Anna Clifford MSc Counselling Psychology, MBACP reg.
The Practice Rooms
39 Cotham Hill
57-59 High Street
I am a BACP qualified and registered Counsellor with experience of helping people to explore their issues within a safe and non-judgemental environment. I use an integrative approach which means that I draw from a range of psychological therapies as each individual has different experiences and needs. At the heart of this is a person-centred foundation 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
Some of the areas in which I have experience in include: Relationship issues, life transitions, self-esteem, identity, stress and depression, anxiety disorders, body image issues, and anger management. I have a particular interest and specialism in working with family relationships, self-identity and life transitions.
I understand that making the decision to come for counselling can be a big step and finding the right counsellor for you is important. 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 at Cotham Hill (just off Whiteladies Road), Westbury-on-Trym and Clifton Village but can also offer sessions in Bath centre.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and hold 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 am also a member of CAPPP (Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice)
I endeavour to undertake continuing professional development courses to inform my practice. This training has included;
- Working with and supporting bereaved children and young people - Winstons Wish
- EFT Practical Training Course- Coaching & Therapy for Harmony
- Bristol Ideal training- 4YP Bristol
- Foundation in Mindfulness-based Cognitive therapy- University of East Anglia
- Carer awareness training- Carers Support centre
I specialise in therapeutic work with young adults, in particular with those in education
I have worked primarily with young people aged 11-25 in schools and universities, but have also worked in a GP surgery with adults.
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 5 years I 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Academic and Pastoral Mentoring support.
Young Carers Support
Education and University related issues
I am also fully First aid trained.
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I charge £40 per session payable each session. Sessions from Clifton Village are charged at £45 to cover travel costs.
Introductory sessions are offered at £20.
Reduced rates are available depending on circumstances . Please do feel free to ask me about this and we can discuss further before or at our first session together.
I can offer counselling sessions from various locations across Bristol;
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have availability weekdays between 8.30am and 5pm and Saturdays between 10am and 4pm.
Types of client
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