Anna Pluck

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MBACP BSc (Hons) Psych - Counsellor/Psychotherapy Anxiety
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Birkenhead CH43 & Chester CH1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Living with anxiety can be a nightmare. There is the constant worry, racing heart and the feeling of dread in your stomach.  It can feel like being exhausted but too wired to sleep and lying awake at night, dreading the next day.  

Sometimes, avoiding the cause of the anxiety helps in the short term, but in the long run, this only makes it worse, and you end up worrying more.

You might have tried talking to friends and family, but perhaps they don’t understand and tell you to stop worrying (if you could - you would).  You might also fear that you are becoming a burden or, worse, starting to go crazy.

As a counsellor with a deep understanding of these challenges, I'm here to reassure you that you aren’t going crazy and can overcome this with the right help.

I have helped people with many forms of anxiety, including:

  • Social anxiety
  • Health anxiety
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Overwhelm and burnout
  • Menopause anxiety

Working with me is a collaborative journey built on trust and respect. I'll listen without judgment, gently challenge unhelpful thinking patterns, and equip you with practical tools to manage your anxiety.

Overcoming anxiety can look like feeling calm instead of being on red alert, finally having the confidence to apply for a new job, getting your social life back again or even just being able to sleep well again. Together, we set the right goals for you and work towards them.

I am an integrative counsellor, drawing from various techniques depending on your goals and preferences.  Techniques I might use are:

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to give you practical techniques to cope with anxiety and understand how your thoughts can affect your mood.
  • Person-centred therapy allows you to explore how your past could have contributed to how you feel about the world today.  For example, as a child you might have learned that you had to be “good” and now are stuck in a pattern of people pleasing.  Understanding that can help you choose new ways of relating to others in the future.
  • Hypnotherapy helps break unhelpful patterns and beliefs and replace them with new, more helpful ones.

My clients have discovered newfound freedom, finding that counselling has helped them feel calm again and live the life they want.  

I understand it can be hard to take the first step to seek help - I have been where you are now.

Ready to take the first step? Visit my website today to book a session directly or learn more about how I work.

Or grab a free 20 minute phone call to find out more.

Training, qualifications & experience

Before I became a counsellor, I fought my own battle with anxiety.  Through this, I realised that recovery from anxiety is possible and that I wanted to help others do the same.

Now, as a qualified counsellor with firsthand experience, I bring not just textbook knowledge but empathy and understanding cultivated from personal experience. I know the fear, the self-doubt, the debilitating whispers in your head. And I also know the incredible strength you hold as well.

I have a degree in Psychology and have trained in Counselling, CBT and Hypnotherapy.

I have a particular interest in the mind-body connection because I have seen and experienced how anxiety causes physical symptoms in the body and vice versa.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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.

Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute phone session for new clients

£55 per 50 minute session

£35  concession for low incomes

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Later evening/night slots available as online sessions only - not face to face

Further information

I understand it can be hard to take the first step to seek help - I have been where you are now.

Ready to take the first step? Visit my website today to book a session directly or learn more about how I work

Or grab a free 20 minute phone call to find out more about how I can help

Maritime House Business Centre, 16 Balls Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH43 5RE

7B Telford Court, Dunkirk Trading Estate, Chester Gates, Dunkirk, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 6LT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Counselling room is via stairs - I can by arrangement see you in a wheelchair accessible ground floor room - please let me know if you would like this. Additionally I can do home visits locally in Wirral area (travel cost applies) or work online

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Google Meet

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