Anita Day

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Therapeutic Counsellor, MBACP
Available for new clients
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Mansfield NG18 & Kirkby-in-Ashfield NG17
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

There's more to counselling than just listening and asking how you feel. You might be asking, what do I bring that's different?

I bring metaphors to help paint the picture that's sometimes too hard to describe in words. I bring humour. I bring care, attention, and a non-judgemental attitude. 

I am ready to walk alongside you in your journey and help you navigate through your new reality, coming to terms with life changes and finding your 'purpose'.  How I work:

  • I won't judge you and I won't act like the 'expert' in your own life.
  • I won't tell you how to feel, but I will bring awareness to your feelings.
  • I won't tell you what to do, but I will help you decipher why you do it.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, with a Therapeutic Counselling diploma from the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body), a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and I hold professional indemnity insurance.  I have an enhanced DBS certificate (Disclosure and Barring Service - criminal record check) that is updated regularly.

My Specialties

I have a particular interest and specialise in trauma (specifically sexual abuse), relationship problems, life transitions, the Menopause, and low self-esteem/self-confidence and low moods.

I have worked in agencies for young people, drug and alcohol misuse, childhood sexual abuse, and general counselling covering topics such as bereavement, mental health (most common being anxiety and depression), relationships, university/work issues, etc.

Recent CPD:

  1. Working with Groups
  2. Working with Menopause
  3. Working with End of Life Clients
  4. Person Centred Couples Counselling

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£45.00 - £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality

Additional information

Individual counselling charged at £45 & couples counselling at £55 per session. Sessions are 50 minutes.

I offer the following:

  1. Telephone counselling
  2. Traditional face to face therapy 
  3. Walking therapy in a variety of locations around Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire
  4. online therapy - vsee

What is walking therapy?

Walking therapy is basically just talking whilst walking outdoors one-on-one, side-by-side.  Some people find this more relaxing then the 'intensity' of sitting across from another and the nature aspect can help people feel in the 'here and now'.

To outsiders, it just looks like two friends having a chat whilst walking. I usually pick parks local to the client after I have checked them out myself. I try to pick somewhere with a bench to sit at in case a rest is needed or wanted. The walking pace is dependant on the client, I will match the natural/comfortable pace they have and I'm happy to walk in all weathers if client is prepared to do the same.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Current availability:

Wednesday - daytime 

Thursday PM - 3pm, 5:30 - 7:30 (fortnightly)

Friday afternoon & evenings 

Saturday afternoons 

For phone/online sessions: Wednesday 2-6pm

Further information

I do not believe there should be a barrier to receiving therapy so if you are reading my profile and you really identify with it, contact me for a chat.

Lotus Therapy, 54 Nottingham Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1BN

Ashfield Therapy Centre, 49-51 Stations Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 7AN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Kirkby in Ashfield offices wheelchair accessible

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