Anja Townsley

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BA (Hons), MBACP
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Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 2AQ
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About me


I offer in person and online counselling services in Godmanchester/Huntingdon and surrounding areas. My approach to counselling is rooted in person-centred philosophy and a belief that each person can - with the right support - overcome challenging life situations. Therapy provides an opportunity to grow, develop and heal. My role in this is to help you understand yourself better and make sense of your experience of the world, including those aspects which may have negative effects on your quality of life and well being. We all have something to work on, to understand better or change. This could be a specific problem like a relationship, an identity crisis, a work related issue or an illness, bereavement or a specific fear. Or it could be a more general feeling of unease, anxiety, depression, meaninglessness, emptiness or discontent. 

In my experience, these crises also provide an opportunity to grow and to develop. Understanding our position in the world, our pain and our wounds as well as our goals and ambitions often helps to develop strong self-esteem and the ability to heal ourselves. 

I have undertaken further training in the effects of childhood trauma. Normal responses to an abnormal situation can include sleeplessness, feeling overwhelmed, anxious or on edge, extreme fatigue, physical symptoms, intrusive memories, guilt, shame or anger. Counselling offers the confidential support necessary to make sense of our experiences and rebuild our lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy ( University of Essex)
  • Member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
  • Member of the European Society for Trama and Dissociation (ESTD)

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students

Additional information

As well as working in private practice I volunteer some of my hours to a charitable organisation and offer concessionary rates because I believe counselling should be inclusive.

Further information

My previous careers in radiography and teaching have shown me that nothing in life is ever lost and every experience shapes us to be the person we are now. Working with cancer patients made me grapple with existential questions and has given me a desire to be a companion when life seems without hope. 

59 Post Street, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 2AQ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Off road parking available.

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Anja Townsley
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