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Annie Thompson, BACP (Accred), NCS (Senior Accred), CBT, & Supervisor,

Bexley, Kent, DA5 1AY
01322 557737 01322 557737 07946 541459 07946 541459 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a qualified ACCREDITED Counsellor that works with CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, MEN, WOMEN & COUPLES, who may be experiencing a wide range of psychological, emotional & behavioural issues including Anger, Anxiety, Depression and Loss.

I have extensive experience in helping clients with:-

Anger
Anxiety
Asperger's
Autism
Bereavement
Depression
Eating Disorders
Low self-esteem
OCD
Phobias
PTSD
Relationship issues
Stress
Work-Related Stress


I can help you to address any issues that are affecting your overall well-being in a confidential, safe, supportive and non-judgmental way.

About Me

I am an accredited counsellor with both BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the NCS (National Counselling Society). I am a humanistic trained counsellor but have further trained in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and am passionate about using CBT for short-term work. I am a qualified EMDR Therapist.

I have had a private practice for over 12 years. I am also a supervisor and I have experience of working with groups.

I have a wealth of experience counselling young people and/or their parents/carers within educational establishments, as well as counselling adults who have private health insurance and also counselling clients from the general public.  I also offer play therapy.

How I can help you

There are times in life when we are faced with difficulties or problems that we cannot manage on our own. 
In my experience, many clients at some point in their life find life a struggle, feel stuck or are experiencing a distressing situation which can leave them feeling overwhelmed and hard to cope. Talking can help you to deal with unwanted or confusing feelings. The counselling relationship is one where the attention is on you, giving you the opportunity to talk about yourself with a professional who is trained to listen skilfully in order to help you explore your feelings and attitudes which may be contributing to your distress.

Sometimes it can be difficult to talk to family or friends about how we are feeling and it can be easier to talk in confidence to a professional who is neutral and non-judgemental. I can help you explore any emotional, personal, sexual or relationship issues at my private practice in Bexley.

I see the aim of counselling as being to help you feel more in control of your life and allow you to live in a way that is more satisfying and productive.

I work in an intuitive, collaborative and integrative way, which is client, led. This allows us to work together and at a pace to suit your needs and issues. My aim is to help you understand what may be going on in your life, look at what you might like to change and empower you to do so. This will allow you to be free of any burdens that you originally came into counselling to address.

I will not judge you or advise you, I will listen to you in a comfortable and confidential environment.

Talking with a qualified and experienced counsellor can help you;

. feel heard and understood
. release bottled up feelings
. explore choices and solutions
. feel better about yourself

Couples counselling can be a useful and safe way to work on the issues that you are having as a couple without the fear of being judged or belittled by each other or your counsellor.

Apart from the training and experience I have I have also had personal experience of therapy and how it can help you to overcome difficulties in your life.


When do I work

I am very flexible with appointment times and can offer most daytimes, most evenings & also weekend appointments.

Booking an initial session gives you the opportunity of meeting me and getting an idea of how I work before committing to any further sessions.

Concessions

I can offer concessions to students, unemployed or clients on a low income.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor. I am an EMDR Therapist.

I hold a BACP Accredited Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.

I am also Accredited with The National Counselling Society & I am an Accredited Counsellor with CRUSE Bereavement Care.

I am an Accredited Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), a Member of CCYP (Counselling Children & Young People), and a Member of AREBT (Association of Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapists)

I have undergone further professional training and now hold:-

a Primary Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy),

a Primary Certificate in REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy),

a Primary Certificate in Problem-Focussed Counselling, and a Certificate in CBT.

I also have a Diploma (with distinction) in Anger Management

a Diploma in Aspergers Syndrome (with distinction)

a Diploma in Couple Counselling (with distinction)

a Diploma in Sex Therapy (with distinction)

a Diploma in Child Psychology (with distinction)

a Diploma in Depression Management (with distinction) and 

a Diploma in Clinical Supervision.

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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.

BACP

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.

NCS

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

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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Assertiveness
Autism
Communication problems
Internet Addiction
Loss
Parent/Child Relationships
Parenting Issues
Phobias

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

Counselling rates:-

From £50 - £75 - Adults (50 minutes),

From £40 - £60 - Children & Adolescents (45 minutes),

From £60 - £90 - Couples (60 minutes)

EMDR - £65

Subsidised rates are available to trainee counsellors, students and those on low income.

Please contact me for further information.


Healthcare Providers
:-

I am registered with Axa, Aviva, Cigna, Benenden, Curian medical, Insight Healthcare, Health Assured, Moving Minds, Nuffield Health & Workplace Options.


Supervision rates:-


£45 an hour

Further information


You can also find me on the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists) website, www.bacp.co.uk. Click on 'Seeking a Therapist' list Bexley as the area and my profile will be shown.

I abide by the BACP Codes of Ethics. My Enhanced DBS (old CRB) check is in date. I have professional indemnity insurance with Howden.

I attend monthly supervision & I regularly attend external trainings & personal development seminars.

Free parking on my drive or on the road.

I am situated in Bexley Village. The train station is a 10 minute walk away. Buses 269 & 132 stop by St. Johns Church and it is a 5 minute walk to my Clinic.

37C
Knoll Road
Bexley
Kent
DA5 1AY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Mondays 9am - 9pm, Tuesdays 9am - 9pm, Wednesdays 9am -9pm Fridays 9 am-2 pm, Saturdays 11am -5pm & Sundays 11am-5pm

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I am a qualified Supervisor that enjoys working alongside and supporting other Counsellors.

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