Anna Udine

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Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Anna and I'm a qualified, integrative counselling therapist. Integrative Therapy simply means that I use different methods and strategies during therapy, tailored to fit you, because one size, does not fit all!

I have been delivering an online counselling service for many years, and I'm pleased to be able to continue providing online sessions via Zoom and telephone.

I also offer single session therapy (SST). Single session therapy may not necessarily last just the one session but it is a very focussed way of working which means getting to the bottom of things very quickly.  This kind of therapy may be helpful for some issues but not for others and if you think this may suit your needs please get in touch for further information.

I work with many issues, including anxiety, personal development and relationship issues. I have experience, training and qualifications in these specialised areas of work.

In couples counselling there is a recognition that relationships are a lot more difficult and take a lot more energy than any of us like to admit. With the honeymoon period a distant memory there can be a whole host of issues arising from our ideas or expectations of how things should be. This can be a confusing time as we become so caught up in what we believe that it becomes more and more uncomfortable to make ourselves understood or heard, so we stop trying, or we stop communicating in a healthy way! Counselling gives couples some distance and some space in order to confront what their issues really are! Working towards better communication, a healthy connection and mutual respect the process of therapy allows for growth and repair.

So no matter what difficulties you are facing right now, I will help you find your way through this difficult time using a variety of approaches and strategies so you may improve how you feel, achieve some resolution and begin to live your life more comfortably.

If you are interested, I offer a free initial half hour consultation. This gives us a chance to meet up before therapy begins. During this time I get to understand better what's going on for you, and you get a better idea of whether I would be a good fit for you. Despite this consultation not being a therapy session, it can give you an idea of what therapy may be like from an online perspective, especially if you have not worked online previously.

Confidentiality, ethics and supervision
As a professional, I adhere to the ethics and standards of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such I regularly have supervision. All my client work, however, remains confidential and I take very seriously my part in keeping your personal information private.

Working online
Zoom - Meeting via video link online

Clients have found ...

  • their counselling sessions online via zoom, have felt 'surprisingly comfortable’
  • they were hesitant to try online therapy and found that they enjoy the freedom it gives them
  • beneficial not having to rush to or from appointments in busy traffic
  • a lot of time saved by not having to travel

If you would like to book an appointment please get in touch.

It is important to establish some guidelines for online work

  • You will need a quiet place to talk, free from distractions. ​You will need to have time to dedicate to your session.  Confidentiality is important and connecting in a public space, a library for instance is not going to work. Sometimes the use headphones can improve both confidentiality and sound quality.
  • You will need an internet connection. Many people are used to using online apps for video chatting.
  • In case of technical difficulties arising during the session, it is important to have an alternative plan.  Having a fixed alternative ensures your session continues and you and you are not left stranded. This is usually done via phone contact.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Experience in a well established Practice
  • Higher Diploma in Counselling Practice Level 5
  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling Level 4
  • Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Level 3
  • Advanced Certificate in Clinical Couples Therapy
  • Experience working with couples
  • Single Session Therapy Certificate
  • OCST Certified Practitioner in Online Counselling
  • Diploma in Relaxation Therapy
  • Fully registered member of the BACP, British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Member organisations

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.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work in an online capacity, offering an integrative approach via online counselling, using video, telephone and  email-based counselling.

Single Session Therapy

This could be just one session or may entail more sessions, the aim in single session therapy is to work through a current issue with more intent, rolling those sleeves up and getting down to business. It isn't suitable for all issues or all people but if you're interested please get in touch.

Email counselling is structured, and it can be beneficial for many reasons

  • disability, home-bound for other reasons
  • travel difficulties, issues accessing public transport, no transport available
  • agoraphobia, panic and high anxiety in new situations
  • privacy issues, a need for identity to remain concealed

Sessions from first contact are done via email or at times via a messaging service. Everything is done online and at no time is there a need to meet or use telephone.

This service is good for people who are already used to using a keyboard and who have a developed sense of communicating thoughts and feelings using the typed word.

It can also be beneficial to have email responses that you can re-read.

Video link

Many people will have some knowledge of Zoom or another video app, this type of counselling allows a feeling of being more connected in the moment than telephone, for some people this can feel really helpful to the process.

Whatever kind of online counselling you prefer, please let me know in your initial contact what it is specifically you are wanting to try, as the initial process is different depending  on the therapy. Thank you.


£50.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • £50 individual therapy
  • £30 for half-hour session, for individuals already in therapy with me
  • £70 couples per hour session (£20 for each quarter hour, over the hour)
  • £120 single session therapy (up to one and a half hours)

I offer reduced rates for trainee counsellors.

'When possible' I offer concessions to clients who are already in therapy with me who find themselves in hard times.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Normal working hours

Tuesday to Friday 11:30 -21.15 inclusive

Saturday 08:00 - 11:30 inclusive

Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online working means you can access your session no matter where you are as long as you have a good signal.

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