Anna Dow BSc (Hons) UKCP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Are you feeling anxious depressed or confused and finding it hard to cope? Are you struggling with feelings that are overwhelming? Are you feeling stressed or angry and cannot understand why?
I am a fully qualified and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor and together we can explore these feelings that are making your life difficult.
I offer a confidential, non-judgemental, safe environment in which to explore your thoughts, emotions and behaviour and can offer both short and longer-term therapy depending on your needs. I work with adults of all ages, orientations and backgrounds, who come with a wide variety of challenges and experiences. I am also a qualified couples counsellor.
As an Integrative Counsellor I draw upon a range of skills and theories in my practice. I feel that leads me to a greater understanding of the issues you want to address. Each person has a unique set of feelings and life experiences. Psychotherapy aims to develop an understanding of difficult emotions and experiences with the aim of relieving distress and encouraging change.
I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, mental health issues, low self-esteem and confidence, relationship issues, self-harm, suicidal thoughts as well as various types of addiction.
Please call or email me to set up an initial session. If you feel counselling might be helpful and are comfortable with us working together then we can organise further sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology (Durham)
BSc (Hons) Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Middlesex)
Certificate in Mindfulness
Certificate in Couples counselling
Other areas of training:
- Anxiety & Depression
- Trauma training including panic attacks and flashbacks
- Creative approaches to Therapy
- Loss and Bereavement
- Safeguarding- Young People and Vulnerable Adults
- Self Harm
- Child Development and Attachment
- Dealing with Conflict/Anger
- NORCAS training on working with Addictions
- Mind training on Mental Health First Aid Certificate.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Human Givens psychotherapy
- Humanistic therapies
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Sessions are £40 and last £50 minutes
Couples sessions are £50 or £75 for 1.5 Hrs
A limited number of concessions are available for students and people on low wage.
I am guided by the UKCP ethical framework, am fully insured for practice, hold a current enhanced DBS for my work with vulnerable adults, and undertake regular professional supervision and continued professional development.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
weekdays 10-8 and Saturday mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|