Ann Hislop

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Dips in CBT and Counselling, MBABCP (accred), MBACP (accred
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 7BZ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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?

   couples
   individuals
   young people

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?

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

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.

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.

BABCP
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

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.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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.

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£90.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Each 60 minute session will cost £90. I do offer concessions to NHS staff and others as appropriate

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

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

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

4 Coniston Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 7BZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Additional languages

none

Online platforms

Zoom