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About me

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I work quite a lot with anxiety disorder, relationship issues, depression and panic disorder.  Also a keen interest helping American or any Expats that are trying to adjust to UK life.

From a close personal experience in 2017, I additionally work with cancer related issues.

My counselling service is both online (very convenient and flexible) and in person in Charlton and Greenwich.  My preferred method is on Skype.

We can discuss which option you might prefer, or you might want to start with an assessment in person and then switch to Skype online or vice versa. In my opinion, they are both equally effective, it just depends which you prefer.  Right now online only.

I offer short or long term therapy for clients with wide ranging issues.

I also provide phone and email counselling as they can be real time-savers for busy people. I have done online and phone counselling myself and I found it to be quite effective.  Email counselling is good if you live in a house where you might not want others to hear your conversations.

I've worked with lots of people who have never experienced counselling before. It can be a quite scary, nervous and new experience. However, I feel, simply the release of speaking about something which you may have kept private for a long time is extremely cathartic.

If you've come this far, I can offer you confidential, encouraging support through whatever it is you wish to work through. You may not even know what that is! Just that it might be time to talk to someone.

Training, qualifications & experience

Member (Registered), British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, United Kingdom

Member, BACP Children and Young People

Member, BACP Spirituality

Member, BACP Private Practice

Member, Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals, United Kingdom

Member, Association for Counselling & Therapy Online

Member, Counselling in Prisons Network

Preferred Therapist,


Master of Science, London South Bank University, Addiction Psychology & Counselling

Post Graduate Diploma, University of Greenwich, Addiction Counselling

Certificate in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, UK College of Holistic Training

Certificate in Generalised Anxiety Disorder from SDS Seminars

Certificate in Child & Adolescent Counselling Skills, UK College of Holistic Training

Level 3 Certificate in Online Counselling Skills, Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, The University of Texas at Austin

As a registered member of BACP, I am committed to my continual personal and professional development and also work in accordance with their ethical framework for good practice.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

American expats or any expats



Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Initial 50 minute counselling assessments on Skype are £40.  You decide if we are a good fit, no obligation.

Each 50 minute online or phone counselling session thereafter costs £50.

Each 50 minute session in person in Charlton or Greenwich costs £60.

Each 50 minute couples or family session in person is £60.  Couples counselling sessions online are £50.

I am able to offer concessions for students and those on limited incomes.

Contact me for further details.


Fully available for online sessions.

Further information

My previous career was in the corporate world (15+ years), working for many years in the beer industry. I'm an American Expat having first moved to London in 2004.

One of my special areas of interest is helping Expats adjust, emotionally, with all the differences they face in the UK. I know because I faced the same challenges.

Anyone who has dealt with cancer whether it be themselves or a close family member or loved one is also an area I have great experience with.

14 years experience working with and studying addictive disorders and a broad range of mental health difficulties.

Experienced in a variety of settings; upscale recovery and counselling centres, day programs, Her Majesty’s Prisons, primary school settings, one on one practice and online counselling.


Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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Ann Allega

Ann Allega