About me

My name is Ana. Are you trying to cope with any challenges in life?  I help clients dealing with anxiety and help them reduce their levels of stress. This has an impact on dealing with disease or preventing illness. I encourage clients to adopt strategies and reframe negative thoughts, to have a more positive perception of themselves and of life. Goals can be achieved in a very short period of time. I am also specialised in Bereavement Counselling, being a volunteer for Cruse, since 2017. I have been teaching Counselling Skills at Aberystwyth University, since 2019. I also deliver Wellbeing Workshops and Stress Management courses.

I offer non-judgmental deep listening, while you find your own resources to cope with this moment in life. Through therapy, I can be the facilitator in your process of self-discovery. Being a humanistic integrative counsellor, I will apply different approaches, according to your needs. I work with the issues you bring, offering you the safe space to grow.

Whatever your challenge is, it is possible to reconnect with your true self and improve relationships with others. I can help you develop the right coping skills. You will gain tools for life, tools to be. Feel free to contact me to arrange a first free online session, so we can meet each other, with no commitment of continuing with the therapy process.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Degree in Counselling, Coleg Sir Gar, Ammanford. University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.

I am specialised in Bereavement Counselling. I have been a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care, since 2017.

Having worked in a Surgery, means that I understand how important the mental health is for our general health.  I still accept referrals from the GPs, as they know how I work. 

I have been teaching Counselling Skills at Aberystwyth University, since 2019.

I also deliver Wellbeing Workshops for Staff at organisations and Wellbeing and Stress Management courses.

My background as a Yoga Instructor, adds a holistic approach to my practice, I can teach breathing techniques, or introduce mindfulness, if appropriate and depending on the clients' needs.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

Additional information

Session costs:

£30-£40 (I offer sliding scale pricing)

Aberystwyth
SY23

Type of session

Online
Ana S. Machado

Ana S. Machado