frustrating for me as a therapist who has invested so much time and effort into assisting them.

I totally commit to you, both when you're with me during the session and additionally I also send you any information that I think will help you in between sessions. I'm not someone for you to visit, dump whatever is in your head and go away to carry on doing exactly what it is that brought you to me in the first place. I am someone who is determined to help you change your life in a way that you never thought possible. In the majority of cases that isn't going to happen overnight. I could charge you for each session when you showed up and take your money, but that's not why I do what I do. I want the best for my clients and I know that will take at least six sessions ... in six sessions you will have learnt to do the work for yourself ... you will be committing to yourself ... to be the best person that you can be ... to have the best life that you can have.

By charging up front £50 x 6 sessions = £300 I know that you are going to keep on coming. I know that we're both not wasting our time. I know that you are taking your life as seriously as I am.

This £300 is non-refundable should the client stop coming prior to completion of all six sessions.

The first session will last 1.5 hours. The first half hour is completely free of charge so that we get a feel for whether or not we will be able to work together ... you already know that we can otherwise you would not have chosen me! If, however, this is not the case then you are free to leave and take time to consider your options. If you wish to continue with the session then a contract for six weeks will be signed and payment made.

I’m a therapist first and foremost because I want to help. Sadly, people today seem to think nothing of spending a small fortune on something in the hope that it will ultimately distract them from whatever is sabotaging their life, rather than spending a relatively small amount by comparison in investing in a journey of discovery about what makes them who they are and how they can change.

If you feel you cannot afford £300 then what you are saying is that you are not worth £300. I know differently - you are worth so much more!

Be kind to yourself.

Best wishes.

Anne Townson

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.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

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! I have faith in you, even if you don't. For that reason I require payment for 6 sessions upfront ... you might think that really cheeky, but look at it from my perspective. I totally commit to you, both when you're with me during the session and additionally I also send you any information that I think will help you inbetween sessions. I'm not someone for you to visit, dump whatever is in your head and go away to carry on doing exactly what it is that brought you to me in the first place. I am someone who is determined to help you change your life in a way that you never thought possible. In the majority of cases that isn't going to happen overnight. I could charge you for each session when you showed up and take your money, but that's not why I do what I do. I want the best for my clients and I know that will take at least six sessions ... in six sessions you will have learnt to do the work for yourself ... you will be committing to yourself ... to be the best person that you can be ... to have the best life that you can.

By charging up front £50 x 6 sessions = £300 I know that you are going to keep on coming. I know that we're both not wasting our time. I know that you are taking your life as seriously as I am.

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. At some point hypnotherapy will also be included. However, this would not be considered the "norm" for all sessions.

My fee for child therapy is £50 per 60 minute session.

Couple counselling will be £60 per 60 minute session.

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.

http://www.tri-therapies.com

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

Availability

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

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
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