Ann Biddle

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MSc, CTA, PGCDip Couns, Pract NLP, Reg.MBACP(Accred)
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Nottingham, NG9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I provide caring, professional and confidential therapy for individuals over the age of 18 years. With over 10 years' experience working in private practice, I work with clients from a wide variety of different backgrounds, occupations, cultures, genders and sexual orientations on a short, medium or long-term basis, depending on individual needs.

I see clients in person at my practice in Beeston, Nottingham or remotely via Zoom from anywhere in the UK. If it's helpful you can also switch between these, for example if you are unwell or have to travel for work, study or other reasons.

I provide employee assistance counselling support for organisations, and I am a registered provider for most major private medical insurers.

What can I help with?
I work with clients facing a wide range of mental health and life issues, including:

  • Depression, sadness or low mood, feelings of despair, helplessness or hopelessness.
  • Anxiety, agitation, fear or panic, for which there may or may not be an obvious cause.
  • Bereavement and loss.
  • Low self-confidence, low self-esteem or communication issues.
  • Anger, irritability or agitation; often affecting relationships at home and at work, causing health issues and preventing someone enjoying their life.
  • Victims of abuse, physical, emotional or sexual, past or present.
  • Victims of bullying, past or present.
  • Childhood issues, bullying, trauma or abuse of any kind (e.g. physical, emotional or sexual abuse, deprivation or neglect).
  • Unresolved "baggage" from the past: old hurts or resentments, regrets, anger, sadness, shame, fear or intrusive memories or thoughts.
  • Work-related stress, including achieving home-work balance, difficulties with colleagues or the environment, stress experienced by serving military personnel or veterans, medical professionals or emergency services.
  • Issues arising from major life changes, such as illness, injury, redundancy, separation, divorce, leaving the military and adapting to civilian life, leaving home and adapting to university life, issues arising from the pandemic, or retirement.
  • Phobias, such as fear of flying, food, animals, insects or blood.
  • Relationship issues, including difficulties with communication and intimacy with family, friends or relationships in a work or educational context.
  • Post-traumatic stress, from recent events or those in the past, including abuse, assault, accidents or medical issues, or situations faced by armed forces or emergency services personnel, as well as legal, medical and other front-line professionals in their work.

My practice is neurodiversity friendly, so I regularly work with clients who are autistic, have Asperger's, ADHD/ADD, dyslexia or dyspraxia and are experiencing mental health issues alongside these.

I am also a menopause-friendly practice and welcome anyone experiencing menopause or living with/supporting someone experiencing menopause.

I regularly work with students and staff from both Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham.

How do I Work?
I provide a safe, supportive environment for you to talk and will listen to you without judgement. I work on the following key assumptions: 

  1. that we all have worth, value and dignity as a human being and deserve to be treated accordingly with respect and compassion.
  2. that everyone has the capacity to think, feel and act, and to make changes to how they think, feel and act.
  3. throughout life we make decisions and develop coping strategies, consciously or unconsciously, which can either help or hinder us. Those that no longer serve us well or are unhelpful can be updated at any stage of life.

I use a blend of methods drawn from Transactional Analysis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, CBT, Hypnosis and Mindfulness to help you to explore your thinking, feelings, beliefs and behaviour around the issues you are facing.  As you develop understanding and insight, you will be supported to expand your thinking, express your feelings, update your mental 'programming' and make positive changes at a pace that is right for you.

Whatever issues you are facing right now you are not alone. Most people experience mental health issues at some point in their lives, it's just part of being human. Getting some support can really help.

When do I See Clients?
I offer a range of morning, lunchtime, afternoon and early evening appointments Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 5.30pm.

Availability at 30/01/24: I have a couple of daytime appointments available, but no evenings. Please call my answerphone and listen to the message to find out current availability.


There is easy access by public transport, with bus and tram stops within a 10–20-minute walk. There is also plenty of free on-street parking, somewhere safe to leave a bicycle and I am only a short walk from the University of Nottingham campus.

The driveway has a slight slope and there are 2 steps up to my therapy room.

Please take a look through my website at to find out more or call me on 07913 153406 for an initial discussion and to book an appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member MBACP(Accred)

MSc Psychotherapy (Transactional Analysis)
Certified Transactional Analyst
Post-Graduate Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
Counselling Skills certificate
Bereavement Counselling Skills, Cruse
NLP Practitioner Certificate
NLP Coaching Diploma
Certificate in Life Coaching
BSc (hons) Earth & Life Sciences

I follow the code of ethical and professional practice of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), of which I am a Registered and Accredited Member.  I work with regular clinical supervision and am committed to my continual growth and development as a therapist, undertaking a minimum of 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development activities per year. I have been working in private practice since 2009.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship issues, depression, family issues, panic, phobias, separation or divorce, cross cultural issues, abuse, low self-esteem, bereavement.

Teachers, university lecturers and staff, students. Veterans making or struggling with the transition to civilian life. Neurodiversity friendly; support with issues arising from or co-existing with autism, Asperger's, ADHD/ADD, dyslexia and dyspraxia. Menopause friendly practice.

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£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA
  • WPA
  • Axa Health

Additional information

My fees are as follows:

  • Initial telephone consultation of up to 30 minutes: free of charge.
  • Individual online counselling or psychotherapy for private individuals paying their own fees: £70 per session.
  • Private Medical Insurance: procedures and fees vary depending on which company you are with. As a general rule, please check with your insurer in the first instance to check your cover and obtain authorisation for treatment, then give me a call to discuss your specific needs.
  • Employee Assistance: fees vary depending on requirements - please call to discuss your specific needs.

Payment methods:

I accept payment by direct online banking / banking app or cash.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments are held Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 5.30pm.

Availability at 30/01/24: I have a few daytime appointments available, but no evenings.

Further information

Appointments are available at the following times:

Mondays: 9.30am - 5.30pm

Tuesdays: 9.30am - 5.30pm

Wednesdays: 9.30am - 5.30pm

Thursdays: 9.30am - 5.30pm

Fridays: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Nottingham, NG9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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The driveway has a slight slope and there are 2 steps up to my therapy room.

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