About me

Are you struggling to understand your feelings? & wondering why you feel this way? I provide a safe, non-judgemental space for counselling and hypnotherapy to explore any worries or concerns that you have. I work using an integrative approach, meaning that I have a lot of experience in many different types of counselling & I tailor my approach to the individual & your unique needs. I consider you as the whole person & have you at the very centre of all my work. I am always led by you. I specialise in working with anxiety, depression and people who have or are relatives of people with learning disabilities.

I have experience of working in social care with people who have learning disabilities and a background in nursing care, with good medical knowledge too. Counselling gives you the time & space you need to explore difficult issues within a strong therapeutic relationship & without fear of judgement with a completely neutral person. I also work for a counselling agency & have had a wide variety of experience there too. I have worked with Chronic Health Conditions, such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue & ME.   I have experience of counselling at a Cancer support charity & a good understanding of how this can affect the individual & the family/loved ones around them.

I also work with depression, relationship issues, stress and generalised anxiety, grief, abuse, bereavement, anger, low self-esteem, family issues, self-defeating behaviours (such as habits), eating disorders & goal achievement. I use hypnotherapy for relaxation, increasing self-esteem, improving sleep, reducing anxiety and to focus on goal achievement. Mindfulness can also be helpful with anxiety & giving coping mechanisms & grounding techniques for panic attacks.

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

I would initially see you to assess your needs for us both to consider whether we can work together which would be at a reduced fee of £25 & then all following sessions would be at £40 for a 55 minute session. I do offer a limited number of concessions. I hope you will allow me to be part of your journey & look forward to hearing from you...

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling UEA

Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling 2011 UEA

Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills 2010 UEA

BSc honours Degree Human Biology 2(I) 2004 University of Leeds

Certificate in Adult Nursing 2008 University of East Anglia (UEA)

Annual CPD Training - Accredited with the National Counselling Society & the National Hypnotherapy Society

Couples Counselling Certificate

Attachment Theory by Richard Bowlby

Eating Disorders training OTR

Working with the Inner Self

Inner Child work

Creative Counselling

Cancer support Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

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 Society

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

feeling sad
Relationship issues
generalised anxiety disorder
family issues
goal setting & achievement

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Additional information

£25 for up to 50 minute session - Reduced price first appointment to assess your needs.

£40 for a 55 minute session for all following appointments.

Some Concessions are available, please ask

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


Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, some Saturday mornings 09.00-20.00

Further information

There is parking nearby to the Norwich Wellbeing Centre at INTU Chapelfield or Chantry road car park.

Bicycle parking nearby in city centre or in Chapelfield Gardens.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Stairs to access most rooms


Ann Hinchley

Ann Hinchley