Anna Meech (Reg.BACP)
I work integratively, drawing on person centred theory, which recognises and values the individuality of the client and their capacity for growth and change, and psychodynamic theory, looking at how our early relationships and experiences inform our current patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving and relating. I endeavour to create an atmosphere where my clients feel safe enough to be in touch with their feelings and to express them without fear of judgement. I believe the relationship between therapist and client is hugely important to the therapeutic process and work to establish a warm, sincere, honest and genuine connection with my clients. I believe the key to change is to learn to love and accept ourselves with all our flaws and vulnerabilities. I feel I learn as much from my clients as they do from me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as an integrative counsellor, achieving my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) in 2015. I undertook my clinical placement 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 2 years in private practice at The Awareness Centre. 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
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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.
I charge £60 for a 50 minute therapy session for individuals.
I balance a role as a legal PA in the City alongside my private practice work. 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 and co-dependence. I am committed to continued personal development and growth.