Anna Morgan - Integrative Counsellor and EMDR therapist.
What to Expect during Counselling and Psychotherapy
When you make contact via telephone or email, I will reply as soon as possible. We will then arrange a time that is mutually convenient to meet for our first session.
The first session is an opportunity to talk about the difficulties you are experiencing, I will ask questions to get a fuller understanding of your situation, you will also have the chance to ask me any questions you have about counselling and the way I work. This meeting provides a space for you to decide if I am someone you want to work with and for me to decide if I am the best person to help you.
If we decide to work together, we will agree the focus for our work and arrange a regular time to meet for sessions. These sessions maybe short term, long term, or ongoing therapy.
My Integrative approach enables me to work with flexibility, tailoring the therapy to work with the issues you bring. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space. where in time you will feel able to open up and communicate at a personal and intimate level. I have a strong belief that therapeutic change is enabled through the relationship that builds between the therapist and client. Through this unique experience of relationship you will gain insight into your thoughts, feelings and emotions.
I will offer you the opportunity to:
Explore and work through unresolved past experiences, allowing you a greater sense of freedom in the present.
Think about the relationship you have with yourself enabling you to develop self awareness and recognise your own needs.
Explore the role you play in the relationships you have.
Challenge negatives beliefs you hold about yourself.
Make sense of the thoughts and feelings that are causing you difficulty, enabling you to feel more in control of you life.
My experience has shown me that counselling can not change a painful past but it can help give people a greater depth of understanding and self acceptance. When an individual gains acceptance of themselves self esteem and confidence grow and life changes occur. My aim is to empower you to achieve psychological growth.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor, an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Of central importance to my work is respect for confidentiality and to work within ethical standards set out by BACP. I am committed to on-going professional development and frequently attend courses to enhance my work .
I trained as an integrative counsellor, studying various therapeutic methodology. This means that I am able to mould my approach around a particular client’s needs with sensitivity and flexibility.
I am also an EMDR practitioner fully accredited by EMDR UK and Ireland / EMDR Europe.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing and is a form of psychotherapy that enables people to recover from the symptoms and emotional distress that are a result of disturbing life experiences.
The EMDR procedure was originally developed by a clinical psychologist named Francine Shapiro and used in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. EMDR has been increasingly used successfully over the years to treat grief, phobias, test and performance anxiety, recovery from sexual abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, panic, anger, pain, jealousy, sexual dysfunction, low self esteem and lack of confidence.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.