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About me

I am a caring and empathetic trained Gestalt counsellor, I can empathise with how hard it must be for you to begin this process and get to this point.  I provide a safe space for you to be listened to and heard. My aim is to support you in your personal growth and managing the challenges that you are going through in your life. I can promise you that you are not alone in the counselling process with me, I am always right beside you. I have worked with many clients that have faced abuse, depression, anxiety and stress and together we have work through this pain to help you to feel safe and whole.

I work with all age groups, backgrounds, ethnicity and clients with a corporate background. I am available digitally and I also have a Covid safe space in Southend for face to face sessions.

Gestalt counselling focuses on raising your awareness in order to gain a better understanding of how your emotional and physical needs are connected. It allows you to be aware of your internal self which is the key to understanding why you react and behave in certain ways.

As a Gestalt counsellor I look at the whole person, not just the words. Together we seek to understand feelings, thoughts and behaviours. The aim is to free you from blocks that inhibit how you walk in the world.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained for 2 years at The Gestalt Centre in London and a further 2 years at The Albany Centre. I have a certificate in Humaistic Counselling, a Diploma in Professioanl Development and a Professional Diploma in Gestalt Counselling. 

I currently work with a womens centre, a trauma organisation and other counselling services where I have clients who have experienced a range of trauma.

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute initial meeting digitally or via telephone. Then my sessions are £50 for 50 minutes digitally or £55 for 50 minutes face to face. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Southend-on-Sea
Essex
SS1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp
Anna Conway-Cowin

Anna Conway-Cowin