Ann Hislop, PG Dips in CBT and Counselling, MBABCP (accred), MBACP (accred)

Ann Hislop, PG Dips in CBT and Counselling,  MBABCP (accred), MBACP (accred)

The Beechwood Practice
41 Hills Rd

07773 119050

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About me

Who am I ?

I am an accredited, registered psychotherapist and relationship counsellor (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and cognitive behaviour therapist (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies). I have over 15 years experience of working in this field, including 8 years in NHS,  primary and secondary mental health services, and 10 years working for Relate and various young peoples’ counselling services.

Who can I help?

   young people

What can I help you with?

relationship difficulties or breakdown, depression and low mood, anxiety,
bereavement and loss, trauma, abuse issues, adoption issues, anger management, life challenges, low self esteem, phobias, insomnia, eating disorders, excessive worry

How can I help?

Together we will decide what you want to work on and how we will explore this. I can offer various counselling approaches, cognitive behaviour therapy (cbt) and mindfulness.

Where  does cbt/counselling take place?

I have a quiet, private space with parking in central Cambridge:

The Beechwood Centre
41 Hills Road

When does cbt/counselling take place?

Appointments are available weekdays Monday – Thursday

What does it cost?

Each 60 minute session will cost £80

Find out more on or give me a ring on 07773119050.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Couple Therapy for Depression (2011), Superviser (2013) : NHS: Increasing Access to Psychological Therapy Services (2011)

Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (2010, University of East Anglia)

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (2006, University of Cambridge)

Relate Certificate in Couple Counselling (2006)

I have over 15 years experience of working in this field, including 8 years in NHS  primary and secondary mental health services and 10 years working for Relate and various young peoples’ counselling services.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Each 60 minute session will cost £60

Further information


Both cognitive behavior therapy and counselling aim to give you a better understanding of your difficulties and how to manage these. Both aim to improve your emotional and mental wellbeing, enabling you to take care of yourself better and to live more fully in the present.

About Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

CBT is an evidence based model of therapy that emphasizes the relationship between thoughts, emotions, bodily feelings and behaviours.

CBT provides a structured process of exploring and understanding a specific problem and generating possible solutions, which are then tested through a series of behavioral experiments.

CBT relies on active collaboration between you and the therapist. You are the expert on yourself and your problem. Your therapist is some one who has worked with others with similar problems and can share their skills and experience as appropriate. Together you come up with a treatment plan, which addresses your difficulties.

CBT is usually a brief, time-limited therapy, ranging from between 6 and 20 sessions. The ultimate goal of therapy is not to ‘cure’ you  but to help you acquire an understanding of your difficulties and a set of tools, which will allow you to manage your difficulties independently.

CBT is based on the here and now. Treatment focuses on factors which contribute to the maintenance of your problem in the present, rather than the factors in the past, which may have contributed to its origin. This is because research has found that    this is often enough to enable you to make positive changes.

Difficulties that CBT can help with include: anxiety, anger, depression and low mood, worry, phobias, trauma, low self esteem

About Counselling

You don’t have to have a specific problem to benefit from counselling. Many people use it to gain a greater understanding of themselves and how they got to be the people they are. This often helps people to make changes in their lives or to come to terms better with things they can’t or don’t want to change … in themselves, their families or society.

Other people find that counseling allows them to explore a particular difficulty in depth. Focusing on the underlying causes of some problems as well as their impact on the present can be important in deciding how best to move forward.

Counselling is less structured and directive than CBT. It can be especially helpful in exploring and coming to terms with difficult life circumstances, or at times when you feel in need of some emotional support or just someone to talk to.

Difficulties counseling can help you with include: bereavement, redundancy, retirement, post natal depression, past abuse, adoption issues, exploring your gender identity and/or sexual preferences

About Relationship Therapy

Couple counselling recognizes that maintaining healthy and happy relationships - juggling partner, children, extended family, job and money - can be very challenging and that most relationships go through difficulties at times.  Whatever your gender and sexuality, therapy is an opportunity to explore and understand yourself and your partner better in order to make positive changes.

Difficulties relationship therapy can help with: lack of intimacy and/or sex, constant arguments that resolve nothing, lack of trust, dealing with an affair, differences over managing children/money/family etc., feeling your relationship is in stuck in a rut, managing a separation/divorce

Maps & Directions

Cambridge, CB2 1NT

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: none


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme