About me

Are you feeling anxious or stressed? Are you struggling with a relationship? Life can be difficult and our emotions can sometimes feel too much for us to cope with on our own. Counselling can help by offering you a confidential and non-judgmental space to talk about your thoughts and how you are feeling. I believe that no-one knows you better than you know yourself and that you have all the answers; together we can find those answers.

Before retraining to become a counsellor I had a widely varied work life which has given me a great depth of knowledge and experience. As an integrative counsellor I do not have a set way of working. Everyone is unique, I listen to you and what you need and work in a flexible way that will help empower you.

I understand it can be difficult to talk to a stranger about how you are feeling and that's why the relationship between a client and their counsellor is so important. To find out if I am the right therapist for you, I offer a free initial telephone consultation for you to ask any questions you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling.

Member organisations


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

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.


Additional information

£45 per 50 minute session

Further information

I am currently studying for a Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Young People.

Venture House
2 Arlington Square
RG12 1WA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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Ann Payne

Ann Payne