Anita Duke MBACP, GHR Reg

Anita Duke MBACP, GHR Reg

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Sudbury Road
Little Whelnetham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 0UL

07885 254319

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About me

Are you finding things difficult at the moment? Truth be known, we all need a helping hand at times. Life is tough enough without the extra challenges we meet along our path.

Perhaps you are burdened with negative thoughts, stress, anxiety, low mood, bad habits, lack of confidence, poor motivation or just not feeling good enough, or maybe you are stuck in a heightened state of emotion because of traumatic events? Taking time to talk - to be really heard by someone you feel comfortable with - can help you gently work through your difficulties and move on again in life. I offer you a safe and confidential space in which to do that.

Hi, my name is Anita and I am an Integrative Therapist. Simply speaking, this means that I am trained in a number of different counselling methods, as well as other psychotherapies including CBT, EMDR, hypnotherapy, NLP, Thought Field Therapy (TFT) and The Human Toolbox™. Working with you as the unique individual you are, I adapt my approach according to the challenges you face, what you need and what you respond to.  First and foremost however, I give you a time and place dedicated to unravelling and making sense of what is going on for you, so as to help you through difficult times and towards the change you seek.

I can particularly help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Low mood and depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of confidence
  • Lack of motivation
  • Stress and work-related issues
  • Relationship and family problems
  • Exam stress and anxiety
  • Poor body image / confidence
  • Anger management
  • Panic, fear and phobias
  • Negative behaviours and habits
  • Loss
  • Weight management
  • Emotional trauma
  • Women’s issues
  • Life coaching and personal development

I offer both short-term and long-term therapy. You might find that you only need a few sessions to feel better, or you may benefit from us spending a longer time working together.  Perhaps talking therapy (counselling) is most helpful for you, or you may respond to a mix of counselling, CBT and perhaps coaching or one of the solution focused therapies that I offer, such as NLP or hypnotherapy.  It's entirely your choice but between us we’ll work out what’s right for you, your circumstances and the outcome you seek.  That's the beauty of integrative therapy - we find what works for you.


I have a private, comfortable and peaceful client room on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds, situated on the A134 towards Sudbury and only a few miles from the A14. There is plenty of free parking, and there is a coffee shop very close by if you do not have your own transport and have someone waiting for you.

Next Steps

I am a firm believer that the therapeutic relationship is key to a successful outcome, so it is important that you are comfortable for us to work together and we are a good 'fit'.  To help with this I offer a FREE 30 minute telephone consultation for you to get to know me and how I work, and for me to gently explore what you are struggling with. We'll also discuss what you'd like to achieve and whether you would just like to talk or would be open to other types of therapy or 'psycho-education'.  It will be half an hour just for you, to give you a real sense of how we can work together, what that would be like and how it will help you.

If you are interested in this first free telephone session, please email or call me on 07885 254319. I will get back to you with suggested times as soon as possible if I am unavailable to talk to you when you contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Bodies

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a Registered Hypnotherapist with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) I abide by the code of conduct, confidentiality and ethical framework for both professional bodies. This includes continuous professional development (CPD) and regular supervision.

I am also licensed as a Master NLP Practitioner by the Society of Neuro Linguistic Programming™, an Authorised Human Toolbox™ Practitioner, a Diagnostic Practitioner of Thought Field Therapy (TFT) and licensed as a Style Coach™.

Qualifications and Training

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy & Counselling
  • Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming (EMDR)
  • Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Diagnostic Practitioner in Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
  • Authorised Practitioner in The Human Toolbox™
  • Diploma in Style Coaching™
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnosis
  • Certificate in Hypno-Virtual Gastric Band

I have also been awarded the General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP) by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

In addition, I have trained in:

  • Person centred counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)
  • Analytical psychotherapy
  • Treating trauma
  • Weight management
  • Working with children
  • Working with groups

I hold a current Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate for working with vulnerable adults and children and am fully insured.

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FREE 30 minute initial telephone consultation - offered to all new clients so that we can discuss whether my style of therapy is right for you, and get to know each other before your first full session.  However, you are under absolutely no pressure to book further sessions unless you are comfortable to continue.


  • Counselling & Psychotherapy:  £45.00 per 1 hour session
  • Low Cost Counselling: £30 per 1 hour session for students and those on low-incomes (maximum 8 sessions)
  • EMDR: £60 per 90 minute session (minimum 6 sessions)
  • Hypnotherapy: £60 per 90 minute session (minimum 3 sessions)

Please note that discounts on all the above individual session fees are offered if 6 or more sessions are booked and paid for in advance. Please ask me for details.

Fixed-priced individual or group wellbeing programmes are also offered from time to time.  Please see my website for details.

Maps & Directions

Bury St Edmunds, IP30 0UL

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Flexible hours available Monday - Saturday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults