Anna Clifford BSc (Hons), MSc Counselling Psychology, MBACP reg.
The Practice Rooms
39 Cotham Hill
The Practice Rooms
24 Regent Street
I am a BACP Registered Counsellor with experience of helping people to explore their issues within a compassionate and non-judgemental environment. I use a person-centered approach at the heart of counselling as I believe each person is the best 'expert' of themselves and has the resources within themselves to resolve difficulties they are facing when provided with the right environment to explore them. You can read more about person-centred therapy here; http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/person-centred-therapy.html.
When useful, I may also draw from other therapy approaches such as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) or Solution focussed therapy (SFT); which may be helpful in targeting specific difficulties such as phobias or anxious feelings.
I have experience working with adults and young people in various areas of the community; including schools and surgeries.
I specialise in therapeutic work with teenagers and young adults, in particular with those in education.
I will offer a warm, non-judgemental and reflective space for you to explore your experiences and we will work together to make sense of them. I understand that making the decision to come for counselling can be a big step and finding the right counsellor for you can be a process. Please do get in touch via phone or email for an initial chat as this may help you decide if you would like to book a first appointment.
I am primarily based in Clifton Village and Cotham Hill but can also offer sessions in Bath and Westbury-on-trym.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology with Merit from the University of Keele and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Bath Spa University.
I have worked primarily with young people aged 11-25 in schools and universities, but have also worked in a GP surgery with adults. Some of the areas in which I have experience include: relationship troubles, stress and depression, anxiety disorders, body image issues, and anger management.
After completing my counselling training, I worked in a large secondary school as a counsellor for a year in Norfolk before relocating to Bristol. For the past 4 years I have worked in a large secondary school as a Pastoral Mentor- providing social, emotional and behavioural support to young people. I have significant experience supporting Young Carers having been the Young Carer Lead for 3 years. In private practice I have worked with university students and young adults and additionally have worked as an academic mentor to university students.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Academic and Pastoral Mentoring support.
Young Carers Support
Education and University related issues
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I charge £40 per session, payable each session. Introductory sessions are offered at £20. Reduced rates are available depending on circumstances which we can discuss at a first meeting.
I can offer counselling sessions from various locations across Somerset;
Bath City Centre
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have availability weekdays between 9am and 5pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|