Ebb And Flow Counselling, CBT and Mindfulness - Ann Rapstoff MBACP (Accred)
Welcome to Ebb & Flow Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a BACP accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I offer a welcoming, safe, confidential setting in which to gain support for a range of problems, including coping with loss, separation, fear, stress, anxiety and work related issues. Do see my website for further details.
Counselling or therapy can support you to make choices, offer you time to grow, gain new perspectives and make changes. It can offer a rich and transformative experience in which to develop self awareness, enable time for reflection and re-imagine a future in creative ways you have not thought of before.
I offer short term and long term therapy influenced by Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural approaches, Mindfulness and Buddhist Psychology. Most importantly, I work in a way which supports each person's experience. I have worked in private practice and a variety of settings over the past 20 years.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist and I am registered and approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (cert no 037697).
I work from a Humanistic perspective, working collaboratively in a way that respects and suits each individual’s unique experience. I trained in Person Centred Counselling at Roehampton University (Diploma in Counselling) and went on to train in Psychotherapy (Diploma in Psychotherapy) at The Amida and Tariki Trust, where my practice was influenced by Buddhist Psychology including Mindfulness. I have also trained in Solution Focused Approaches and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Post Grad Cert CBT). I am also a professional coach, with an interest in work based issues and creativity.
I have a background in Social Work (Diploma in Social Work /CQSW), have been involved in teaching adults and have a degree and Masters in Fine Art.
I have worked as a counsellor and therapist in a family centre, a sexual health charity and a women’s centre. In my current private practice I work with issues such as bereavement/loss, trauma, change, relationship problems, identity, stress, meaning, depression and anger. In addition, I offer face to face and telephone counselling to employees through an employee assistance programme, where I have gathered many years of experience in focusing on issues related to the workplace. I have worked for the past two years as a therapist working with people who are experiencing someone missing in their lives. My work as a CBT Therapist, includes a focus on depression, addiction, changing habits, procrastination, critical thinking and low mood. I include Mindfulness approaches where this might be helpful.
BACP Accredited (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Diploma in Counselling and Supervision
Diploma in Psychotherapy
Post Grad Cert in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cert in Coaching skills and theory
Cert in Counselling Skills
My work has evolved over time through ongoing training and my own life path, which gives me my unique perspective on life. I am committed to following the BACP Code of Ethical Practice, I attend regular professional development and monthly supervision.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am committed to working respectfully with you no matter what age and stage you are in your life.
I have an interest in working with anyone wanting to explore any challenges they face concerning cultural and religious difference in their relationships.
I also welcome working with anyone living with illness or involved in a caring role.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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My fees are £50 for individual counselling/psychotherapy sessions and £60 for couples counselling. I offer a sliding scale of fees for those training counselling and psychotherapy
and for those facing hardship
Day and evening appointments till 1800, Monday to Wednesday.
I also offer telephone and Skype counselling, please contact me for me information
I am based in Didcot, South Oxfordshire, there is off road parking in Didcot and I am located 12 minutes from Didcot Station and nearby local bus routes.
“I would love to live
like a river flows,
carried by the surprise
of its own unfolding”.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
08.00 - 18.00 Monday to Wednesday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|