Zoe Anthony BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling MBACP
S & I House
I am an individual member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) who is pleased to be able to offer you the time and the space to explore the unhappy aspects of your life.
There are times when people feel so anxious and depressed they do not know where to turn. It can be a lonely experience trying to disentangle the threads that make up the whole problem. I can help you separate the threads by offering a supportive and non-judgemental environment. This will allow you to experience being truly attended to and heard, so the solutions to problems become clearer.
Although counselling can be a life changing experience, I appreciate it can take a lot of courage to enter into the process. Finding the right therapist is important so our initial session will be free of charge. This will provide us with the opportunity to assess what you require, which will help you to decide if you would like to work with me.
Whatever your reasons for considering counselling, I will help you to explore the ways in which you can move forward with your life. Gaining insight into the underlying reasons for your difficulties, will help you to discover more positive ways of coping in the future. If you are struggling to come to terms with your past, I will help you to explore your painful feelings to better equip you with dealing with life's challenges. Whilst counselling cannot change the past, it can help you to hope for a better present and future.
The focus of my work is entirely client driven so you are free to decide on the pace and direction of each session. My integrative approach to counselling allows me to draw from a range of theoretical models which means sessions can be tailored to suit your individual needs. My work is influenced by the Humanistic Perspective, Person-Centred Approach and Developmental Theories. I use Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis and Existential skills in my work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a diploma in Integrative Counselling and a first class BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling.
I have gained three years invaluable experience working with a diverse range of adult clients at Children's Centres in Ipswich. One of the aims of Children's Centres is to improve a child's emotional and social development by offering support and guidance to their caregivers. I provided counselling support to adults who live chaotic lives and face hardship on a daily basis. It has opened my eyes to how brave and resilient people can be when faced with adversity. I was pleased to be able to offer clients a therapeutic environment where someone was prepared to listen to them, perhaps for the first time in their lives.
My work at the Children's Centres has allowed me to gain invaluable skills in dealing with unresolved childhood issues which can lead to severe anxiety and depression.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
Sessions will last one hour and will cost £35.
Free consultation for initial session.
Concessions always considered.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments are available Tuesday - Friday. Daytime and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|