Anna McNally

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Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 1SJ
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

Unhappy? Talking through whatever issues you are experiencing can provide much needed relief. I am an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist. This means I am flexible within my approach to an individual's struggles and am able to use various theoretical models to help clients gain insight, confidence and to move forward. I have a special interest in attachment, trauma and the relationship between our emotional and physical health. Alongside talking therapy, I offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is an evidence based technique used to treat trauma symptoms. In addition to private practice, I currently working within an Oncology and Palliative care department within the NHS, where I support individuals, couples and families through diagnosis, treatment, recovery and the dying process.

I believe a good therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client is essential for progress to be made and is central to my practice. Please view my website for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been an NHS healthcare professional since 2000 and worked as a therapist within the NHS since 2007. My relevant qualifications are:

  • MSc Applied Neuroscience (2022)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (2005)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2008)
  • EMDR (2016)
  • Diploma of Integrative Supervision of Individuals and Groups (2019)

I am accredited by the BACP.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

£60 per 50 minute session.

When I work


  • Mondays, some evenings and alternate Saturdays.


  • Wednesday day 

Further information

I am currently not taking on new clients

The Leigh Clinic, 84 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 1SJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Anna McNally
Anna McNally