Anna Varty

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BSc (hons) MBACP (registered)
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Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1
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About me

About me

I am a compassionate therapist committed to supporting you through whatever life challenges you are currently facing. 

My original training (2012) was in Person Centred Counselling, meaning that I fully trust in your ability to heal, grow, and change if provided with the right environment.  While Humanistic and Person-Centred values are at the heart of all I do, my Counselling work is also informed by progressive theories in neuroscience and psychology.  I am Polyvagal and Internal Family Systems (IFS) informed, I have a special interest in trauma (overwhelming experience) and how it impacts the brain, body, and nervous system.

I aim to create an environment for you to find safety within yourself, which are the first steps in moving towards change.  

How Can I help?

Perhaps you have reached a point where you know things have to change?

Maybe you feel stuck in a cycle of repetitive and destructive relationship patterns?

You might be feeling as though you don't belong or fit in anywhere.

Maybe you are confused by your experience of life and find it difficult to understand why you behave and react the way you do.

You may have a sense that there is something ‘wrong’ with you but can’t pinpoint what that is.

You might feel stuck in a revolving door with support you are currently getting; maybe you consider NHS services don't understand or can't help you to move forward?

I would like to help you to feel safe enough to change.

What to expect

Regardless of what you bring to therapy you will not be judged.  Therapy should provide you with a safe space where you are free to explore and process what you need to, so that you can begin to uncover internal resources and build resilience.

Research has shown that the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship that develops between Counsellor and Client, the quality of the therapeutic relationship is one of the clearest predictors of successful outcomes.

When you make initial contact with me, we can arrange a free 20-minute telephone conversation so that you can ask me any questions that you need to and see whether you feel Counselling with me is going to be right for you.

Some people only require a few sessions before they begin to feel clearer about their situation. For others it can take much longer to unravel and process their issues.  I am happy to work with you on a short- or longer-term basis.

Training, qualifications & experience

It has been a privilege for me to help and support people from a variety of different backgrounds. I have worked in a Children and Families Centre, a Prison, and with Homeless individuals. I am experienced in working with a range of complex problems. 

My qualifications include:

  • BSc (hons) Counselling (First Class)
  • Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Cert Counselling Counselling
  • Level 2 Counselling

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and a member of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation.

I am also a qualified Daring Way™ facilitator, having trained with American researcher Brené Brown in 2015.  More information about this work can be found here

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 - £55.00

Additional information

Counselling sessions cost per hour:

Online via Zoom - £50

Face to face (outdoor therapy only) £55 - Please note, appointments for outdoor therapy sessions will be open from March 2022

Home visits (Shrewsbury only) - £55

When I work

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Further information

I offer remote sessions over Zoom, home visits and face to face sessions outdoors in nature.

There is an ever growing body of research emerging,  which strongly suggests that spending time in and connecting with nature has a positive impact on mental health.  It has a calming and stabilising effect on our nervous systems.

The bilateral stimulation of walking as we talk has also been shown to help in the processing of difficult material. 

Outdoor sessions will be open from March 2022

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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