Annie Thompson

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Senior Accred Counsellor helps Children, Adults & Couples
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bexley, Kent, DA5 1AY
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist who works with CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, MEN, WOMEN & COUPLES, who may be experiencing a wide range of psychological, emotional & behavioural issues including Anger, Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Relationship Issues, Stress, Trauma and Loss.

I have extensive experience in helping clients with:-

Eating Disorders
Low self-esteem

Pet Bereavement

Relationship issues


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 a Senior Accredited Counsellor with the NCS (National Counselling Society and Accredited Counsellor with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and ). 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 & EFT Practitioner.

I have had a private practice for over 16 years. I am also a senior accredited 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 daytime sessions,  evenings (not Thursdays) & also offer daytime appointments on Saturdays.

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.


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 Senior Accredited with The National Counselling Society.

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

I have undergone further professional training and now hold:-

  • Primary Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Primary Certificate in REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Primary Certificate in Problem-Focussed Counselling, and a Certificate in CBT.
  • I also have a Diploma (with distinction) in Anger Management
  • Diploma in Asperger's Syndrome (with distinction)
  • Diploma in Couple Counselling (with distinction)
  • Diploma in Sex Therapy (with distinction)
  • Diploma in Child Psychology (with distinction)
  • Diploma in Depression Management (with distinction) and
  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision.
  • Diploma in Children & Adolescent Counselling (Distinction)
  • Diploma in DBT (Distinction)
  • CBT Diploma
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Applied EFT Practitioner


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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy 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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Communication problems
Internet Addiction
Parent/Child Relationships
Parenting Issues

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£50.00 - £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Counselling rates:-

£50 - Children & Adolescents (45 minutes),

£60 - Adults (50 minutes),

£70 - Couples (60 minutes)

EMDR - Adults - £70 - £90

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:-

£55 an hour

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mondays 9am - 9pm, Tuesdays 9am - 2pm, Wednesdays 9am -9pm, Thursdays 9am - 6pm, Fridays 9am - 1pm & Saturdays 11am -3pm 

Further information

You can also find me on the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists) website, 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

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

Very experienced Counsellor and Supervisor who loves to challenge Supervisees. Use my own Clinic or work online. Happy to help you grow your private.

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