Anna Dyson

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MBACP BA Hons Integrative Adolescent Counsellor
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Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 0DU
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is Anna and I specialise in counselling teenagers and young adults. I have over 15 years experience of working with young people in various capacities.

My role as an integrative counsellor is to work with each individuals needs, applying and adapting various theories, models and tools to help make the experience of counselling helpful and rewarding. As a member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapist) my practice must adhere to their strict code of ethics and rigorous guidelines. I am fully DBS checked (enhanced) and up-to-date on the latest safeguarding policies and procedures.

I believe the fundamental aspect of successful counselling is the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and client. Trust and safety need to be established to enable a young person to open up and feel safe enough to discuss painful life experiences, difficult situations past and present traumas. I offer an empathic, warm and friendly space.

My expertise allows me to apply the use of therapeutic arts in the counselling space. If desired, paint, pens, clay or sand tray can be offered and explored. Through the use of metaphor often deeper, reflective work can be experienced. I am passionate about helping young people process painful life experiences, helping them with the tools to apply in their everyday lives to enable them to make positive steps into their futures. My hope for the young people I work with is that they feel heard, accepted and end the work equip with tools to lead them into their futures.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Higher Level Diploma (L6) Counselling Teenagers using the Arts. Institute For Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE) 
  • Certificate in Counselling. WPF London
  • CPD Neurodiversity: The therapeutic encounter CYPF Conference BACP
  • Understanding Autism TQUK
  • Connecting with Angry, Violent and Highly Defended Children and Teenagers CCMH 
  • CPD Positive ways of working with challenging Teens CCMH 

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in working with teenagers 


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I charge £60 per 50 min session, payable by bank transfer within 24hrs of our session.

When I work

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Further information

What to expect

Free 20 minute initial consultation

An initial consultation allows us to discuss either over the phone or in person your young persons needs (or your own if over 18). This will help to determine whether I am the right person for you. This will give us an opportunity to talk through why counselling has been sought and any questions you may have. I will also enquire about your family set up and life to help me to contextualise and understand our starting point. If we feel further time is needed to discuss your requirements, a further charged consultation session can be arranged.

Short term and long term plans

In our initial consultation we will discuss plans, generally clients begin with a short term plan which usually consists of 8-12 sessions focusing on a particular issue. Depending on what arises, it may be offered to consider longer, open ended work.

On occasion, it may be helpful to meet with parents separately (if under 18) this can be beneficial in discussing systemic support that can help along side therapy. This is always with agreement of the young person.

23 Station Road, Digswell, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 0DU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)

Key details

DBS check

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Anna Dyson
Anna Dyson