Anna Maria Aprile
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I work with anxiety, depression, stress. I help you to identify what keeps you stuck and to see new perspectives.
I will truly listen to you, help you to get in touch with your needs and resources and to take action.
I am compassionate and experienced. I offer you acceptance, support, understanding and clarity.
My service is highly confidential. I am a registered MBACP counsellor.
Life is full of challenges: relationships which don’t work, health issues, loved ones who die, work problems….or such a deep feeling of separation and loneliness for apparently no reason.
At times we all need some help and assistance to go through changes and difficulties.
I believe that my clients have the desire and the capacity to grow towards fulfilling their true potential and that they are the experts on their own lives.
I will therefore not give you advice or offer solutions but will work with you to help you to understand yourself more fully and to find your own inner resources.
I am a Mindfulness instructor. Mindfulness can be integrated into the session, if you wish, as it can give you tools to cope with your issues in developing clarity and understanding.
It has always been my motivation to help and understand people.
After having studied Languages – Russian, English and German – at the University in Rome (where I come from), I worked as a tourist guide and teacher.
However, my inner search and the interest in the roots of stress and illness brought me to the study of meditation and relaxation techniques, complementary medicine and exercises systems.
Currently, I am providing face to face, online and telephone counselling. My regular practice is in Hazlemere which includes holistic counselling, clinical supervision, mindfulness and personal development workshops .
Areas I deal with:
- Life crisis
- Personal development
- Bereavement and loss
- Life changes
- Work-related issues
- Mental health
- Women health and emotional issues
- Menstrual cycle
- Postnatal depression
Training, qualifications & experience
Dealing with Sexuliaty issues (2022)
Family Therapy (2022)
Group Threapy (2022)
Certified Imago Relationship Therapist (2021)
Dealing with OCD & anxiety (2017)
Domestic abuse (2017)
Supporting young people experiencing domestic abuse
Youth Mindfulness (2016)
Dealing with emotional and physical trauma (2015)
Menopause - Alexandra Pope 2014
MBCT Training - Oxford Mindfulness Centre - 2014
Menstrual cycle awareness - Alexandra Pope - 2013
Accreditation Voluntary Register - BACP - 2013
MBCT (mindfulness-based cognitive therapy) training 2012
Cruse (Bereavement counselling) accreditation 2012
ABC Level 4 Diploma Counselling, 2010
Awareness in Bereavement Care, 2009;Play Therapy, Place2be 2009
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2008
I am also qualified and trained in shiatsu , shamanic healing, dance therapy and menstrual cycle awareness.
I facilitate mindfulness, exercise and relaxation classes for the general public and for people suffering depression and anxiety.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 - £110.00
Concessions offered for
Initial free phone consultation
Counselling and Mindfulness individual session:
1 hour - £65
90 minutes/2 hours - £110
I am sometimes able to offer negotiable rates dependent on circumstances and frequency of sessions.
When I work
8am - 8pm Monday to Friday
My face to face practice is in Hazlemere - High Wycombe