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.
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 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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
- 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.