Anna Colquhoun

Anna Colquhoun

11 Marshalsea Road
London
SE1

London
SE27

077630 66160

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About me

How counselling can help

Choosing a therapist you can talk to is essential to understanding the challenges you may be facing. My aim is to support you in the process of therapy and personal change. Maybe you are experiencing anxiety, or depression, or something in your life is feeling difficult right now. You may be noticing that you want to change some of the ways you have dealt with these experiences. I can help you to make sense of what’s happening and find ways to feel better about yourself. I understand that life can be challenging sometimes. I can support you to learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that you face.

Some of the areas I specialise in are:

·         anxiety

·         body image

·         depression

·         female experience

·         grief and loss

·         neurodiversity (autism, ADD, dyspraxia)

My background & training I trained as a therapeutic counsellor and have worked in long-term, low cost counselling, and in universities, working short term (6 weeks). I offer a relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy that integrates a number of therapeutic schools, including psychodynamic and person-centred approaches. For my dissertation I focused on mindfulness meditation in therapy. I have completed other training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Professional Accreditations I am a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) registered counsellor and psychotherapist and a British Psychological Society (BPS) registered graduate member.

What to expect My approach to therapy is integrative and relational. As an integrative therapist I take aspects of theory from across different therapeutic models and apply them according to what meets my client’s needs. I am trained in Clarkson’s five therapeutic relationship model, which emphasises the need for a healthy therapeutic relationship, founded upon Roger’s core therapeutic conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. The therapeutic relationship has been evidenced to be the most impactful contributing factor to any successful therapy and so I will regularly check in with you and encourage feedback.

Free consultation

Get in touch today to book a free consultation.

Locations

I work in London Bridge on Mondays and Fridays, and in West Norwood on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Masters in Therapeutic Counselling which is British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited and a BSc Psychology which is British Psychological Society recognised. I am a member of the BPS and the BACP.

With experience in both open-ended and short-term work, I’ve helped my clients understand their experiences and make changes to their lives.  I have experience, and an interest, in working with women, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, isolation, gender diversity and neurodiversity.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Neurodiversity
  • Identity issues
  • Grief and loss

Therapies offered

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  • London Bridge
  • West Norwood

Fees

My current fees are:

15 minute introductory consultation online/telephone only: Free
50 minute ongoing  weekly therapy appointment: GBP £65
Monthly bookings: 10% discount

I ask that payment is made by debit/credit card or PayPal prior to each appointment via the book online section of the website. A receipt via email will be sent automatically from the payment system.

I offer a 10% fee reduction if clients book and pay in advance for a block of four or more sessions. We can discuss this during the first one or two sessions to see if it is the right approach.​

I also work voluntarily in the state education system one day a week.

Rescheduling & Cancellation Policy

Clients usually reserve the same appointment time on a recurring weekly basis.

I operate a one week rescheduling and cancellation policy, which means that I will not charge any fee if you give notice of one week or more. If you cancel with less than one week’s notice, I charge the full fee.

Further information

I want you to feel that the space I provide is welcoming and supportive. I work in private practice four days a week and voluntarily one day a week. My approach is integrative and draws on psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioural approaches. The therapeutic relationship is at the core of my work. Therapy works on an open-ended basis, depending on what you need.

I follow the BACP ethical framework for the counselling professions.

Maps & Directions

London, SE1
London, SE27

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

London Bridge has wheelchair access West Norwood does not have wheelchair access

Availability

London Bridge: Mondays and Fridays

West Norwood: Mondays, Tuesdays (am), Wednesdays (am), Thursdays (am)

Types of client

Adults