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

Are you experiencing difficulty in living the life you'd like to live?

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

Have you previously experienced a "one size fits all" approach to counselling? I'm trained in Pluralism which means I tailor my approach to fit uniquely with your needs. 

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 regularly work with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, bereavement, loss, communication issues, and many, many other areas, I have 3 areas of special interest:

1. Neurodiversity (ADD, ADHD, Autism, AuDHD, Dyslexia, etc)

2. Vegan Trauma

3. 2nd Generation Issues

See below for more details:

1. Neurodiversity

My role is to help you uncover which elements of your neurodiversity (ND) are dominating your life and then to help you understand why. 

AWARENESS is the first step to understanding your neurodiversity. From there we can collaborate on exploring different strategies to help you cope. 

NEXT STEPS will be to explore other areas of your life which affect your neurodivergent traits. For example, what triggers your rejection sensitivity? What heightens your emotional disregulation? 

Whatever your experience with neurodiversity, 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.

*** My Story: Vegan since January 1st 2018, I'm a gentle activist, winning folk over with gentle reasoning and great plant based recipes ***

3. 2nd Generation Issues

As a 2nd generation Ukrainian, I hold an understanding of the strange mix of feeling both special and different in society. I was born in Scotland to a Ukrainian father and Scottish mother, I experienced a unique, and at times confusing, combination of language, religious, and cultural mix. If your experience has been similar, you might welcome working with someone like me.

Please check out my website for more information -

Training, qualifications & experience

COSCA Certificate in Supervision

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

Additional Training in: Young Person Counselling, Journal Therapy and writing for well-being, Dream Therapy, Couples Counselling, Family Systems, and Schema Therapy.

Member organisations

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (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

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Academic Support: as well as supporting you therapeutically through your academic experience, I draw on my previous career as an English teacher to help you with study skills, research skills, time management and structuring your time, improving motivation, and working on effective exam/writing strategies. This can be particularly useful for ADHDers

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£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

One hour of psychotherapy costs £75

I also offer Single Session Therapy at either £100 for 1 hour or £150 for 2 hours. This type of therapy is suitable if you are unable to commit to regular therapy or if you have just one or two issues that you wish to work on. Clear goals are set at the beginning of the session. This is a solution focussed type of therapy.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday 9.30am - 6.30pm

Further information

I offer Single Session Therapy which can be effective if you're unable to commit to regular therapy. One to two hours (£100-£150) working with one clear goal.

I am LGBTQIA+ allied

I am vegan and hold an strong awareness of specific vegan traumas

I am a Neurodiversity competent therapist with additional training in, and lived experience of ADHD/AuDHD, also working with adult Autistics.

I also hold a special interest in pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience.

Malet Street, London, Greater London, WC1E

South Bridge, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH8

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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COSCA Certificate in Supervision. Pluralistic supervision to both qualified (£60ph) and trainee counsellors (£45ph)

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