Hi there. Are you looking for a way to manage stress and anxiety? Or overcome feelings of depression and low mood? Or perhaps you want some guidance on how to improve self esteem? Whatever the reason, even if you just want some clarity and some life coaching, then I can help.
My name is Anita and I am a qualified CBT therapist. I am here to help you flourish in life by helping you make positive life changes and remove any self made barriers that prevent you from living your best life.
I have a BA Honours degree in Psychology. Since then I have completed a COSCA Certificate in Skills course, and a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which is of a Postgraduate level.
I have worked with a range of issues from mild to severe, including depression, low mood, stress/anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, OCD, worry, time management, panic attacks, unhelpful thinking, negative behaviours, low self-esteem and much more.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is primarily my main modality, however I often mix this with a solution focused and compassion focused approach.
CBT is a type of talking therapy that uses a range of tools and techniques to help clients gain some clarity, overcome their problems, make positive change and reach set goals.
The main premise of CBT is that our thoughts, feelings and behaviours link together. So by positively changing one, the others follow to suit. In sessions, I will educate you about unhelpful/irrational thoughts and teach you how to turn these unhelpful/irrational thoughts into more balanced thoughts. I will try to help you understand your problems in more detail i.e. by looking at where it originated from, triggers etc. This to me, paves the way for clients making positive change as only when we are able to understand our problems, can we truly overcome and manage them. This positive change in clients results in successful therapeutic outcomes.
In sessions I educate and explain helpful coping strategies, exploring cognitive and behavioural coping mechanisms that suit you. We would spend time focusing on cognitive restructuring and behavioural changes. To do this, we would work together and at a level you feel comfortable with and at a pace suited to you.
I am here to listen to anything on your mind. No problem is small or silly. My sessions till date have been successful and I believe this has to do with my ability to form a strong working relationship full of respect, understanding, trust, compassion and no judgement. I am a friendly, warm, optimistic individual who works collaboratively with clients and gives them equal say on what we do and how we carry out sessions. Clients have said that I am very easy to talk to, help them see the positives in life, and give them hope. As a result of this, my clients have left therapy feeling happier, more confident and motivated and with a better belief about themselves and the world they live in.
I am flexible with working times and am available on weekends also. I currently offer telephone sessions due to the pandemic.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an Upper Second Class BA (2:1) Honours degree in Psychology and Sociology.
I have a Certificate in Counselling Skills and a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), of which is of Postgraduate level.
In addition to one to one therapy sessions, I have experience in facilitating group therapy sessions.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£37.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
My fees are only £37.00 per session.
When I work
I am flexible with working times, and am available on weekends.
If you would like to know more or have any questions, please feel free to email me and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you have. Alternatively you can give me a call, however if I am unavailable please leave me a voicemail message and I will return the call as soon as I am able to.