Anna Keen, MBACP Accred.
Maidstone Community Support Centre
39-48 Marsham Street
07738 197739 / 07738 197739
Hi and welcome to my profile.
I am a fully-qualified and experienced BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) psychotherapeutic counsellor in Maidstone. I provide counselling, psychotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming (EMDR) for individuals and organisations. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental relationship in which you can explore personal or difficult issues that may be causing you distress.
My professionally accredited training and experience enables me to work with clients on a short-term focused or goal-orientated basis, as well as an open-ended longer term basis to enable us to explore personal challenges at a deeper level. It is so important for you to have a robust connection with your counsellor and that is why we meet for an initial assessment so that you can make sure you feel comfortable working with me. Not only can we talk about what is troubling you, but also what may be blocking progression and any feelings about personal change. Counselling is a fluid process and can be challenging at times but you will find the best results through your commitment and engagement.
I will only work on a face-to-face basis, as this is proven to be the most effective form of therapy. If you are experiencing distress with one particular issue or a combination of different issues, please contact me to discuss how counselling, psychotherapy or EMDR can help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Higher National Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2004
Practitioner's Certificate in Working with Addictions and Eating Disorders 2010
EMDR Level 1 - November 2013
EMDR Level 2 - January 2014
EMDR Level 3 and 4 - March 2014
In addition to my main training, I am always continuing my professional development with reading, attending courses and workshops and writing articles. Below are some of the courses and workshops I have attended:
Living and Working with Dissociation
Affairs within Relationships
Brief Couples Therapy
Working with One Half of a Couple
Anger, Rage and Relationship
Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive Therapy and Depression
Introduction to Psychosexual Issues
Trauma and its Aftermath
Extensive post-qualification experience working with adult individuals within organisations and private practice. I have always worked with people from different backgrounds and cultures and am aware of issues of equality and discrimination.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Photos & videos
Initial assessment session for private clients - £30 for 50 minutes
One to one counselling sessions - Maidstone £40.00 each session (50 minutes). Evenings (after 5pm) = £50.00
I have worked with people whose counselling has been funded through health insurance companies such as BUPA, Benenden and Simply Health. I am a registered counsellor with Workplace Wellness (formerly Right Corecare), Workplace Options, CiC, Ceridian LifeWorks, Carecall, PAM Assist and PAM Wellbeing who offer counselling through the workplace via Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). I am also happy to take referrals directly through employers who do not have an EAP.
Initial assessment sessions and all counselling/EMDR sessions are 50 minutes long and usually take place weekly.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|