Anna Bobak

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MSc in Pluralistic Counselling, Practitioner Member of COSCA
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London WC1E & Edinburgh EH8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

When you choose to work with me, you will experience me as an invested and dedicated psychotherapist who is committed to supporting you. 

There is no "one size fits all" approach when you work with me. I see you for the unique individual that you are and carefully tailor my approach to fit uniquely with your needs. 

I offer a calm, focused space to untangle your thoughts, identify your issues and prioritise the changes you want to make.

I have experience working with a wide range of people from all kinds of backgrounds, belief systems and cultures. I am open and accepting of all lifestyles and choices.

Although I work with a wide range of therapeutic issues (e.g. anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, etc), I do have 2 main areas of special interest:

1. Neurodivergence 

I will help you uncover which elements of your neurodivergence are negatively impacting your life. 

Awareness is the first step to understanding your neurodivergence. We will collaborate on different strategies to help you cope. 

We will also explore other areas of your life which may trigger your neurodivergent traits, such as, rejection sensitivity, for example.

Understanding your triggers can help a lot with emotional regulation.

Whatever your experience with neurodivergence, your experience will be unique and I will take the time to help you uncover not only the challenges you face but the strengths your ND traits can offer you too.

***My Story: When my child was diagnosed with ADHD in 2020 I took a course with CAMHS for parents with children with ADHD and, following on from that learning, I then did further CPD and a lot of my own research which helped me understand how to compassionately and empathically support my child with the challenges he faced. Somewhere along this journey I slowly began to realise that I too had experienced much of what I was learning about. I was eventually diagnosed (NHS) with ADHD in August 2023.  

If my story or the way I work resonates with you please get in touch. I'd love to work with you!***

2. Vegan Trauma

There are unique traumas that arise from being vegan. These might be a sense of being detached from a world that not only tolerates but normalises cruelty to animals, having to navigate relationships with people who can't understand our compassion for animals, and also to be continually exposed to the vicarious trauma of animal suffering in food and clothing choices of everyone around ourselves with. This trauma can be both chronic and complex.

https://www.all-creatures.org/articles2/act-vegans-trauma.html

If you'd welcome working with me, please get in touch.

Please check out my website for more information - www.fifecounselling.com

Training, qualifications & experience

COSCA Certificate in Supervision

MSc in Pluralistic Counselling: Specialising in ADHD (and Neurodivergence generally), Vegan Trauma, and Second Generation Issues.

Additional Training (CPD): EMDR, Rewind Therapy, Young Person Counselling, Journal Therapy and writing for well-being, Dream Therapy, Couples Counselling, Family Systems, and Schema Therapy.

Member organisations

COSCA
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC. It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
Accredited Register Scheme

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Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer coaching and accept Access to Work grants. 

Coaching helps you achieve your personal and professional goals. Using tried and tested methods, I will provide gentle accountability, guidance, support, and motivation to help you identify your strengths, overcome obstacles, and achieve a more fulfilling life. My approach is always Neurodivergent informed.

I will take the time to carefully get a sense of who you are, what your life looks like, and what you want to change. We will examine your self-beliefs alongside your sense of your own imitations and build up a clear picture of what's going on for you.

We then work on the areas that you need most support in. This will vary greatly from person to person but some examples might be: task paralysis, scheduling, motivation, delineation of space and time, prioritization of tasks, and setting boundaries, as well as emotional regulation techniques for when you feel overwhelmed.

After we identify what needs to change, we will work towards implementing changes that lead you to achieve your goals.  I will offer background support at all times in the form of brief phone check-ins, texts, or emails, as you work towards making these changes.

I look forward to working with you.

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Fees

£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

My hourly rate for all my psychotherapy and coaching work starts at £100 but I'm always willing to offer a concession if I can 😊

For clinical supervision my rate is £60 per hour

When I work

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Afternoon
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Monday to Friday 9.30am - 6.30pm

Further information

I am LGBTQIA+ allied

I am Vegan and hold an strong awareness of specific Vegan traumas (Vystopian experiences)

I am an ND competent therapist with additional training in, and lived experience, of ADHD/AuDHD, Autism and a wide range of other neurodivergences.

Malet Street, London, Greater London, WC1E

South Bridge, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH8

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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Online platforms

Doxy
Google Meet
Discord
Whatsapp

Supervision

Online
Phone

COSCA Certificate in Supervision - £65 I offer supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists, coaches, and alternative therapists

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