Annetta Wormald MBACP registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Rain happens. Life happens. At one time or another, you may go through difficult times or feel lost and unsure of your direction in life.
You may be struggling to understand relationship issues with your partner, family or work colleagues. You may be struggling to understand experiences, past and present, that have left you feeling anxious, isolated, confused and overwhelmed. You may be finding it difficult to manage your emotions or struggling with negative feelings about yourself.
I offer a supportive, calm and non-judgmental space for you to explore your life experiences and feelings. As a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, the aim of my work with you is to help you find your own personal way and understanding through these experiences.
Counselling and longer term psychotherapy offers the space for you to reflect and think about yourself and your life. Exploring difficult issues in your life with a therapist provides an opportunity for you to gain self awareness, discover your choices and make positive changes.
How I work
How our life experiences affect our emotional and mental wellbeing is unique to each of us, therefore my therapeutic approach is a flexible, thoughtful and professional response to your unique way of being.
I believe each of us holds the potential within ourselves to connect with our own inner truth and find meaning and happiness in our life. My role as a therapist is to enable this process and support you in this personal journey.
My aim is to promote your self awareness and understanding and help you gain self confidence and belief in yourself and your choices. I focus on the whole of your experience, your feelings, your actions and your thoughts and to do this we may work together with various creative techniques.
I also offer expressive art as a means for you to gain self awareness and meaning through creative expression. The creative process is innately healing and offers a valuable non-verbal therapeutic process which helps in reducing stress and anxiety, in self understanding, in releasing powerful or distressing emotions and in recovery from traumatic losses or experiences. For this reason it can be particularly helpful when working with children and young people as well as adults. You do not need any previous art experience in order to benefit fully.
Short term counselling and longer term psychotherapy is available and the length and frequency of sessions is flexible.
I work from a dedicated counselling room in York city centre which is a short walk from the train station and bus terminal and also in Acomb which is easily accessible by car or bus. In special circumstances home visits are also available.
If you feel you would like to arrange a session or would like to find out more please call me or send an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (with Distinction) awarded by York St John University.
Certificate in Supervision
Advanced Diploma in Expressive Art Group Therapy
I am a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy reg no: 054543 and adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, which can be viewed at www.bacp.co.uk
I also have my own art practice and hold a BA Hons in Fine Art (1st Class)
Enhanced CRB disclosure
I have worked extensively within the voluntary, statutory and private sector in physical and mental healthcare and have wide experience of working holistically with people of all ages, affected by depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, substance misuse, domestic abuse, childhood abuse, trauma, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, self harm and more.
I have in-depth experience of working with families and carers affected by a relative's mental health and substance misuse and also of working within a women's counselling service, supporting women from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds, with complex and diverse mental, physical and social health needs.
Post Traumatic Stress disorder, abuse related trauma and dissociative disorders are areas in which I offer long term psychotherapeutic work.
I provide expressive art group therapy for adults, children and young people of all ages and ability, including children and young people who may be expressing emotional and behavioural difficulties and those who are at risk of offending. I also work with women and their children who experience domestic abuse and homelessness, women and men who are in recovery from alcohol and drug dependency and adults experiencing mental health issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Counselling and psychotherapy sessions usually are for one hour per week, although this can be negotiated.
Individuals £ 45 for one hour session
Couples £ 60 for one hour session
I also offer family or parent and child/young person counselling and expressive art group therapy, please contact me to discuss your needs.
Expressive Arts Group Therapy
I create and facilitate expressive art group therapy for groups of all ages in the community. Each group is designed to meet and support the specific mental, social and physical needs, ages and learning ability of the group members. My aim is to use art and the creative process as a means for people to re-gain their mental and emotional well-being, develop their self esteem and self understanding, express themselves creatively and build bonds of friendship and support.
I am a qualified supervisor and provide clinical supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists and other social and healthcare professionals.
I welcome working with counsellors and psychotherapists of all orientations.
I also design and deliver training workshops to professionals
Please call or email me for further information and to discuss your organisations particular requirements.
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Supervision & training
I am a qualified supervisor and offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists and social and healthcare professionals.View supervision profile