Anna Masters, HE Dip. Person Centred Couns. MBACP- Humanistic Counselling
Welcome to Humanistic Counselling, my name is Anna. I'm trained in the Person Centred approach and my qualifications are accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am a registered member of the BACP (www.bacp.co.uk) but first and foremost I am a human being with a broad variety of life experiences.
Humanistic Counselling values the unique experiences and personality of each client. I offer an empathic and confidential service in a safe and non-judgemental environment working with adults at their own pace. I aim to promote positive change through building a genuine therapeutic relationship.
My Core Belief: I believe that increased self-awareness along with complete self-acceptance is the key to moving forward away from psychological distress and closer towards your ideal self. If the true self is denied or forgotten this can lead to a disrupted state of well-being. I feel it is most beneficial to walk alongside a client on their journey to the true self.
Why Person Centred Talking Therapy?
Whether you're struggling with depression, the weight of past experiences or you wish to explore current issues that are leaving you feeling overwhelmed and anxious; talking therapy may be effective for you. Some people find it easier to talk with a unbiased ear outside of their friend/family support network.
This client centred work is based in Carl Roger's theory of providing the Core-Conditions within a therapeutic setting. These include non-judgemental, genuine and empathic responses to client experiences. The therapeutic conditions create a non-directive environment geared towards building confidence and therefore facilitating change. This non-interpretative approach is rooted in the belief that each individual holds an innate ability to be the architect of their own destiny. By learning to draw on our inner capacity for resilience each of us have within us the resources to deal with whatever life presents. I firmly believe when we feel understood, accepted and validated under the right conditions we can reach our full potential and begin to trust in ourselves.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BACP accredited counselling qualification from University Centre Colchester:
Diploma of Higher Education in Person Centred Counselling
CPD Certificate- Peter Levine PhD on Trauma: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
Introduction to Domestic Violence Certificate
Counselling Skills- Level 2
Clients come to counselling for a number of reasons to explore their feelings and experiences spanning many different issues. I have experience in working with depression, anxiety and fear, bereavement, loss and grief, low self-esteem, stress and the impact of physical illness on mental health.
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
If you would like to book a session to discover if talking therapy is right for you- please email me. I will always do my best to arrange an appointment that suits you.
I offer counselling online and over the telephone.
My fee is £35 per session.
Concessions offered for
The BACP promote safe, ethical and professional practice in the counselling profession. They strive to raise and maintain professional standards by supporting counsellors in their competency as well as client concerns. This includes complaints regarding unethical and unprofessional practice. As a registered member I adhere to the BACP's ethical framework and code of conduct. I am committed to delivering a quality and professional service.