Anna Brian

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MBACP, Dip.Couns.
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West Malling ME19 & Maidstone ME16
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About me

My work as a fully qualified and BACP registered Counsellor is centred around you. I work with a diverse range of clients and have a special interest in and experience of Autism and ADHD. My passion is to ensure you feel heard, validated, empowered, to support your well-being and create a space for positive change, at your pace, in your way.

Taking steps to find a counsellor and finding the right therapist for you is very individual.  I offer a free 20 minute introduction session, in person or online, so you can experience the way I work, before deciding whether to start counselling with me.

My approach is integrative, but Person-Centred at its core. This means I offer a non-judgemental, non-directive but empathic and supportive space for my clients to explore the thoughts and feelings they would like to.  I believe building a trusting therapeutic relationship enables clients to explore the issues they choose and find clarity and resolve that they may need.  

I have experience working with anxiety, depression, life-altering or life-limiting illnesses, neurodivergence, personality disorders, trauma, sexual abuse, relationship issues, self-esteem and self-worth issues, bereavement and living grief as well as a whole range of other experiences that life may bring.
Research shows that truly listening to clients and understanding each unique perspective, without judgement can lead to increased self-esteem and self-worth, self-directed change and an increased sense of well-being.

I hold a current Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate (DBS).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BACP Proficiency to Practice
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies – Passed
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs

Additional information

I offer Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions and short term face to face work.

I work in Maidstone and Kings Hill, West Malling or online. There is a waiting area and free parking available.

When I work

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Further information

I offer a 20 minute free, introductory telephone call or Zoom call to explore what has brought you to counselling and so you can find out about me and my way of working. 

If you would then like to begin counselling we can arrange a time for you. Each session is 50 minutes and can be in person or online.

West Malling, Kent, ME19

Maidstone, Kent, ME16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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