Anna Clifford MSc Counselling Psychology, MBACP reg.

Anna Clifford MSc Counselling Psychology, MBACP reg.

The Practice Rooms
39 Cotham Hill
Redland
Bristol
Somerset
BS6 6JY

57-59 High Street
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol
Somerset
BS9 3ED

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The Practice Rooms
39 Cotham Hill
Redland
Bristol
Somerset
BS6 6JY

57-59 High Street
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol
Somerset
BS9 3ED

About me

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.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

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.

Photos & videos

  • Practice Space
  • Practice Space at Clifton Village
  • Entrance to the Cotham Hill Practice Rooms
  • Cotham Hill Practice Room
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Fees

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.

Further information

I can offer counselling sessions from various locations across Bristol;

Clifton Village

Cotham Hill

Westbury-on-Trym

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS6 6JY
Bristol, BS9 3ED

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I currently have availability weekdays between 8.30am and 5pm and Saturdays between 10am and 4pm.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme