Ann Curry FdA Couns MBACP
Hi, my name is Ann and I am a person-centred counsellor.
Sometimes, life can feel really difficult - you find it hard to make decisions, or you feel down and don't know why, you worry about everyday stuff or you may feel overwhelmed and like you can;t cope. Sometimes, you really don't know what is going on for you - you just know you don't feel right.
Or you may know exactly what the issue is, maybe you have had a relationship breakdown or lost a loved one, maybe you are struggling at work and feel you cant cope.
Person-centred therapy can help you get to the root of the issue - if you imagine you have an infected cut on your arm - you can stick a plaster on it, - and it will help- but that infection is still there. What you really need to do is clean that infection out - it will hurt a bit, and you might have to build your courage up to do it, but once it's clean and healed - it is less likely to bother you again.
I will help you to get to the root of the problem, using gentle, empathic guidance and helpful interventions. Together we will untangle all those thoughts and feelings . We will go at your pace - you are the expert on your life and experiences.
You can call me on 07377 380 620 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your first session, where we will explore what you are currently experiencing and what you would like to achieve from counselling. It is also an opportunity for you to see how comfortable you are working with me.
There is no time like the present to get started unloading all the unhelpful stuff and to start moving forward feeling lighter and happier.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have several years experience counselling within a charitable organisation and also in private practice counselling clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, anticipatory grief, childhood abuse/abandonment. I also have extensive experience in counselling carers. I actively engage in continuous professional development to enhance my counselling skills.
I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their strict ethical guidelines . I also undertake regular supervision to ensure that I am practicing ethically and competently.
Qualifications and CPD
- Foundation Degree in Counselling - Sunderland University
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
- Mental Health First Aid England Instructor
- Certificate in Couples Counselling – International Society of Professional Counsellors (2019)
- Sex Work, Survival, Sex and Sexual Exploitation
- Cyber Stalking and Domestic Abuse
- Working Creatively with the Inner Child in Counselling
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
- Emergency First Aid
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
£40 for a 50 minute session
I have experience in the following areas :
Marital and Premarital