Dr Anna Fairhurst
You may have a clear idea of the issues you are struggling with, or you may not be sure. I offer psychological therapy that can support you to explore, understand and make changes in relation to the difficulties you currently face. Some difficulties may be recent and linked to a specific events, others may be more longstanding with different influences. You may be feeling stressed, alone, anxious, unfulfilled, angry, stuck, empty or lost in some way. A supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationship can help you understand and overcome these problems.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist offering individual therapy work to adults experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, panic, stress, depression, self esteem and relationship problems. Clinical psychology is an extensive, professionally regulated training which specialises in a range of therapy approaches, which can be tailored to your needs. Short term focused therapy or longer term exploratory work are available.
It's important to find a therapist and type of therapy that fits with what you need. I can offer extended assessment/trial therapy sessions to help decide together what might help.
I am registered as a practitioner psychologist with the HCPC professional regulatory body.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with twenty five years experience as a psychologist at different grades working in the NHS. This includes delivering specialist psychological therapy interventions to people with severe mental health difficulties in community and inpatient environments. I have also been the psychology lead, line manager and supervisor for colleagues across a number of NHS services. I am experienced in group work, staff training, reflective practice and individual therapy.
In addition to my core clinical psychology doctorate training I have completed a two year diploma in Psychodynamic Approaches to Later Life at the Tavistock Clinic, a 3 year IEDTA accredited EDT therapy training (Experiential Dynamic Therapy) and an additional 3 year IEDTA accredited psychotherapy training in ISTDP (Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy). I attend regular professional development training events and receive regular clinical supervision.
I aim to create a safe and welcoming environment where you can share and explore the difficulties you are having. I have extensive experience of working with people with a range of complex emotional difficulties and welcome your enquiry to discuss possible therapy work together.
Bsc Psychology Degree-The University of Leicester
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology- Coventry and Warwickshire Universities
Diploma in Psychodynamic Approaches to Later Life - The Tavistock Clinic
IEDTA approved trainings in Experiential Dynamic Therapy and Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
My working days for for face to face therapy sessions are Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays between the hours of 9am and 3pm. I have some evening availability for online therapy and clinical supervision.
My fee is £75.00 per hour session or £110 for ninety minutes.
It can feel daunting to take the first step in finding a therapist that fits with what you need. If you would like to discuss an appointment for possible therapy work, please contact me via my private mobile or email address. If I am not available, you can leave a message and I will aim to make contact with you as soon as possible.
Once you have made contact I will offer you a brief telephone consultation to get some initial information about the difficulties you are experiencing and arrange an appointment.
My private practice is based in Aldridge, easily accessed by car or bus.