Anna Laslett-Borja, Online Integrative Counsellor MBACP
Reading this, I'd like to think that you have found a safe haven to come and explore what is most troubling you. I take special care in offering a calm and accepting space dedicated to helping you find a way forward. I work with what deeply affects you; traumatic memories and PTSD, bereavement and loss, anxiety and panic disorders, relationship difficulties, feelings of isolation, depression, sadness, vulnerability, uncertainty and fear. I am confident I can provide that much needed space where you can feel heard and, as a result, more in tune with yourself and how you'd like to live.
I specialise in helping adults, young people, older and younger teenagers manage overwhelming feelings of confusion, conflict and struggle through counselling. 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. I can use mindfulness practice to help you deal with stress and anxiety, helping to make things feel more manageable. I am also experienced in working with trainee counsellors.
I'd like you to feel confident that I will accept who you are with warmth and without judgement. I understand that you may feel uncertain, lack confidence or feel overwhelmed by your issue and I know that sharing your feelings in a safe space is so valuable. Taking that step to reach out takes courage and shows how much you want things to be better for you. And you deserve this.
I offer open-ended and short-term counselling, including a 6 week block of sessions, currently working 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 your feedback and we regularly talk together about how things are going between us.
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; 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 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 co-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.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per session (50 minutes). Fees are payable in advance via bank transfer.
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.