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MBACP (Accred)

About me

Hello, I'm Anna and I have a great wealth of experience working with adults of all ages, offering both counselling and psychotherapy.

I am a Registered Accredited Counsellor with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work both with individuals and couples offering time-limited and long-term support depending on your needs.

I use different approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and solution-focused therapy to help you work through a variety of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem as well as relationship difficulties, low self-esteem or improve the quality of your relationship.

If you would like to find out more about counselling, you can contact me either on the phone or via email and we can set up an initial telephone consultation (15 minutes) where I can answer any questions you may have. There is no obligation to book a counselling session after that.

Why emotional well-being matters.

When we think of counselling we normally see it as a last resort when everything else has failed and we don't know what else to do. Although counselling can be very helpful for people in a crisis, it also offers a unique opportunity for us to develop our emotional intelligence and learn new skills which will equip us to deal with what life throws at us more easily.

Most of us look after our physical wellbeing as well as we can: we go to the gym, try to follow a healthy diet. Hobbies and interests keep our minds alert and dynamic. Counselling can help us understand and harness our emotions to our advantage and through this can greatly enhance our quality of life.

I am particularly interested in working with stress.

Stress is a natural response to a perceived threat but when stress levels remain high for a considerable length of time, it can lead to anxiety and depression as well as a series of physical illnesses such as migraines, heart conditions, chronic pain or digestive problems. Learning our triggers and being able to adapt our emotional responses, can make a significant difference to our quality of life.

I also work with women going through the menopause to help them address their physical symptoms, the emotional upheaval that it can cause and to re-negotiate their intimate relationships for the future. I run regular introductory talks about these topics both in Morpeth and Newcastle.

I can help you, the first stage is for you to get in touch.

You can call, text or write an email - whichever you prefer. I will let you know what times and days are available and you decide when you would like to come along.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Couple Counselling with Relate
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling (CBT)
  • Accredited with BACP
  • 1 year working within student counselling services at Durham University
  • 6 years working within a GP surgery in Northumberland
  • Own private practice in Morpeth
  • Author of articles on emotional wellbeing
  • Spokesperson for BACP

Additionally, I have 7 years' experience working with couples and individuals at Relate North Tyneside. I have extensive experience of helping women and couples address the emotional symptoms of the menopause and develop a stronger relationship. I also develop and run a variety of workshops to address everyday issues which affect our quality of life; lack of assertiveness, self-esteem, anger.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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

- Assertiveness
- Emotional wellbeing during and after the menopause
- Workshops

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Fees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • AXA PPP
  • BUPA
  • Vitality

Additional information

If you are not sure whether counselling is for you, I offer a free initial telephone consultation (15 minutes). Do not hesitate to call with any questions you may have. There is no obligation to book a session after that.

  • Individual session (50 minutes)                £50
  • Couple session (50 minutes)                    £60

RECOGNISED PROVIDER WITH BUPA, AVIVA, AXA PPP HEALTHCARE AND VITALITY HEALTH. I ALSO WORK WITH VARIOUS EAP PROVIDERS AND OFFER EAP SERVICES TO SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED COMPANIES LOCALLY.

When I work

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Please contact me to check availability at each location.

Further information

Counselling during the pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live in unimaginable ways. For some of us, living with our family is a source of stability, for others a source of danger or additional stress. Some of us feel lonely as they spend lockdown on their own. Some grieve for the loss of loved ones and the impossibility of saying goodbye. For most of us, the emotional difficulties we were struggling with before will be magnified by the current circumstances.

Face to face counselling is no longer available and this has left many people feeling that they have no option but face their struggles alone.

Video counselling

As a consequence of the pandemic, I now work remotely using Zoom video connection. This is an option that offers many of the benefits of face to face sessions while keeping my clients and myself safe. Video counselling has some basic requirements:

  • A laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • A stable internet connection
  • A room in the house where you feel comfortable and have privacy.

There is no additional cost to use the software and no obligation to continue if you do not feel comfortable. Before your first session, I will email you some guidelines of how to get the best from your video counselling sessions.

Stannington, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61

Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair access in the Gosforth clinic

Additional languages

Italian

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