Anne Brown MBACP
Whatever you need from counselling and wherever you need to get to, I am here to help you. Are you fed up with feeling anxious, having thoughts whizzing around your head and want to feel better about yourself? As a specialist in anxiety, low self-esteem, stress and loss I can help you learn how to make positive changes and feel good about yourself. I can offer fast trauma and phobia cure as well as helping you deal with many other issues (see list). I am approved by PFOA (Police Firearms Officer's Association)
My aim is to help you to feel relaxed talking to me as you bring issues such as anxiety, low self esteem, bereavement, anger management, depression, panic attacks, relationship issues and many others (see below). In my private practice I work with individuals, couples and organizations including police officers and civilian workers.
As a counsellor I draw on a range of different models depending on your circumstances and what is appropriate for you.
I believe that for counselling to be successful, the counsellor/client relationship is of particular importance so my goal is to provide a clear, informed and direct approach combined with gentle humour and compassion.
- I am also trained as a cognitive behavioural coach working with my clients on issues such as confidence building, improving performance and low self esteem.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP, Advanced Dip Counselling, Cert. in Counselling Supervision, Cert. in Bereavement Supervision, Cert. in Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, EMDR, Post Grad. Dip Management Studies.
I work in a variety of settings with a range of presenting issues and get referrals via GPs, the internet, Employers Assistance Programmes and most importantly, personal recommendation.
My counselling experience is extensive; I set up and for eleven years managed the Staff Care Network, the employee counselling service for North Yorkshire County Council, all the District Councils within North Yorkshire and Askham Bryan College (total workforce 26,000) and have experience of working with groups and individuals on stress management, wellbeing and relationship issues.
For more than 25 years I have been a volunteer counsellor for Northallerton Bereavement Care, now Heriott Hospice where I am also a Supervisor for their Bereavement Service. I have also worked in a large GP practice.
I offer supervision for counsellors.
As a qualified cognitive behavioural coach, I work with people to identify and achieve their goals and find it very rewarding to help people build confidence and self-esteem and realise their potential.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Sessions are charged at £45 per session. Long or short term. Some concessions available including counselling students. Payments can be made by cash, or BACS in advance.
Our first meeting is an opportunity for us to talk and see if we feel comfortable talking together and to discuss what you would like to achieve through our work together. You would be able to raise any questions you may have about the way I work. It's important that you are clear about the contract that will be in place in order for the work to proceed. This will allow decisions to be made about continuing or ending our work at this stage.
Sessions last for 1 hour and are designed to give you time to discuss your issues or worries in your own way without pressure. You will be able to disclose as much or as little as you wish, at your own pace. At the start of counselling the pattern of sessions is usually weekly or fortnightly as we gradually build our working relationship. Later, as you begin to feel the benefit of our work together, you may choose to extend the period between sessions and this is a flexible arrangement which can be adapted to suit your particular needs.
Sessions can take place at my private practice in Leeming Bar, and in workplace settings by arrangement. Do please contact me for confidential discussion about your individual needs.
As a member of BACP I am bound by it's Ethical Framework.
"Anne Brown was recommended to me by an Oxford based friend (also a counsellor) who was concerned for my welfare after my wife walked out on me taking our two children with her. As a medical professional I was only used to fixing other peoples' problems. Now I needed the help. Anne not only realigned my thought processes on life but helped me take hold of the priorities of life. These sessions included how to relax more with simple techniques that Anne expertly taught me. I hold an enormous debt to Anne for helping me get through the hardest times of my 47 years."
"Thank you so much for your help and understanding. I've got so much from our appointments and I feel that I'm a better person."
"Anne is one of the most supportive, kind and understanding people I know, even when life's problems seem to have become unbearable she is always there to listen and help, not criticise. She is certainly the rock that anchors you in stormy weather and I would trust her without question."
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, evenings and Saturdays . Fee £45. Some concessions including counselling students.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|