Anna Elston

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BSc (Hons) Addictions Counselling, PGCE, MNCPS (Accred)
Available for new clients
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Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1PL
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Whether it’s gambling, social media, pornography, compulsive shopping, countless hours spent at work, substance misuse or drinking to cope, all of these share the same root: an unmet need stemming from emotional pain.

I can help you get to the heart of the hurt, find your resilience and reconnect with the joy in your life.

I offer a one-to-one, confidential counselling service both online and in-person. I understand first-hand how scary it is to reach out for help. But the good news is, you’ve taken the first step. Email or phone me to arrange a free, 15-minute initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I obtained a 1st Class Honours Degree in Addictions Counselling from The University of Bath. I am also an accredited member of the National Counselling  Society (MNCPS Accred). I received a solid training foundation at Clouds House in Wiltshire, where I was on placement for a year. I have worked as Addictions Counsellor at Action on Addiction (now Forward Trust) and Providence Projects in Bournemouth, and as Senior Coordinator for the Amy Winehouse Foundation Resilience Programme. I facilitate interpersonal group therapy for both the clients and their family members. I am proficient at leading relapse prevention workshops and providing 1:1 counselling, having had responsibility for a caseload of clients in both structured day programmes and residential treatment settings. I now have both worldwide and UK-based clients on my private practice caseload. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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£70.00 - £90.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Payment must be received in advance. 
List of concessions above.  

When I work

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Practice Address: Wessex Health Network, 17 Stour Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1PL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

Offering a discounted fee for a limited time. Trained at the Centre for Supervision and Team Development in London by Robin Shohet and Joan Wilmot.

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