Ann Hislop, PG Dips in CBT and Counselling, MBABCP (accred), MBACP (accred)
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?
What can I help you with?
relationship difficulties or breakdown, depression and low mood, anxiety, OCD, issues around sex, sexuality, gender and identity, bereavement and loss, trauma, abuse issues, adoption issues, anger management, life challenges, low self esteem, phobias, insomnia, eating disorders, excessive worry, autistic spectrum disorders, mental health issues
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?
For the duration of the pandemic all appointments will take place through video-conferencing.
In normal times 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 £90
Find out more on annhislopcambridgecounselling.com 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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Each 60 minute session will cost £90. I do offer concessions to NHS staff and others as appropriate
DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO WORKING WITH DIFFICULTIES
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
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