My name is Ann.
You matter, Do something about it. I am a counsellor with over 20 years experience working with people of all ages. Stress, Anxiety, Abuse, PTSD, Trauma. Relationships. Whatever you feel needs fixing, together we can do something about it.
Experience: Over 20 years of experience of working with children, young people and adults with a well-known Safeguarding/Therapeutic Children’s Charity, Volunteered at Women Supporting Women Counselling Service, Co-ran parenting groups. Domestic and Sexual Abuse groups.
Worked with Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Neglect, Emotional Abuse. Issues such as Bereavement, Loss & Anxiety, Domestic Abuse, Attachment, Parenting, Anger Management, Life Story type work, Self-esteem and Confidence, Bullying, Relationships. Anxiety, Stress, Identity, Self-Harm. Group work for Domestic Abuse, Parenting, Listening Skills & Children’s Mental Health groups. Peer support groups.
Anxiety (including panic/anxiety attacks)
Grief and Loss
Childhood Abuse (physical, emotional, and sexual)
Trauma (including accidents and assaults)
Personal life coaching/Business coaching.
Social Skill Building
Lack of Assertiveness
Relationship Concerns and Conflict
Gender Identity Concerns
Trust / Intimacy Issues
Separation / Divorce
Group work – Domestic Abuse Adults
Children’s Group work – Domestic Abuse
Parenting one to one
Parenting Group work
Peer Support Groups
Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Child and Young Person Advocacy certificate
Solution Focused Brief Therapy certificate.
Diploma in Nursery Nurse, BTEC ,
Personal Development Training
Solution focus brief therapy, Children/YP Advocacy, Child Protection, Neglect, working with children and learning disabilities, Parenting Group Training, Safeguarding, Sexual Abuse working with children, PTSD, Data Protection also starting Counselling Supervision Course in April 2020. TF-CBT. Whinstons Wish training.
Working with groups. Couple Counselling.
I am also a Reiki Master/Trainer, I can also offer Reiki Therapy.
I am passionate about the work I carry out, either as an individual worker or in partnership. I work holistically to ensure the client in the center of the work I do. I work in a non-judgmental manner, using my supervision sessions to look at my own practice, to assist me work within the guidelines of BACP ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
Mental health of individual covers such a wide range of the individuals life, and can have a knock on affect on loved ones. peer group and colleagues. I can assist in looking at things like 'floating anxiety' which is feeling anxious without able to identify why we feel anxious. Anxiety and Stress along with Depression can affect all ages.
Diploma in Nursery Nursing, TDLB D31/32 training and assessing, 7307 Teaching cert for 16+.
Cert In Solution Focussed Brief Therapy.
Certificate in TF-CBT
DipSW (social worker).
Psychotherapeutic re-programming (NLP) practitioner cert.
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Training around offering consultancy following training or in my experience of Domestic abuse and working with families.
Training regards working with non-verbal children, young people and adults through therapeutic non directive work/play.
Training received regard to Advocacy for children and young people.
Safeguarding children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults.
I worked in Schools, from Nursery, Primary and Secondary levels supporting pupils. Later to teach, assess Nursery Nurse Students.
I then went on to work for a charity looking at 'breaking the negative outlook on education and training in the local community'.
After which I worked for a National Children's Charity for over 20 years, which included working and supporting individuals, developing and facilitation support groups for adults/Children. Also training and up-scaling programs for other professional and offering consultancy following the training.
I now work self employed, and work counselling adults and children (including teens).
I am a member of BACP and work within their ethical framework.
I am also a Reiki Master/Trainer.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Worked with person who has multiple personalities, described by some client's in many different ways, for example 'head people/drivers'.
TF-CBT used with regards to child/young person and carer work, to assist the parent/carer to address own issues, whilst being able to support their child/young person.
£35.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Due to the nature of counseling at the moment I am able to offer face to face, following government guidelines for everyone's safety. Telephone of video link, payment should be made one week in advance.
Therapeutic Hour, one to one £35
Therapeutic Hour for Couples £45
Solution Focused Brief Therapy, one to one, therapeutic hour £35
Group/Peer Support for up to 6 people, £150 (£25 each)
Inner Child workshop for up to 10 people, £500 (£50 each)
School counselling, appointments or drop in sessions, 5 hours/day £150
Reiki Therapy, up to one hour £30
Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: 10 am t pm
Saturday: 10 am to 12-00 noon
I am a member of BACP and work within their ethical framework.
I also have an advanced DBS