The Counselling Room
Unit 10, Fisher Street Galleries
Hi, I am Anna Lythgoe and hopefully I can offer you a taster of my services and approach to counselling. Deciding to start working with a counsellor can feel like a huge step and choosing the right person is vital. I am an experienced, well qualified and most importantly caring Person-Centred Counsellor based in Carlisle. I can offer you a confidential space to talk and reflect without judgement or pressure. My way of working focus' very much on the uniqueness of each client - there is no one size fits all but a fresh and flexible approach.
The benefits of having a space just for you in which you work closely with a professional qualified to support and empower you are enormous. The sessions will be led by your needs and at a pace and challenge comfortable for you.
My experience is wide-ranging and includes work with adults, young people, children and families. I have experience of working in the charity sector, NHS and have set up both secondary and primary school counselling services. My private practice encompasses work with adults, young people, and children as well as working with families and schools where helpful.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to their professional Code of Ethics and Conduct. I hold professional Insurance and have my CRB checks regularly updated. I maintain my professional standards by attending regular clinical supervision with a BACP registered supervisor.
My qualifications include :
- BA (Hons) First Class - Counselling Studies - Trauma, Attachment and Loss
- UAD in Counselling Studies
- National Diploma (HE) in Counselling
- Level 3 Safeguarding
- Level 4 CAADA Safeguarding Children Living with Domestic Abuse
- Supervision Qualification ( trained with Jenny Biancardi)
- Workshop facilitator ( Confidence and Well Being)
- Staff training ( Mental health Issues and Service evaluation tools)
I have experience of working in a wide range of settings and enjoy working with all ages of client. My experience as a teacher for almost twenty years and in the charity sector for nearly five years has given me the opportunity to help clients explore and resolve many areas of difficulty as can be seen from list of 'Areas of counselling I deal with', below.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
For an individual counselling session my fees are £50 for one hour. The initial session is charged at the same rate with there being no obligation to continue after the first session.
Supervision fees are £50 for an hours supervision session.
There are some concessionary rates available for students - please enquire further for details.
I am also able to offer Supervision to other counsellors and professionals.My experience of working with children and young people and also of working with adults and families mean I have a wide experience to draw on.
I provide a supportive, collaborative space to explore all aspects of the work you do. Together we can attend to your process and identify patterns, explore ethical and theoretical factors to enhance the work you are doing with clients.
I find great value in working creatively in both my supervisory and counselling roles and if you are comfortable reflecting on your practice through mediums such as creative writing, art, play and psychodrama they will be offered during our sessions. Illuminating and deepening your understanding of the challenging work you do is always my priority and is an exciting journey to take together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I can offer both daytime and some evening appointments from Monday to Friday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer supportive and reflective supervision to fellow counsellors and other caring professionals. My long experience of working with children and young people and also woth adult and family clients mean I have a wide experience to draw from.View supervision profile