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 so it is important that you feel relaxed and comfortable with your counsellor. Therefore, I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation to help you decide if you would like to work with me.
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 the 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
Counselling Skills Level 2
Introduction to Domestic Violence Certificate
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, Emotional and Sexual Abuse, Low Self-Esteem, Stress and Anger issues and the impact of Physical Illness on mental health.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
If you would like to book an initial 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 believe it is important for the success of the therapeutic process to meet for 1 hour each week when ever possible. However, I do not tie clients into contracts.
I work from a confidential and comfortable room from a location close to Felixstowe town centre. However, if you would prefer to hold sessions at your own home I am happy to offer home visits in Felixstowe, Trimley St Mary/St Martin and Kirton.
I offer a free initial 30 minute session.
My fee is £20 per session for 1 full hour of therapy.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm
Types of client