Ann Hinchley

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Adv Dip Psych Hypno BSc
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Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1SF
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About me

Hello, I'm Ann, I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor based in Norwich, Norfolk. With over 12 years experience Counselling and 20 years working in Mental Health and Social Care. 

Working using an integrative approach, means that I have a lot of experience in many different types of counselling, and I tailor my approach to the individual and your unique needs. I consider you as the whole person and have you at the very centre of all our work. I am always led by you, to keep you safe and grounded. 

Are you struggling to understand your feelings?
Are you wondering why you feel this way? 
feeling confused?

I provide a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore any worries or concerns that you have. I'm able to combine hypnotherapy for relaxation, increasing self-esteem, improving sleep, reducing anxiety and to focus on goal achievement; Mindfulness can also be helpful with anxiety, giving you coping mechanisms and grounding techniques for managing panic attacks and anxiety. Whilst also working out what may be causing them or triggering you. 

Getting started.

It is important for you to connect with your Counsellor, so I offer an initial consultation for up to 50 minutes, to help you decide if I am the right therapist for you and have the right skills to support and guide you. This allows you to discuss your concerns, understand how I work and for us both to decide if we would like to work together. 

The first session is at a reduced fee of £40. All following sessions would be £50 for a 55 minute session, but I do offer some limited concessions.

I specialise in working with anxiety, depression, students and people who have or are relatives/partners of people with learning disabilities and chronic health conditions, like: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME, Long Covid etc. I also work with relationship issues, stress and generalised anxiety, grief, abuse, bereavement, anger, low self-esteem, family issues, self-defeating behaviours (such as habits), eating disorders and goal achievement. I work with individuals who have ADHD, ADD and Autism, to help them find ways of coping or giving support whilst waiting for an assessment. 

I hope you will allow me to be part of your journey.

I look forward to hearing from you...just send me an email or a text. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling 2012
  • Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling 2011
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills 2010
  • BSc honours Degree Human Biology 2(I) 2004 University of Leeds
  • Certificate in Adult Nursing 2008 University of East Anglia (UEA)
  • At least 30 hours of Annual CPD Training every year - Accredited with the National Counselling Psychotherapy Society & the National Hypnotherapy Society
  • Couples Counselling Certificate
  • Attachment Theory by Richard Bowlby (From John Bowlby)
  • Eating Disorders training OTR
  • Working with the Inner Self
  • Empty Chair Gestalt work
  • Inner Child work
  • Creative Counselling
  • Cancer support Counselling and bereavement 
  • Chronic health conditions, long covid, ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia.
  • Working with Neurodivergence; ADHD, ADD, Autism. 

I am registered and accredited with the National Counselling Psychotherapy Society and the National Hypnotherapy Society and abide by their code of ethics. I do regular CPD training to keep up-to-date with the latest research and practice.

I have experience of working in social care with people who have learning disabilities, neurodivergence and a background in adult and general nursing care. So I have good medical knowledge and a good understanding of medications and the effects of long term health conditions. 

Counselling gives you the time and space you need to explore difficult issues, within a strong therapeutic relationship, without fear of judgement and with a completely neutral person. I also work at a low-cost counselling service Off The Record and have had a wide variety of counselling experience there too. I have worked a lot with Chronic Health Conditions, such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, ME, and long covid.

I have experience of working with ADHD, ADD and Autism, plus experience of counselling at a Cancer support charity Star Throwers and a good understanding of how this can affect the individual and the friends, family/loved ones around them.

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with



family issues

relationship issues 



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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • £40 for up to 50 minute session*
  • £50 for a 55 minute session for all following appointments.

* this is a reduced price first appointment to assess your needs.

There may be a cancellation fee charged if appointment is not cancelled with at least 24 hours notice. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 10- 8pm

Further information

There is parking nearby to the Norwich Wellbeing Centre at Chantry shopping centre, or Chantry road car park or Assembly House car park. There is also bicycle parking nearby in the city centre or in Chapelfield Gardens.

Norwich Wellbeing Centre, 15 Chapelfield East, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1SF

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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* Stairs to access most rooms at the Norwich Wellbeing Centre

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Ann Hinchley
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