Anna Laslett-Borja, Integrative Counsellor MBACP
As an Integrative Counsellor, I start with where you are, how you are feeling and work with you to see how I can help you. Being truly listened to is a powerful experience that we all need to feel a sense of well-being and peace with ourselves. This is what I can help you achieve, whatever your starting point and past experiences may be.
I offer a sensitive, empathic and non-judgemental approach in a calm space which allows you to be who you are. Having a lot of experience of dealing with diverse issues, I will be respectful and non-discriminatory, treating you with warmth and acceptance. I understand that the experience of sharing a problem can lessen the feeling of being overwhelmed by it, and create a sense of trust and confidence.
My specialist area is offering counselling and psychotherapy to adults, young people, older and younger teenagers using a wide variety of techniques. I am experienced in working with trainee counsellors. I work relationally and my approach combines Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive elements in a way that is tailored to you as an individual. I am trained in Mindfulness practice which I can incorporate into my service. Many of my clients have found this practice useful to deal with the stress and the flux of everyday life, as well as with specific issues such as anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.
I offer open-ended and short-term counselling, including a 6 week block of sessions, face-to-face and online. 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's not right for you. I value working in collaboration with you and will conduct regular reviews. During these, we consider how you feel about our work together and how you would like to move forward.
I look forward to meeting you and discussing your issue in 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; Certificate in Mindfulness Practice - Mindfulness Association; BA (Hons) - University College, London; PGCE in Secondary Education and PGCertificate in Educational Studies - Canterbury Christ Church University College.
As well as my private practice, my professional experience includes my current position as a Sessional Counsellor with the Student Support and Wellbeing Service at the University of Kent, Canterbury where I have worked for several years. As a trained teacher, I also hold the position of Counselling Lecturer at Inter-Psyche Training Institute where I tutor on the BACP Accredited Counselling Diploma Course.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and work to the BACP Code of Ethics. I hold a current DBS certificate which enables me to work with young and vulnerable people and I am practised in working with trainee counsellors.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£50 per session (50 minutes). As well as our contact time, this fee includes pre- and post-session preparation, personal indemnity insurance and administration costs, and the cost of professional supervision.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My counselling room is on the ground floor with one step to negotiate.
Types of client