Anna Tuttle, MBACP Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
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 am committed to my own ongoing training and development and am currently in the final stages of working towards qualification as a Psychotherapist to be registered with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP).
I work with individuals, couples and groups. I am able to work with adults as well as young people and their families.
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:
- Trauma and Dissociation
- 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
Dyadic Development Psychotherapy - Practinuum begins January 2020
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).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
For individuals: £40 per hour
For couples: £45 per hour
I offer all prospective clients a 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 weekday and evening appointments.
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 - although spaces do become available so please made contact to enquire. These spaces are generally daytime appointments.
From January 2020 I will be offering reduced rate sessions while I undergo further training in Developmental Dyadic Psychotherapy for children/young people and their parents. If you are interested in accessing these spaces please make contact to secure your space.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday and Evening appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|