Anita Eng BSc (Hons) First Class, MBACP Counsellor & Pyschotherapist
Life can feel like a roller coaster, up and down, as if you have no control. If you're left feeling overwhelmed and anxious and want to take back some control in your life, where do you start?
I can offer you a professional, safe and caring space where you're treated as a human being, where you realise you do have choices on how you can respond and react to life's challenges. I work with all ages, however, I specialise in offering counselling and support to young people having 10 years previous experience.
I aim to enable you to make changes that improve your mental and physical health. My non-judgemental therapy, aims to help you make positive changes towards feeling less stressed, scared or alone. My focus is to build a safe and trusting relationship. One that enables you to feel calm enough to share both your past and present thoughts, emotions and experiences that have shaped you into who you are today.
I focus on helping you to understand yourself. I will take time to hear what's been going on for you and together try to make sense of your life. It's difficult to do this on your own. However, you're not alone, just contact me, we can meet up and this can be the start to healing yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I adhere to their ethical framework, for good practice, by holding full professional insurance, an enhanced DBS certificate, am committed to continual professional development and regular supervision.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist I have a background of working in secondary schools for 10 years as support for Special Educational Needs & Disabilities and English as an Additional Language.
This experience was invaluable when I re-trained firstly as a Person-Centred counsellor at Doncaster University Centre and gained a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
Secondly, when I continued my personal development and gained a first-class Bachelor of Science degree, with honours, in Humanistic and Integrative counselling and psychotherapy from The Sherwood Institute in Nottingham (Accredited by Staffs Uni).
I have over 400 clinical hours of experience whilst practising as a volunteer, trainee and qualified counsellor with CASY, Counselling Support for Young People aged from 6-25 years www.casy.org.uk. Also, at CLOUDS Community Counselling Service in Doncaster, predominantly adults, young people and bereavement support www.cloudsccs.com
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My specific speciality is young people, especially teenagers and the difficulties faced in todays world of social media and the pressures it creates.
Family and relationships- the difficulties of 'fitting in', making/keeping friends and problems maintaining long term partnerships in both work and personal life.
Attachment trauma from childhood and the ensuing emotional fallout that was created.
Shame and all its awful outcomes on the person both physical and mental effects.
Initial Consultation & Assessment 50 mins £40
This will be your opportunity to ask any questions, like 'how does counselling work?'. This session will be 'a getting to know' each other with the aim of reaching an agreement to work together if I'm the right counsellor for you.
Fees are £40 per 50 minutes with 10% discount for key workers & low income.
Concessions offered for
My private practice in Retford has free parking, has good public transport links and there is disabled access. It is also quiet and private.
I offer a weekday appointment, with some later appointments if needed.
I provide tea, coffee and water if required.
My counselling can be short term 6-8 weeks for a specific problem or long term psychotherapy, where deeper, complicated issues that need more time to be explored, can be understood and healed.