Anna Addington

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London, N1
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About me

I'm Anna, a humanistic counsellor based in East London. I work with individuals and couples/other kinds of relationships, both in person and online. I am open to working with all kinds of people but I have particular experience with clients from LGBTQ+ backgrounds.

I can support you to work through many difficult experiences in life, including but not limited to:

- Self-esteem issues
- Living with HIV
- Chronic illnesses and disabilities
- Substance abuse
- Chemsex
- Loneliness
- Relationship difficulties
- Gender questioning and transitioning
- Non-monogamy
- Shame
- Anxiety
- Depression

How I work

My way of working is informed by intersectional and inclusive anti-oppressive practices. 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, disability, and so on, and I welcome open conversation on these topics. I encourage enquiries from folks from all walks of life, including non-monogamous or kinky lifestyles, sex workers, activists, and more.


I trained in person-centred therapy, which 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. Since then I have been influenced by other theories and modalities - particularly Internal Family Systems, trauma therapy, and attachment theory - and I also incorporate aspects of these into my practice.

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 believe that the relationship between therapist and client is very important and can be a place to explore and experiment with different ways of relating to people, so building a strong foundation of trust and safety between us is key.


There are many struggles that people in relationships of all kinds - whether romantic, platonic, familial, and more - can find themselves in, and these can cause a great deal of pain for those involved. My role as a relationship therapist is to help you slow down and step back from conflict, stress, stuckness, despair, or whatever else is present in your dynamic, and move towards greater understanding, empathy, and communication.

My approach is similar to my individual work in that it is relatively gentle and based on humanistic principles, but I can be a little more structured and directive in relationship therapy. Regardless, I am always on the side of the relationship, rather than one person or the other.

My experience working with LGBTQ+, non-monogamous, and kinky clients means that I have a very open mind about what constitutes a successful relationship - if it works for you then it works for me! 

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.

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Training in Trauma Therapy (Stage 1)

Certificate in Relationship Therapy

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Chemsex
  • Gender transition/transgender-related issues
  • Chronic illness
  • Non-monogamy/polyamory

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£65.00 - £140.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

My fees are offered on a sliding scale according to what is affordable for you.

Individual therapy: £65-90 per 50 minute session, £45 for the initial session. The fee for the initial session must be paid in advance and I need to receive payment before I can confirm the booking.

Lower-cost individual therapy: £30-45 per 50 minute session, daytime sessions only. I have limited availability for these slots and when full I operate a separate waiting list for them.

Relationship therapy: £95-120 per 60 minute session, £115-140 per 75 minute session. The fee for the initial session must be paid in advance and I need to receive payment before I can confirm the booking.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently have a small amount of availability for individuals and couples, mostly in daytime slots. All sessions can be in person in my home near Old Street, or online via Zoom.

Further information

I use Zoom for online sessions.

Hackney, London, N1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

I hold in-person sessions in my home near Old Street. I have two cats but they do not spend time in my office. My flat is on the ground floor but there is an internal flight of stairs to reach my office, so not suitable for full time wheelchair users.

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