ANITA TURNER Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Feeling sad, angry, hurt or down is a perfectly normal stress response to life’s setbacks. It’s our system’s way of telling us we need to help ourselves when we’ve been wounded. But sometimes life can just feel too hard, leaving us in a state of stress, anxiety or depression and maybe needing a bit of help.
Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed, struggling to cope or having anxiety attacks. Perhaps you feel sad, angry, hurt or afraid. This may be due to loss, bereavement, work stress or relationship issues, or it may be related to past events or something that’s been troubling you for some time. Life’s hardships can sometimes leave us with a negative or distorted view of ourselves, leaving us with feelings of guilt, shame, worthlessness, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, self-loathing or in some cases not wanting to carry on.
As a person-centred therapist, I’m here for you. I spend time really listening to you and getting to know you, to really understand what you're going through so that you feel properly heard and understood. I work with you to identify what you want to achieve from therapy. Guided by you and working at your pace, I help you to make sense of what you’re struggling with. Step by step, through confidential, one-to-one, person-centred counselling, we will work together to help get you to a better place.
I’m warm, kind and compassionate, with lots of empathy and understanding. I'm your ally, I’m on your side, even when you're not and when you’re being very down on yourself, I’m in your corner, helping you face your difficulties every step of the way.
I’m very respectful of your individuality. I don’t judge or criticise and I won’t try to change you. My role is simply to help you to find your way to a little more inner peace. As a person-centred therapist, I am very congruent and straight-talking and when you’re feeling up to it, together we can explore, be curious about and respectfully challenge some of your more self-critical thoughts and feelings with the aim of helping you to develop a more self-caring, self-respecting, and self-honouring you.
If you think I may be able to help, please email to arrange an informal chat or you can book your free, confidential assessment here https://www.mindaloud.org/book-online
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy - University of Salford 2018
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling April 2021
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£45 per hour
Other days/times available by arrangement