I’m Anna, a person-centred counsellor based in East London but currently working exclusively online for short- and long-term therapy. I am open to all clients but I have particular experience in working with people from LGBTQ backgrounds.
I can support you to work through many challenging experiences in life, including but not limited to:
- Self-esteem issues
- Living with HIV
- Chronic illnesses and disabilities
- Relationship difficulties
- Gender questioning and transitioning
How I work
Person-centred therapy is quite a gentle form of counselling that doesn’t rely heavily on particular techniques or exercises but instead aims to provide a supportive environment for people to work through their issues in their own way and at their own pace. I work on the principle that you are the expert in your own life and my role is to facilitate you to find more inner resources and compassion for yourself. I’m unlikely to force you to look at anything you’re not ready to deal with yet but there is still plenty of space for challenge and stepping outside your comfort zone. I also believe that the relationship between therapist and client is really important and can be a place to explore and experiment with different ways of being with and relating to people.
My practice is informed by intersectional and inclusive feminism. In my practice I aim to be mindful of the power dynamics that exist between therapist and client and which can be exacerbated by additional social marginalisation such as race, class, age, and so on.
If you would like to find out more about me or set up an appointment feel free to get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained in person-centred therapy and did my placement at a charity that supports people living with HIV. Since then I have been working with clients with a range of life experiences and difficulties.
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
- Gender transition/transgender-related issues
- Chronic illness
My regular fee is £60 and sessions are once a week for 50 minutes. The cost of an initial session is £45 to give us a chance to explore whether we are a good fit for each other with less pressure on finance. The fee for the initial session is payable in advance and I need to receive payment before I can confirm the booking.
I work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and I can offer evening appointments.
I use Zoom for online sessions.