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Anna Reali MBACP, BPC

Cambridge, CB1
07838 529957 07838 529957 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a fully qualified and experienced psychodynamic therapist and supervisor.

I specialise in working in HE, and with children, young people and their families. Issues I encounter in my daily practice are varied and include depression and anxiety, self-esteem, parental separation, illness in the family and bereavement.

I have a particular interest in interpersonal and relationship issues, life transitions (starting University or a new job, moving to a new country, adapting to a new culture), issues to do with wellbeing in the study- or workplace, such as stress and anxiety at work, redundancy, relocation.

My therapeutic approach is broadly psychodynamic, but interventions are always adapted to the individual needs of my clients. I pay attention to what may be going on under the surface and to the ways past experiences can shape our current lives. Most importantly, I aim to develop a therapeutic relationship that is collaborative, caring and trusting.

As we go through different stages in our life we experience challenges and transitions, some of which we may struggle to understand and manage. Our development as individuals and the process of self-awareness that comes with it are far from linear.

Counselling can offer a safe space in which to explore what is getting in the way, so that we can come up with options and a renewed sense of purpose and direction in our life.

I have first-hand experience of working in schools, academies and HE across London and Cambridge. I have been a team leader for the charity Blue Smile in Cambridge and have worked in the student counselling service at the University of Westminster in London. I am currently the welfare adviser and student counsellor at Queens' College, Cambridge.

Therapy with young people focusses on a variety of issues, both personal and study-related, such as exam anxiety, procrastination, low mood, life transitions, relationship issues and self-esteem. I am trained in short-term, focussed work with students and staff and welcome referrals from Colleges and Universities.

Central to my approach to working with children is the use of art materials, as a tool to facilitate the expression of emotions and experiences that may otherwise remain unspoken or unprocessed.

I have supervision for all my practice and I have engaged in recognised CPD activities each year since qualifying. I am fluent in English and Italian and happy to work in both languages.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP, accredited register no. 048611) and with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).
  • Accredited Diploma in Supervision, Cambridge Supervision Training.
  • MSc with Distinction in Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Adolescents at Birkbeck College, London. Member of the Birkbeck Counselling Association
  • 'Couples as Parents and Parents as Couples' (3-months course), Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust
  • Advanced Training in Group Processes, OPUS, London
  • Prior to training as a therapist I worked in Higher Education as a teacher, supervisor and translator.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Psychoanalytic Council

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.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

My fee is £60 for a 50-minutes session. I offer concessions to trainee counsellors/therapists and students. Please ask when making an enquiry.

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I offer individual and group supervision to trainees, qualified counsellors/therapists and other practitioners working in HE, charities and in the helping professions, such as teaching, student support, coaching and nursing.

As a qualified supervisor, I strive to work collaboratively and encouragingly, using my experience and intuition to support my supervisees, helping them as they develop as reflective practitioners.

I currently supervise for the Cogwheel Trust in Cambridge.

My fee for one-to-one supervision is £55 (1 hour) and £70 (1.5 hour). Fees for group supervision: please make an enquiry.

I also offer coaching to parents of children and young people to help with the challenges they may encounter especially at times of transition and change; and training in Mental Health and Education.

Some of the workshops I facilitated cover issues such as: Developing Mentoring in School; How to Manage Difficult and Sensitive Conversations with Children; What is Childhood Wellbeing; Child and Adolescent Development; Mental Health in HE.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like further information.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Italian

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Families

Supervision

I offer individual and group supervision to trainees, qualified counsellors/therapists and other practitioners working in HE, charities and in the helping professions, such as teaching, student support, coaching and nursing.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Anna Reali MBACP, BPC

Anna Reali MBACP, BPC