Dr Anna Redding, BSc (hons), DClinpsy, HCPC, BABCP: Therapy & Supervision
(01420) 540220 / 07958 555834
Considering therapy can be a daunting experience. I will try my best here to alleviate any concerns and make the experience as easy as possible for you. I hope the information here goes some way to answering some of your questions and concerns, but if not, please do call or email me and I'll do my best to help.
As a Clinical Psychologist, I have trained to doctoral level in a range of evidence based approaches and models. This means that I can tailor and adapt therapy to best suit your individual needs, adapting models or working within 'pure' therapeutic models. To find out a little bit more about what the difference between a counsellor, psychologist and psychiatrist you can visit our website: http://www.avenuetherapies.com/who-we-are
I am also a co-founder of Avenue Therapies, a community practice of highly experienced, qualified Psychologists and Psychological Therapists. Our therapists work with a variety of difficulties and therapies, so if I am not able to offer what you need, one of our therapists will be able to! We offer clinics over a variety of locations, for example London, Hertfordshire and Southampton. For more details please visit http://www.avenuetherapies.com/contact
My real passion is helping you to feel as though you can have more control over your life (and difficulties) and to enable you to achieve your goals and make your life worth living. Living with mental health difficulties and/ or chronic health conditions can be overwhelming, frightening and all consuming. I aim to instil confidence that you can achieve your dreams and live a fulfilling life by working with you as an individual to help you first understand and then overcome the challenges you are facing. I do not believe in fitting people to models, but rather in tailoring therapy and styles to best suit what you need.
I have worked in the NHS since 2004 supporting both adults and adolescents with a variety of difficulties, to make sense of and move forward from these difficulties. I have supported people living with severe, complex and chronic mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, psychosis, childhood abuse/complex trauma, dissociative disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and OCD. I have also supported people through loss and living with chronic physical health problems.
I am a registered HCPC professional and accredited by the BABCP.
The models I work with
I am trained in a variety of models:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT),
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),
- Mindfulness based approaches
- Solution Focussed Therapy (SFT),
- Behavioural Activation (BA),
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
These can be used in their 'pure' form or as part of an integrative approach depending on what works best for you. During our assessment session I will discuss with you what the difficulties are you want to work on and what you want to achieve in therapy. This will help me plan with you what therapy might best help you achieve your goals. Often, I will use elements of multiple therapies to suit you as an individual, whilst still remaining within the evidence based treatment.
What can I expect from my therapy sessions?
Feeling safe in therapy is so important. I aim to provide a compassionate and confidential space for you to discuss the difficulties you are experiencing to enable the therapy relationship to develop. I will work with you at a pace that feels right for you, moving towards a place where you can firstly understand what is causing your emotional (or physical) pain and then move towards making changes should you wish to do so. I usually meet with clients weekly for an hour, but this can be flexible depending on what works for you.
The first session is slightly longer at 90 minutes. This gives us time to explore the reasons that you are considering therapy, what you have tried before, the ways in which you are managing the difficulties and what you would like to achieve from our sessions. The therapeutic relationship is so important in therapy, so this is also an opportunity for you to ask me any questions and decide whether I am the right person for you. At the end, I aim to bring these things together to make some recommendations for therapy regarding which model I think would fit your needs best and will write a summary of this session to send to you. There is no obligation to continue therapy and I do not believe in keeping people in therapy any longer than they need, whilst balancing this with helping them leave therapy when they feel confident in doing so.
Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health Professionals Council (HCPC)
Member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP)
Training, qualifications & experience
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapy: EMDR Association, 2015
- Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), 2014
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dr Eric Morris and Dr Joe Oliver, 2013
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT): Dr Maggie Stanton and Christine Dunkley, 2012, 2013
- Behavioural Activation: Dr C Lejuez, 2013
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Personality Disorders, Dr Kate Davidson, 2012
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psychol), University of Southampton, 2012
- Post Graduate Certificate, Psychological Research Methods, Open University, 2008
- BSc (Hons) Psychology, Nottingham Trent University, 2002
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer DBT informed work.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
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If you are looking to engage in therapy and would like to discuss further what you are looking for, please contact me either by email or call our admin team and they will be happy to talk this through with you, or they will pass on a message to me to call you back if you want to discuss anything in more detail. I can't always answer straight away but I will endeavour to return your message within 24 hours. I work as part of a practice called Avenue Therapies where you can call to speak to our admin team on (01420) 540220 or alternatively you can contact me directly on my email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also view further information at www.avenuetherapies.com.
I look forward to hearing from you.
I am also one of the directors of Avenue Therapies. We have a range of therapists to suit many different difficulties and can often be more flexible, offering appointments to fit around you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays, evenings and Saturday mornings.
Types of client