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Anita Duke MBACP, GHR Reg

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 0UL 07885 254319 07885 254319
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 0UL
07885 254319 07885 254319

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, particularly with the current health crisis.

Perhaps you are worried and finding it hard to cope. Maybe you are burdened with anxiety or other negative thoughts, feel stressed, low in mood and are turning to bad habits, or perhaps you are stuck in a heightened state of emotion? Taking time to talk - to be really heard by someone - can help you gently work through your difficulties and move on again in life.

Hi, my name is Anita and I offer you a safe, respectful and confidential space in which to do that exploration. Being an Integrative Therapist 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™. Simply speaking, this means that I work with you as the unique individual you are, adapting 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
  • Stress and work-related issues
  • Unhelpful thinking
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of confidence
  • Emotional trauma
  • Relationship and family problems
  • Panic, fear and phobias
  • Exam stress and anxiety
  • Poor body image / confidence
  • Anger management
  • Negative behaviours and habits
  • Lack of motivation
  • Loss
  • Weight management
  • Women’s issues
  • Life coaching and personal development

I offer both short-term and long-term therapy. In the current situation you may just need a few sessions, which I am temporarily offering online, to 'hold' you steady and help you with some coping strategies, or you may benefit from us spending a longer time working together.  Perhaps pure talking therapy (counselling) will be most helpful for you, or you may respond to a mix of counselling, CBT 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.


With the current restrictions I am offering counselling via secure video link or telephone, but when things return to something closer to normal I look forward to welcoming you to my 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.

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.

Whether you are interested in this first free telephone session or simply want to get going online let's have a conversation about how I can help.  Please email or call me on 07885 254319.

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.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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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
  • 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.

  • Low Cost Counselling: £30 per 1 hour session for students and those on low-incomes (maximum 8 sessions)

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

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Sudbury Road
Little Whelnetham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 0UL

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Wheelchair user access


Flexible hours available Monday - Friday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


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