Annie Pointer MBACP PG Dip.Counselling, Individual,Couples, Dissociation
Norwich Osteopathic Clinic
433 Earlham Road
01953 606660 / 07813 723254
I am an experienced counsellor and my core training is in the Person-Centred Approach which is a way of working that I love - it fits with my own belief in you as a whole person - your concerns, your capacity for creativity and complexity, your concerns and your questions. You are not just a problem, or set of problems, to be solved.
If you are reading this, I'm imagining that your are going through a difficult time, for one reason or another. Or it might be that you are simply looking for some help with personal direction or change.
I will offer you a supportive, kind and compassionate space, free from the agendas and expectations of others where together we can explore your situation and experiences in order to help you to move from confusion to clarity,new perspectives, and experience more gladness and contentment in your life and relationships.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 central Wymondham (near Wymondham Abbey) 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
I have had wide experience of working with adults of all ages, including young adults (17 and above) both as a counsellor and before that as a Registered Nurse. .
I have worked with clients experiencing bereavement, loss, work-related stress, dissociation, child abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, dissatisfaction,, relationship difficulties, 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 and enduring 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 specialist well-being mentor with Student Support Services for students at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
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
Registered Member BACP
'Friend' member of PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Because of its fundamental attribute of viewing you as a whole person, 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 email@example.com to see if I am able to help you.
30 minute introductory sessions: £8
1 hour introductory session: £25
Call 07813 723254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
My life and practice is underpinned and supported by regular mindfulness meditation, writing, creative journaling, creative makings and using all kinds of materials as as a means of self-expression, exploration 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
Type of session
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Daytime, weekend and evening appointments available. Some reduced and concessionary rate appointments offered.
Types of client
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