Augusta Annesley MBACP UKCPregistered
07966367805 / 07966367805
I am an integrative psychotherapist with a particular interest in relational psychoanalysis. This means that I work looking at a person's experiences of the past and childhood and how these impact upon their present relationships. This can illuminate patterns or difficulties which may have formed over time that contribute to finding things hardgoing or bleak. I have a background working in the criminal justice system but I retrained to become a psychotherapist when I found myself increasingly interested in the therapeutic elements of my work as I gained experience proving that the crucible for change lies in the therapeutic relationship. Like other psychodynamic practitioners, I do offer interventions and interpretations as part of my work but working together with the client, in their best interests, is at the heart of what I do.
What is therapy and how can it help?:
Psychotherapy can help people of all ages live happier, healthier and more productive lives. Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a therapist which provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who is objective, neutral and non-judgmental. It is also a space to begin to look in detail at psychological processes to gain some understanding of why things may seem difficult, frightening or anxiety provoking. Psychotherapy has a long history of assisting with mental health problems such as depression and anxiety as well as difficulties with relationships, bereavement or anything which can make us feel as though things have become overwhelming and unmanageable.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist from Regents College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology. I am a member of the BACP and a registered member of the UKCP
I have long standing experience working in varied settings including a women's centre where my work encompassed the full range of issues, but also allowed me to develop a specialism working with people with experience of sexual abuse. I also have extensive experience working with addictions and trauma as well as with parents, young people and with couples. I currently work for the NHS in a GP practice.
I work with people who suffer from anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, abuse, issues stemming from sexuality, identity, loneliness, bereavement and other psychological difficulties.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
My rate is £65 per session for individual therapy and £90 for couples but am happy to have a free preliminary, telephone conversation in order to ascertain whether we can work together and offer an initial consultation to further explore this.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
days and evenings
Types of client