Anna Rahimian - Children And Young People's Counsellor MBACP
I believe that counselling offers children a unique opportunity to explore their feelings and experiences in a new way. Through the use of art and play and a combination of child-led and directive work, I aim to help children tell their story, make sense of it and discover new ways of coping.
I work in a playroom full of toys and art materials. Play is the most natural way that children communicate and understand the world and so is a vital part of my work with children.
I have 10 years of experience of working therapeutically with children and qualified as a child and young people's counsellor in 2016. Alongside my private work, I am also a manager in children and young people's counselling and therapeutic support service working with children across Edinburgh.
It can feel daunting bringing your child to counselling and entrusting them to an adult that you don't know. It is important that you find a counsellor that you/your child feels comfortable with. In order to help you do this, I offer an initial appointment at a reduced fee of £15. This is a chance for you/your child to meet me and for me to understand more about the difficulties your child is facing.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People (Queen Margaret University, COSCA) 2016
- Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People (Middlesex University, COSCA) 2012
- BSc (Hons) Social Work (Edinburgh University) 2009
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
Initial Appointment - £15
Following sessions - £40 for a 50 minute appointment