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Anna De Sousa, Counselling And Integrative Arts Therapy

Crickhowell NP8 & Abergavenny NP7
07738276735 07738276735
Crickhowell NP8 & Abergavenny NP7

About me

Hi and welcome to my profile. I offer one to one counselling and Integrative Arts Therapy to adults, teenagers and children from the age of 9.

What is Integrative Arts Therapy ?
Integrative Arts Therapy means that we can use a variety of arts including painting, sandtray, movement, puppets, story telling, clay and poetry to help us explore difficult feelings, emotions or life situations.

How can it help ?
Creating something visual can help us to see a problem in a different way. Images, symbols and metaphor can give us a new language and bring us insight and understanding to situations where words alone may be limiting. It can be helpful for those who find it difficult to express how they feel, or words have become a way to avoid or block feelings. The arts can help us to feel more confident, help us acknowledge parts of ourselves considered unworthy or unlikeable and allow us to feel more present and in the moment.

Do I need to be good at art ?
You do not have to be good at art. Scribbles, lumps of clay, splodges of paint, or even just tearing up bits of paper are all forms of creatively expressing yourself. It's not about producing something beautiful , it's about using materials, colours or movement to help you express feelings. My role is not to interpret what you do but to help you find your own meaning and ways through situations.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, Integrative Approach. (Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural therapy)

Diploma in The Therapeutic And Educational Application of the Arts

Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision.

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have been qualified as a Counsellor since 2002 and have worked in a variety of settings including Universities, Drug and Alcohol Projects, Youth Services and Secondary Schools. I supervise other counsellors and occasionally run wellbeing workshops using creative mediums. I frequently participate in training and workshops to develop my work. I have regular and ongoing supervision to ensure I practice safely and ethically.

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


  • Counselling Sessions are £40 per hour, this includes initial sessions.
  • Concessions are available for trainee counsellors,students or for individuals on lower incomes, please contact me to discuss options.
  • Counselling Supervision is £48 per session.
  • Appointments available day time and early evening.

Further information

If you would like to arrange an appointment or for further information please contact me via e-mail at anna.i.desousa@gmail.com, or by phone on 077382 76735.

The Wellness Room
Hatherleigh House
Hatherleigh Place

Bridge Therapies
2 Riverside Business Centre
New Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Portuguese


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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 user access Unspecified


Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays

Types of client

Young people
Anna De Sousa, Counselling And Integrative Arts Therapy

Anna De Sousa, Counselling And Integrative Arts Therapy