Annie Pointer MBACP PG Dip.Counselling, Individual,Couples, Dissociation

Annie Pointer MBACP PG Dip.Counselling, Individual,Couples, Dissociation

Wymondham Chiropractic Clinic
4 Brewery Lane
Wymondham
Norwich
Norfolk
NR18 0AZ

Norwich Osteopathic Clinic
433 Earlham Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR4 7HL

01953 606660 / 07813 723254

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Wymondham Chiropractic Clinic
4 Brewery Lane
Wymondham
Norwich
Norfolk
NR18 0AZ

Norwich Osteopathic Clinic
433 Earlham Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR4 7HL

01953 606660 / 07813 723254

About me

Are you looking for a counsellor who is warm, friendly, professional, and who cares about your well-being?

Then I might be the person you are looking for. I am an experienced counsellor and work in a holistic way which honours mind, body and spirit and puts you at the centre of our work together.
 
Many of us go through difficult times in our lives and experience stressful transitions, traumatic events and significant turning points. During such times, it can be helpful to turn to a counsellor for support in finding a solution, coping with your feelings, or working out what you'd like to do. Soldiering on alone can be isolating and demoralising but you really don't have to be alone in this. Why not give me a call or arrange an initial session and we can have a look together at how I might be able to help you?

I will offer you a supportive space, unique in that it is free from the agendas and expectations of others which are normal in many social situations. In the safety of that space we can, together, explore your situation and experiences to help open the way to self-discovery, increased contentment, clarity, new perspectives, an easing of suffering, increased sense of well-being, and a sense of being supported.

We will work together to help you to connect with your innate capacity for healing and restoration which can bring changed mood or perspective, new ability to cope with challenges, increased capacity for enjoying life and relationships, and a stronger sense of self-empowerment and fulfilment in life.

If you are over 17, then please feel free to get in touch to see if we would be a good fit. I can work with clients on either short-term (up to 6 sessions) or longer term basis depending on your requirements.

Appointments are usually arranged on a weekly basis which we can discuss and plan together when we meet.

Please feel free to call me on 07813 723254 or email me at annie.pointer@yahoo.com to find out more or to arrange your reduced rate introductory session (£25 for initial hour) with me.

You can also find out more by visiting my website at www.anniepointercounselling.co.uk

I work in both Wymondham (Wymondham Chiropractic Clinic) and Norwich (Norwich Osteopathic Clinic) on Earlham Road, close to the UEA. Both venues have free parking available.

Do check out my website at www.anniepointercounselling.co.uk - this will tell you a bit more about me. It also has information of any special offers that I might have at the moment.


Training, qualifications & experience

As a counsellor, and before that as a Registered Nurse, I have had a wide experience of working with adults of all ages facing a whole range of challenges to health and well-being.

I have worked with clients experiencing bereavement, loss, work-related stress, dissociation, child abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, dissatisfaction with life achievements, relationship difficulties and separation or divorce, physical disability, chronic illness including ME, academic/study difficulties as well as individuals who wish to explore life-goals and personal development. Clients report experiencing positive changes in their lives as a result of counselling with me, and are often surprised at the degree to which it has helped them.

I have worked at the University of East Anglia (UEA) Counselling Service (UCS) and St.Barnabus Counselling Centre in Norwich. I enjoy teaching and have previously co-facilitated the Certificate for Counselling Skills at the University of East Anglia.

My nursing experience included Community Nursing, Palliative/end of life care and Diabetes Nurse Specialist at the Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre NNUH.

I have significant experience working with young adults and students supporting their personal and academic goals and coping with anxiety and stress that student life, and living away from home can often bring. Alongside my counselling practice I work as a mentor to under and post graduate students at UEA.

My Qualifications

Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (University of East Anglia)
Advanced Post Diploma Certificate Course in Person Centred Couples Counselling
Introductory Certificate in Mindfulness

Post Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Nursing (UEA)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Mentoring for Nurses (UEA)
Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing (RGN)

BA Hons. in French & Music (University of London)


Core training in Person-Centred counselling
Additional training in Mindfulness and Couples (relationship) Counselling
Robust academic background and passionate commitment to learning and self-development.
Experience of living overseas includes time spent living and working as a teacher in France and Sudan


Memberships
Registered Member BACP

'Friend' member of PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Person-centred counselling is a mode of therapy which can help in many areas of difficulty, as well as personal change and development and decision-making.

If you have a concern that isn't indicated by the above 'tick-boxes', please feel free to call me on 07813 72 3254 or email annie.pointer@yahoo.com to see if I am able to help you.

Fees

30 minute introductory sessions: £8
1 hour introductory session: £25

Call 07813 723254 or email annie.pointer@yahoo.com to arrange.


  • £35 - £45 an hour for individual counselling
  • £50 an hour for couples
  • Reduced rate sessions are sometimes available
  • £235 for 6 sessions booked and paid for in advance (individual counselling)


www.anniepointercounselling.co.uk for more information

Further information

My practice is underpinned and supported by regular mindfulness meditation. I also enjoy writing and exploring creative activity as a means of self-expression and enjoyment.

My current study interests include dissociative process as a result of childhood trauma and abuse and creative expression as a means of accessing thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Maps & Directions

Norwich, NR18 0AZ
Norwich, NR4 7HL

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Daytime, weekend and evening appointments available. Some reduced and concessionary rate appointments offered.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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