Anna Maria Aprile MBACP
I will truly listen to you, help you to get in touch with your needs and inner 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 work with men and women.
I help women affected by menstrual symptoms and emotional difficulties to connect with the stages and natural rhythm of their cycle. Often this helps them to relieve physical pain and to restore emotional balance.
I also offer telephone counselling. You may have a very busy life and finding difficult to schedule some time aside to talk to me face to face.
Or transport for you may be tricky ... or you prefer to talk on the phone as some people find easier to talk to me without being seen.
And so, this could be another option for you.
You could have regular phone counselling or you could combine it with face to face counselling depending on your needs and circumstances.
Phone counselling is as effective as the face to face.
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.
I have a regular practice in Hazlemere which includes holistic counselling, mindfulness meditation (classes courses, 121) and personal development workshops aimed to manage stress, anxiety and to appreciate the multi-facets of life.
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
Couple Therapy - Imago - 2020
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Initial free phone consultation;
1 hour session £50;
Mindfulness Individual sessions:
MBCT course £450
5 individual sessions £225
First session 1 hour and a half £65;
Further sessions 1 hour - £50
I am sometimes able to offer negotiable rates dependent on circumstances and frequency of sessions.
I work in Hazlemere (private practice) and in Chesham (Bagnall Centre).
I facilitate mindfulness courses and individual sessions, personal development workshops and women circles.