Anne Townson - Counsellor, Life Coach, Hypnotherapist & Healer

Anne Townson - Counsellor, Life Coach, Hypnotherapist & Healer

Higher Walton


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Higher Walton


About me

As a Person Centred-Counsellor, Life-Coach, Reiki Healer and Hypnotherapist, I am committed to helping my clients reach their full potential in whatever way that I can.

I am 100% committed to ensuring my client's 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.

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 up to.

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 am comfortable also 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 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


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.


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 initially you may not.

Counselling, Life Coaching and Reiki cost £50 per 60 minute session and sessions can be combined, if that was considered to be beneficial by both client and practitioner.

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

Couple counselling will be £65 per 60 minute session.

Hypnotherapy sessions involve a lot more pre-session work, with the client completing a questionnaire prior to the session and my writing a bespoke hypnotherapy script based on the information provided. For this reason I charge £100 per 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.

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


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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