Ann Booker CBT Counsellor and Trauma Specialist
I see Couples and Individuals over 17 who may be experiencing psychological distress, negative thoughts and feelings, or chronic illness and pain, struggling at work and/or relationships.
I specialise in trauma and abuse work and have specific training and NHS experience in trauma-based CBT.
I have worked as a fully qualified Counsellor since 2003.
In 2013 I became fully qualified as an NHS IAPT High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and as an Integrative Psychotherapist.
My approach is "Integrative", meaning I integrate several theories and approaches into my work with clients. The solid underpinning of all my therapeutic work lies in the knowledge that it is ultimately the emerging relationship between client and therapist - that's you and me - that heals.
Please note: During the COVID-19 crisis I am only providing my services via phone, FaceTime or online (ZOOM).
(My consulting room is 1 mile north of Chesham Town Centre in Buckinghamshire. I am in easy reach of Amersham, Berkhamstead, Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe. There is ample parking space.)
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist; and BABCP Accredited CBT Psychotherapist. I am also a qualified and experienced Supervisor.
- In 2003 I gained a Diploma in Counselling (person-centred).
- In 2005 I was Accredited with BACP and have maintained my accredited status since.
- In 2011 I completed a 4 year Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy at The Metanoia Institute.
- In 2012 I gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at Royal Holloway University under the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) scheme.
- In 2014 I became fully Accredited with BABCP.
I have worked as a private practitioner since 2003. Concurrently I also worked as a counsellor in various voluntary sector organisations including a carers' centre, a women's centre, a service for young people between 13 and 25, a MIND counselling service and a drug and alcohol counselling service. Between 2004 and 2007 I was employed by Parentline as a telephone counsellor, both on their Helpline and providing short courses of counselling.
Since 2009 I have been employed in a Talking Therapies service within the NHS, both as a counsellor and as a High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Psychotherapist, where I also provide Supervision and support to Trainee CBT Therapists and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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My charges are £75 for individuals, £80 for couples.
Sessions are 50 minutes long.