Anna Laslett-Borja BA DipIntegrative Counselling MBACP
Be assured that I offer a safe, confidential space to explore what is most troubling you. I take special care in offering a calm, accepting and non-judgemental place dedicated to helping you find a way forward.
I am qualified to help adults, young people, older and younger teenagers manage overwhelming feelings of anxiety, confusion, conflict and struggle through counselling, face-to-face and online.
You may be worried about what the future holds for you in these uncertain times or you may be supporting a loved one in times of trouble. I can help you find the strength to cope.
Uniquely for you, I work with what most deeply affects you:
- Anxiety and panic disorders
- Feelings of isolation, depression, sadness, uncertainty and fear
- Relationship difficulties and intimacy issues
- Traumatic memories and PTSD
- Bereavement and loss
- Family conflict and abusive relationships
Taking that step to reach out takes courage and shows how much you want things to be better for you. And you deserve this.
My focus is a relational approach that works with you by combining Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive elements to suit who you are and what you need. To support your mental health, I offer guidance in Mindfulness and Self-Compassion practice to help you deal with stress and anxiety, helping to make things feel more manageable.
As an experienced educationalist and trainer, I work successfully with students and trainee counsellors.
I offer open-ended and short-term counselling, including a 6 week block of sessions. We have an initial session during which we can talk through your issues, expectations and hopes and where you can ask any questions you may have. Then we decide together on the way forward for you. There is no obligation to continue if it doesn't feel right for you.
I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation if you'd like to find out more. I look forward to meeting you and discussing your issue in safety and confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional qualifications include:
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited) - Inter-Psyche Training Institute
CPCAB Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People - Place2Be
Mindfulness Practice Certificate - Mindfulness Association
BA (Hons) - University College, London
PG Certificate in Secondary Education - Canterbury Christ Church University College
PG Certificate in Educational Studies - Canterbury Christ Church University College
Solution Focused Brief Therapy short course
As well as my private practice, my professional experience includes my current position as a Counsellor with the Student Support and Wellbeing Service at the University of Kent. My experience as an Educationalist and Place2Be School Counsellor give me insight into the issues faced by teenagers. I hold the position of Counselling Lecturer on the BACP Accredited Counselling Diploma Course at Inter-Psyche Training Institute and am able to offer counselling to trainee counsellors.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £50 for an individual 50-minute session. Fees are payable in advance via bank transfer. Please contact me for further details.
Concessions offered for
As an Integrative Counsellor, my commitment to you is as follows:
Our work will involve a therapeutic conversation and we will look at how your thoughts, emotions and behaviour interact, and how they may be influenced by core beliefs or past experiences. My role is to work with you to identify the most helpful shifts in thinking or behaviour and support you in the process of making changes. We may agree some thinking to be done between sessions.
During our sessions, you will be the focus of my attention. I will value you as a unique person, and as an equal.
After an initial assessment, the focus of our work and the outcomes we set to work on will be decided by you, with my input. This may involve time spent talking about your experiences in order to understand how they are impacting you and what needs to change. This will form the basis for some specific outcomes for our work and we will refer back to this on a regular basis, to see if the focus of our work is still relevant and make any adjustments if necessary.