*******These are difficult, unprecedented times for all where you may require support due to recent events, or to something that may arise in a time of crisis about a previous trauma. I am able to offer online and telephone counselling at this time. **********
Hello, I am Anna. I offer a safe and supportive space where together we can explore you reasons for accessing counselling and psychotherapy. You may be looking for some support due to some of the difficulties that may occur at different times through your life for example, work related difficulties, bereavement, relationship difficulties. Or you may be looking for support to process alongside a safe supportive therapist some of your early life experiences or trauma. I work with a range of clients on a short term and long term basis depending on your reason for accessing support and what you and I explore might be helpful.
I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Therapeutic Skills Trainer with over 15 years’ experience in supporting people at times of difficulty and crisis in a range of different types of services within mental health, addictions, learning disability and children and young people’s services. I have a deep commitment to psychotherapy and the difference it can make in the lives of those who come wanting support.I work from a relational integrative perspective. By this, I mean that I combine together theories and approaches that together give me a coherent approach to the relational, emotional, cognitive and behavioural aspects of how we are in the world. I am committed to the importance of relationship believing what arises in relationships can be repaired in a relationship and this relationship between client and therapist offers the potential for repair and change.
I have particular interest and experience in working with individuals (adults and children/young people) who have experienced trauma and loss, attachment difficulties or experience dissociation. Typically, this work is long term and the therapy relationship provides a safe, containing space where previous experiences can be integrated to reduce the day to day impact they have on your life.
I work with individuals, couples and groups. I am able to work with adults as well as young people and their families.
I am also able offer supervision.
As well as working therapeutically I am the Course Leader for Child Therapeutic Practice at NESTT Community Interest Company.
Free on-street parking is available.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Ellesmere Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and am a member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). My initial training was a four-year programme.
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ellesmere Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Hull)
Recent Continuing Professional Development (CPD) includes:
- Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy - Level 1
- Assessing and treating children and young people with trauma and dissociation
- Trauma and Dissociation in Adult
- Body and Trauma
- Working with Dissociative Disorders in clinical practice
- Creative Art Therapies
Ongoing supervision and training plan to become accredited as a Psychotherapist with UKCP
I have extensive experience of working privately and in NHS settings. During my career in the NHS, I worked in both frontline service provision and management of large teams.
I also work as a trainer for Therapeutic Skills for Children and Young People and am a Director of NESTT Community Interest Company. I also work as a Lecturer in Counselling and Forensic Psychology, Child Psychology and research for Open University. My research is predominately in the field of adoption and trauma (this is separate from my psychotherapy practice).
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£55.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£55 per session (50 minutes)
For children, young people and family work: £80 per session (low-cost places are available on a limited basis).
I offer all prospective clients a 20 minute free telephone appointment to explore whether I may be the right therapist for you or to provide you with alternative therapists if required.
I offer reduced rate therapy sessions for individuals who are experiencing significant financial constraints. A priority for these spaces are given to clients currently in therapy with me who face unexpected financial difficulties and young people. My low cost spaces are currently full - although spaces do become available so please made contact to enquire. I may also be able to suggest other therapists who also have spaces. Low case spaces are typically daytime appointments.