MBACP Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
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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 Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I am also a psychotherapy trainer with over 20 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 am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor an am a member of both United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) & British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). My initial training was a four-year programme.
- Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute)
- 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
- Assessing and treating children and young people with trauma and dissociation
- Trauma and Dissociation in Adults
- Body and Trauma
- Working with Dissociative Disorders in clinical practice
- Creative Art Therapies
Ongoing supervision and advanced training to become accredited as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
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 lead the Child Psychotherapeutic Counselling training. I 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)
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £55.00 to £85.00
Concessions offered for
For adults, children, young people and family work: £55-85 per session dependent on family circumstances (low-cost places are available on a limited basis)
For supervises: £60 per session
I offer all prospective clients a 15 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.