Could you imagine what life might be like if you were less anxious, more connected and more fulfilled? My name is Anna and together we can explore what might be holding you back from having a richer and more meaningful life. Sharing what hurts, feels scary or what matters with someone impartial can shed light and help uncover new things about yourself. Having regular therapy for a period of time can help us learn to value and accept ourselves which is key to changing aspects of our lives that are causing us pain. I became a therapist because my life was changed by having therapy. It requires some courage and commitment but can transform our lives.
I work and trained in an integrative way, which simply means drawing on a couple of different approaches - person centred theory, which recognises and values the individuality of the client and their capacity for growth and change and psychodynamic theory - which looks at how our early relationships and experiences inform our current patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving and relating.
Theory aside, finding the right therapist for you is the most important step, so if you have any questions please feel free to email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as an integrative counsellor, and received my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) in 2015. My placement while training was at Cranstoun, an addiction agency in London, supporting clients in their early recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. I continued at Cranstoun until August 2017, offering counselling to staff members. I have worked for the past 4 years in private practice at The Awareness Centre and now on Zoom. I am a registered member of the BACP.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am familiar with the 12 Step approach and may suggest clients attend meetings where applicable.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, I will be working exclusively on Zoom. Please email me to discuss availability or to arrange an initial session.
I have a background in performing arts, and understand some of the pressures and expectations of pursuing a creative career, and the impact of the profession on mental health and self-worth. I have an interest in and experience with working with addiction, co-dependence and emotionally abusive relationships. I am committed to continued personal development and growth.