Anna Lewis-Brady (Dip Couns MBACP)
Hi, my name is Anna, I am a qualified counsellor trained to work with couples, teenagers, adults and specialise in bereavement, addiction, special needs, relationship problems and clients with other common mental health issues.
I know that sometimes life can become overwhelming. You may feel that you have no one to turn to, which could leave you feeling hopeless and confused. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, lost, angry, or perhaps struggling with a bereavement, relationship difficulties, addiction, or suffering from abuse and low self-esteem (to name a few examples of common life problems) - now could be the time to seek help from a counsellor as it's not easy to make sense of, or easy at all to cope with by yourself.
However, by considering counselling you will be taking the first step towards taking charge of your own future and, with my guidance and support, my aim is to work towards facilitating change, to help you to find your own ways of coping and a route to discovering a different perspective.
As the Dalai Lama said: “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”
It's often so hard to ask for help and you can feel that no one understands, or you may be too embarrassed to own up to your distress for fear of being judged.
My objective is to help you to navigate a way forward by listening to you in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental place where you feel able to explore your thoughts and feelings. This talking therapy helps to explore current issues, as well as past trauma and examine your current tools for coping. This often happens organically and the direction is driven by you.
Trust is imperative for a strong therapeutic bond to be established between us, as our relationship is the key to finding the tools to help you to 'see' a different path, thus enabling you to move forward by finding new ways of coping with what your life brings.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my profile. You've already come this far and evidently, have the strength and courage to look for ways to find the help and support you need to take the next step.
Please do call for a free, no-obligation chat. Giving you the chance to ask questions and to share some of your story with me before you decide whether you wish for us to go ahead and work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work integratively and am a qualified Psychodynamic and Person Centred Counsellor. Enabling us to explore either past traumas or current life difficulties - or a mixture of both, depending on each individual clients' needs.
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy
- CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 2 in Counselling Skills
- CPCAB Level 2 introduction into Counselling Skills
In addition to my private practice, I have clinical experience in various settings, such as: Bereavement counselling for individuals, as well as working with groups; Primary and Senior schools, working with pupils as well as staff; working for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation agency, offering counselling to adults recovering from addiction, as well as to their loved ones who need support in coping with the difficulties of living with an addict and couples work.
I have experience in working with clients who have a wide range of issues including:
- Loss and bereavement
- Stress and anxiety
- Relationship difficulties
- Low self-esteem
- Social anxiety
- Redundancy and work issues
- Learning difficulties - (dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and ADHD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Self harm
- Illness and disability
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Learning difficulties and special needs - Dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, ADHD. I have 20 years worth of experience in this area. I have studied the 'repercussions of dyslexia' as well as 'helping a dyslexia learner' and I am passionate about building and re-building self esteem by identifying strengths and learning to cope with a clients weaknesses - after all, we all have weaknesses.
£50 per session
Concession for counselling students - £35
Sessions last for 50 minutes
Please do contact me for an initial chat and to discuss availability for open-ended/long term or short term counselling.
A cancellation policy of 24 hours applies.
Free parking is available for clients and there is easy access by bus or British Rail (West Dulwich and Sydenham Hill - 5 min walk)
I am fully insured and a registered member of the BACP, abiding by their code of ethics and professional standards. I am also engaged in on-going professional and personal training and development, including regular supervision to ensure that my practice receives the best-informed care.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am fairly flexible but need some notice to book slot for therapy suite at Dulwich - please contact me to discuss - daytime (from 10am) or evening (last slot 8pm) - including weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|