I am a fully qualified, BACP Accredited Counsellor.
Contrary to popular opinion, counselling does not have to last for months and years. Short-term counselling (up to 6 sessions) can help you, if your otherwise satisfactory life has been upset by a sudden change or an unexpected event, and you can’t get over it by yourself. Over the last 2 years I have successfully helped many clients to learn how to manage their anxiety in just 6 sessions. You can learn more about some of the techniques I am using by watching my TikTok videos at @astoreytherapist.
I have many years experience working with conditions such as depression, anxiety and stress. Often, my clients have complex relationship issues, which they would like to solve through counselling.
Maybe you are looking for "the One", but always seem to meet the "wrong" people? Some deep seated historical reasons might be holding you back.
Some of my clients are looking for ways to manage stress better and find learning Mindfulness technique useful. Many years of practicing yoga gave me insights into the way our body could store stress and allowed me to learn about benefits of Mindfulness and other meditation techniques.
Additionally, I offer Anger Management, Weight Management counselling (for more information, please go to: www.annastorey-counselling.com/weight-management or find my book 10 Questions Diet on Amazon) and Bereavement Counselling.
During Covid epidemic anxiety has been the main reason many of my clients have contacted me. Talking through the triggers could help you manage your anxiety better. There are various techniques that you could learn to stop anxiety attacks or avoid them altogether.
Lockdown has intensified and brought into sharp focus various issues that we have been avoiding. On the plus side, it helped many of my clients to better understand themselves and to transform the important relationships in their lives.
My counselling practice is based in Mayfair, 2 minutes walk from Bond street tube station. Of course, during last year I have been mainly working online.
I also work in Thame, Oxfordshire.
I follow the BACP Code of Ethics.
To find out more about my way of working please refer to my website: www.annastorey-counselling.com
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Counselling, Metanoia Institute, London
affiliated to Middlesex University
My experience includes working in both short and long term settings, such as for Mind, in secondary schools and for an international health clinic abroad. I volunteer for the Birth Trauma Association, helping new mothers suffering from post-natal depression. Lately I have been working as a consultant on a TV series.
In my previous career, I worked as an Account Executive at an international advertising agency and as a Marketing Executive for a multinational. This experience gives me an insight into work stress issues and organisational dynamics.
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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer counselling in English and Russian
In London: £90 for a one-to-one session
Online: £70 for a one-to-one session
In Thame: £75 for a one-to-one session (concessions available)
Some online/telephone sessions available between
10.00 and 5.00 Monday to Friday
I work in Mayfair, London, on Tuesdays
I work online Monday to Friday, 10.00 - 5.00
Here is the link to one of my TikTok videos