Anita Eng BSc (Hons) First Class, MBACP Counsellor & Pyschotherapist
Life has become hard, you're overwhelmed and feel helpless. You want to feel better but where to start? I can offer you a professional, safe and caring space where you're treated as a human being. I work with all ages, however, I specialise in offering counselling and support to young people having 10 years previous experience.
I aim to help you make sense of what's happening, enabling 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
Initial Consultation & Assessment 50 mins £40
This will be your opportunity to meet me face to face. I will have already rung you in reply to your inquiry which I hope will have broken the ice. This session will be 'a getting to know' each other with the aim of an agreement to work together if I'm the right counsellor for you.
£40 for 50 minutes; 10% discount if 4 are paid in advance. I also have a limited number of slots for low income clients. We can discuss this.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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There is onsite parking and toilet facilities. I am on the ground floor.
I offer a weekday appointment, with some later appointments if needed.To set up an initial session just email or phone and I'll call you back asap.
Types of client