Ann Sherwin Adv. Dip. Counselling MBACP MNCS(ACCRED)
I am a qualified Counsellor and Supervisor with eleven years of counselling experience. I am experienced in working with most types of emotional and mental health issues. My background is in education, social care and mental health. I currently work with Mind, the leading mental health charity
I work with an eclectic mix of psychological and human growth and development theory to work effectively on a personal basis.
In training to be a Counsellor it is a requirement to undergo our own individual therapy. Therefore I am very aware that one of the most important decisions, in choosing a therapist, is to be able to connect with them. I am also aware, having been on the other side of the room how difficult it can be to open up our lives, past and present, to a stranger. Reaching out for help at a difficult time in our lives, or to address issues in our early years that have never been resolved can be one of the hardest things we ever do. How do you open a conversation to address these issues? As a Counsellor, that is my job, to make you feel comfortable in sharing these issues, in order to resolve them. To support you in learning more about yourself and your emotions and how to work with them. I aim to make you feel comfortable enough to be able to do this in a non judgemental, relaxed environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
My education, training and experience includes early childhood trauma and childhood abuse although I also specialise in Relationship Counselling and Family Therapy. I work for a national mental health charity, have experience in schools and social care with mental health issues, alcohol and drug abuse, depression and anxiety.
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Counseling, Practitioner Diploma in CBT, Certificate in Transactional Analysis and Certificate in Supervision.
I am trained to Level Six Counselling and supervise other counsellors.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Sessions between 10am-5pm Monday to Friday £25
- Evening and weekend sessions £40
- Relationship Counselling sessions £45
- Family Therapy sessions £50
- Student Counselling session £20
- Supervision Qualified Practitioner £60
- Supervision Student Practitioner £35
I am based in Benfleet and also work in Basildon. I am willing to make home visits if you find it difficult to attend outside the home, providing there is a suitable space in which to work together. I offer a discount for students.
If you think I may be able to support you at this time then please contact me by email or phone. I look forward to hearing from you, if you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to talk over any questions you may have and to arrange an initial meeting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available for sessions in the evening, at weekends and Monday to Friday from 10am onwards.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified Counsellor with eleven years experience in Intergrative and CBT Therapy and a Supervisor. My background is in Social Care and I currently work for Mind, the mental health charity.View supervision profile