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I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor, and believe that to be genuinely heard and supported without judgement is immensely helpful in resolving and processing distressing feelings or traumatic life experiences.
I am warm, professional and easy to talk to and we work collaboratively to gently unravel, resolve and heal difficult feelings with the aim of getting you back on track with greater confidence to move forwards.
I qualified as a Person-Centred counsellor in 2011 and have additional training and experience working with adults, young people and children who have experienced trauma in their lives.
Primarily, our sessions involve talking together though we may also incorporate other therapeutic approaches to suit your individual needs. I have experience working with a broad range of issues that include: anxiety, depression, P.T.S.D, bereavement and mental health difficulties. Everyone is unique in their communication styles, and it can be helpful to explore methods from Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing or art within our sessions, if this feels appropriate.
As well as counselling privately ( www.spiralscounsellingservice.co.uk ), I also work for CLEAR-Emotional Trauma Therapy Specialists supporting children, young people and adults. I have been a Tai-Chi teacher for 30 years , am an Artist and parent.
I am practical and creative in my approach and have a wealth of meditation experience so am also comfortable to explore spiritual, religious or philosophical matters.
" I found (Anna 's) approach to be gentle and empathic and at the same time she challenged me to consider the areas that I needed to. Together we unravelled difficulties that I had faced in the past and considered them in the present and the future, a process that I found incredibly helpful and which also encouraged me to move forward as well as to face up to past issues. The counsellor was always reliable and flexible with timing the sessions and provided a safe and comfortable environment in which to explore some challenging issues. I would recommend Spirals Counselling Service to anyone wanting to move forward in their emotional thinking at a gentle and appropriate pace."
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 5 Post Qualifying Diploma in working Therapeutically with children and Young People
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Level 3 in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 in Counselling skills
- Level 3 Arts Development and Teaching
- BA (hons) Degree in Fine Art
- Teaching Qualification in T'ai- Chi and Chi-Kung (over 30 year's teaching experience with individuals and groups)
- Training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
- Training in Transactional Analysis
I have experience of working with a variety of issues including:
Anxiety disorder, depression, trauma, bereavement and loss, O.C.D, intrusive thoughts, low self esteem, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, self injury, suicidal thoughts, personal relationship issues, professional relationship difficulties, Bi-polar disorder, mental health difficulties, physical ill health, gender, substance misuse, eating disorders, traumatic life experiences, Complex P.T.S.D, life transitions around parenting, separation, changes in career or personal direction/growth, spirituality , self esteem.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Currently I am working through Zoom, WhatsApp video and phone and hope to return to face to face at some point.
No commitment required beyond the first session- I am happy to book an initial counselling session and you can see how you find it.
The length of counselling is very much lead by you through regular review and discussion, so our work together can either be short or long term.
£50 for an hour long session
I also offer some reduced rates in order to help those on low wages or students to be able access counselling.
I am very happy to answer any questions through a brief phone call, please feel free to phone or send me an email.
When I work
I am able to offer flexible times during weekdays , during daytime hours as well as some evenings I offer Counselling in Falmouth and I also have a counselling practice Penzance and Helston.
I am a Rigestered member of BACP and abide by their ethical framework for good practice. I receive regular supervision and continue to have further professional training to enhance and support my counselling practice.