About me

You may be exploring these pages knowing exactly why you are looking for help. Or, you might feel something is just not quite right. Either way, you are probably feeling uncomfortable and know something needs to change. By seeking out someone to help, you are beginning to take control of that discomfort. You are giving yourself permission to not be OK and, while it might not feel like it right now, that’s one of the most powerful things you can do for yourself.

Trying to figure everything out on your own can be hard, so we will explore what’s going on for you, together, in conversation. I can help you understand why you might be feeling the way you do, and what – if anything – needs to change in your life for it to be better for you.

I am a professionally qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor; I choose to call myself a Therapeutic Counsellor.

Technically, I am known as an Integrative Practitioner; this simply means I integrate different counselling theories and techniques according to your specific needs. For example, I might use Psychodynamic theory (to explore your past and patterns); I will always use a Person-Centred approach (keeping you at the heart of our sessions); and we could use all sorts of different techniques (such as solution-focused, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or coaching methods) to help.

You’ve done well to take the first step; I can help you when you are ready to take the next.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (MBACP 00923645). I currently work in private practice, see clients as a Counsellor for college students, and at an addiction day centre.

I have experience working with

  • Addiction & addictive behaviours
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness & boundary setting
  • Bereavement, grief & loss
  • Career, work & study issues
  • Depression
  • Gender identity & sexuality
  • Relationships
  • Self esteem & confidence
  • Self-harm
  • Shame & guilt
  • Stress

I hold the following qualifications:

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
  • MSt Sustainability Leadership / BA (Hons) International Marketing

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£55 per 50-minute session

Further information

I usually offer a choice between working face-to-face, online or on the phone as I am qualified to work in all three ways. During the Coronavirus pandemic, I operate according to Government guidelines for my area. We can chat about what works best for you when we first speak.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

I offer sessions at flexible times during weekdays and evenings (Monday - Friday midday)

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Anna Chapman

Anna Chapman