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Welcome to Footsteps Counselling. Gym is for a healthy body - therapy is for a healthy mind. I am an accredited Psychotherapist with over 20 years client experience, passionate about helping my clients overcome stress, anxiety, low mood, addictions, dealing with loss, relationship problems and many other issues. I will be here for you as long as you need me, from 6 weeks to 6 months or longer. Face to face CBT Therapy in Redcar TS10 with panoramic sea views and on-line sessions also available. Online therapy has been shown to be as effective as face to face therapy. Research studies have indicated that there is no difference in effectiveness when online therapy is compared to face to face therapy in reducing symptoms.
Are you feeling stressed? Anxious? Low mood? Not good enough? You are not alone, I will sit with you in a safe, confidential space and together we will find a way of working with compassion and humour. Yes, we will laugh too! It will be my privilege to work with you supporting your mental wellbeing and personal growth. The cost of counselling is an investment in your most precious resources - your long term happiness.
'I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.' Carl Jung
I can appreciate how difficult it can be to engage in counselling for the first time or with a new counsellor. I recommend that we arrange an initial session to identify and explore the issues and concerns you may be experiencing, and your hopes for how counselling may help you. The initial meeting is very relaxed and just for you to have space to explore your thoughts. There is no obligation to continue further sessions at that point. You may decide you feel comfortable and would like to return at another time in the future or it may be a one off session, your choice. I know from experience that when you reach out for help, it is a strength, not a weakness. I am here to help you work through any challenges you may be facing.
You may find it useful to hear how just a few of the ways counselling can help:
- Raise self-awareness and self-esteem
- Re-motivate and re-energise
- Promote personal and professional development
- Help to develop emotional wellbeing
- Challenge persistent low moods, anxiety and stress
- Formulate plans and Achieve potential
You may decide to come for counselling because of any issue that is of importance to you. Whatever the reason, you will find one of the main benefits of counselling is to be able to explore and discuss any issue within a safe, secure and confidential environment. I will help you to acquire strategies that can be effective in challenging and modifying faulty patterns of thoughts. This generally results in improved mood, a more positive attitude and an increased level of competence.
Counselling aims to address the cause of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms. Therefore, I recommend that we arrange an initial session to identify and explore the issues and concerns you may be experiencing, and your hopes for how counselling may help you. Are you ready for change? Call me for a free telephone consultation to discuss how your problems are affecting your life and how I can support you. Or, please e-mail your details and I will call you at the earliest opportunity.
How counselling has helped my clients -
Our work together changed everything for me (the entire direction of my life in fact!)
"Thank you so much for everything. From being so low, you've made me happier than I've ever been about myself and more optimistic about the future"
"Thank you for your patience and advice over the past year. I came to you for help and understanding and you gave me just that. Now I have been able to involve others close to me and this has helped me share my problems instead of bottling things up. I am a better person for knowing you. Thanks a million"
"I just want to say an enormous thank you for the way you have helped me over the past weeks. You have listened to me and guided me to solutions that I will always be able to draw on in the future. I have found our sessions professional and always calm. I have always came away from our time feeling better than before I went in, and your ability to see things objectively has always helped me move forward. I have encountered a great shift in my life and your support has given me the strength I need to start again".
"Anne, thanks for all your help and support over the last few months. It's been invaluable and also been a privilege to meet you. I will take your advice and your help forward with me into the future to benefit both myself and my family too. Much appreciated!"
"Anne is patient, serene and an excellent listener. She has helped me enormously to reach a place of peace and increased self esteem. I would recommend Anne to anyone who needed some help and direction in their life. I will always be grateful for everything Anne has done for me. Anne's guidance has truly helped me to change my perspective and subsequently my wellbeing. Thank you so much for helping me through one of the most difficult times of my life and getting me back on track. I am forever grateful.”
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered and accredited member of BACP
- Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist
- BSc (hons) Psychology
- Dip Counselling
- Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Distinction)
- Dip NLP, Cert. in Personal Performance Coaching
- Current enhanced CRB
My service is professional and confidential as set out by the national guidelines of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I have 20 years experience.
I gained valuable experience working for Samaritans for 2 years helping callers cope with suicidal thoughts. I also worked for Cruse as a Bereavement Counsellor and Supervisor for 6 years helping clients with grief issues, and with clients from Gamcare for 6 years supporting them with gambling addiction issues, including debt, career, mental health and relationship issues. I was also a distance learning Tutor & Mentor for the Counselling Diploma. 6 years in Private practice as a BUPA consultant.
I have the advantage of a Managerial/Retail Sales background which enables me to relate well to clients from a business environment. I also have 5 years experience working with employees for Capita Health & Wellbeing (Leeds University) & ATOS employee support programme (Leeds City Council). AXA PPP Healthcare/Trauma support & BUPA/Nuffield private healthcare consultant.
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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.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
• Situation specific anxiety/post trauma
• Suicidal thoughts
• Bereavement and forms of acute loss.
• Midlife crisis. Menopause
• Work related issues and stress
• Being stuck, inability to move forward or make changes
• Confidence building
• CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Rehabilitation Services
• Issues of situation specific anxiety after RTA (road traffic accidents)
• Trauma therapy through Solicitors & Insurance companies
• Occupational Health
• Staff counselling for anxiety, stress & depression.
• Coaching for CEO's, MD's, senior management.
• Personal therapy for Degree/Masters/Phd students at University.
£80.00 per session
The NHS waiting list is currently 9 months - I have sessions available for you now.
Most of my clients say they start to feel better after just a single session and around 95% feel they have made significant progress after six. My current fees are as follows:
- £80 for 60 minutes counselling session for individuals.
- Pre-pay for 6 sessions 1 session free = £400 (£66.66 per session)
- £100 for 1 hour session for couples.
Please note - once a session is booked it can be re-scheduled over 24 hours. You will be charged the full session fee for missed sessions or cancellations under 24 hours. Payable at the beginning of each session in cash or by on-line bank transfer, and sessions are available within 1 week.
SKYPE, WhatsApp, Teams & telephone sessions are available for those who would like to speak to a Counsellor from the comfort of your home, e.g those with mobility or transport problems, geographical location, or simply a preference to a telephone approach instead of face-to-face. This service operates on evenings, making access easier for those with commitments such as work, study or childcare.
The cost of counselling is an investment in your most priceless resources - your long term happiness and peace of mind. Counselling can help you overcome your biggest emotional challenges and restore your personal wellbeing. The gym is for a healthy body. Therapy is for a healthy mind.
When I work
Face to face and on-line sessions available: Monday - Friday 10am-8pm. Saturday by request
Evening sessions are limited due to high demand.
Cindy - Therapy dog
Research suggests using therapy dogs in response to traumatic events can help reduce symptoms of depression, post traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.
The human-animal bond can impact people and animals in positive ways. Research shows therapy dogs can reduce stress physiologically (cortisol levels) and increase attachment responses that trigger oxytocin – a hormone that increases trust in humans.