About me

I can offer an interactive approach to counselling, which involves helping you through life’s challenges as a non-judgemental participator, rather than an impassive observer.  Many of my clients have previously experienced counselling as unsatisfactory due to the lack of human connection by counsellors.  From my extensive experience as a counsellor, I have found that having a more active role with my clients has not only helped them feel that someone truly cares, but it has helped in developing a deeper working relationship with my clients, leading to more positive outcomes.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor.  I have experience in a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, bereavement, sexuality or other sexual issues and relationship difficulties.  I am also familiar with western European cultures, as well as Middle Eastern cultures and I am fluent in English, Italian and Farsi.  I, myself, am a second generation Italian from immigrant parents and I can, therefore, understand the many difficulties that may arise from living in a foreign country.

I have achieved a Foundation Degree in Counselling with Distinction at Bristol University and a BA Honours Degree in Counselling at Gloucester University.  I have also continued my CPD (continued professional development) at Network Counselling and Training, where I have worked as a volunteer counsellor for over 6 years.

Member organisations


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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Multi-cultural issues, e.g. isolation and loneliness which can result in not feeling part of society.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Additional languages


Anna Amato

Anna Amato