Anna Bassett BA (hons) PG Cert Therapeutic Play Skills MBACP
I run a service for adults, children and adolescents. If you have difficult issues that are preventing you from being fully engaged with life then counselling can help. Loss takes many forms and, if unresolved, can lead to anxiety, depression, anger or lack of self-esteem.
I can provide you with support as you learn to navigate ways of solving problems, improving relationships or changing patterns of behaviour. There may be a particular issue that is distressing you or you may feel stuck or confused. Having the space and opportunity to explore this in counselling gives you the chance to look at a problem from a different point of view and allows the time needed to negotiate a solution.
Counselling gives you a chance to establish your goals and to develop your own resources to cope with life's difficulties to enjoy a more fulfilling existence.
I work from a Humanistic/Integrative perspective and respect what it can take to approach someone for help. I use a combination of theoretical approaches in my work, and I believe this offers a more flexible and successful way of working. I provide a completely confidential, non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings in order to gain insight and discover a better way of living and being.
My job is to provide help and support while you reach your own decisions, it is not about telling you what to do. Together we will establish your goals and develop your ability to cope with life's difficulties and therefore enjoy a more fulfilling existence. I believe a combination of being given a positive relationship and the opportunity to explore new ways of experiencing can lead to healing and change.
I am employed by the county to work with children of primary school age. I have also run a service in a secondary school for their students whom are aged between 11 and 16. I have significant experience of working within the drug and alcohol field, supporting people stop and maintain abstinence from unhealthy and problematic drug and alcohol use. I have also worked to support family members.
I am a member of the BACP and faithfully adhere to their policies and guidelines. For further information call me and take the first steps towards real change in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- RSA In Counselling Skills
- OCR Certificate in Counselling
- Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
- BA Hons in Humanistic Counselling
- INLPTA NLP Diploma
- Sand Tray training
"With Anna, I felt safe, she gave me a great deal of strength, hope and resolve."
"With Anna's help, my life has been transformed. Her individual approach enabled me to be proactive in finding new ways forward. I can give her my fullest recommendation."
"I really felt cared for and nurtured by you, so thank you for providing me with a space that was non-judgmental and understanding. You really helped me to mature and grow in my thoughts and emotions."
"Anna's counselling approach has literally changed my approach to life. I can't thank her enough for how she patiently worked with me, gradually uncovering the tools to successfully manage the many things I had come to believe we're never going to be manageable. For the first time in longer than I can remember I am genuinely happy."
"Something has changed, something has shifted... I see people in a different way and they see me differently."
"My anxiety has become more manageable and I am more able to focus."
"Great service, nice environment and lovely lady."
"It helped me understand that it was O.K to feel like this."
"In an expert, kind and understanding way, Anna facilitated my incredible journey to learning more about myself. I always felt supported, understood and cared about, as we worked towards me feeling much happier, clearer and better equipped for the next stage in my life. Thank you so much."
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with children and have an additional Post graduate qualification that enables me to work creatively with them
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and early evening
Types of client