Anna Walton PGdip. Registered MBACP
I am a qualified integrative therapist and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with adults on a one to one basis for short or long term, depending on each individual's needs.
There are many reasons why someone might want to see a therapist. There is no wrong reason. Whilst the process of therapy cannot 'fix' or change certain circumstances, it ultimately aims to restore power to someone who may feel vulnerable, shameful, angry, marginalised, confused or afraid. My responsibility as a therapist is to encourage honesty in my clients about their experiences, to facilitate deep exploration and to help them find a way to bear their reality, past and present, before working towards change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I currently work as a therapist at the LGBTQ charity London Friend and in private practice in London and Hertfordshire. I previously worked as a student counsellor at Middlesex University and for the mental health charity MIND. I trained in psychotherapy and counselling at Regent’s University in London, completing the foundation certificate before continuing onto the rigorous postgraduate diploma. I am a registered member of BACP and adhere to their strict code of ethics and confidentiality. My past experience, both academic and vocational, has exposed me to a wide range of life experiences and led me to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. I have experience of working with issues that include but are not limited to: bereavement, anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, drug and alcohol issues, sexuality issues, relationship issues, trauma and abuse.
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
Due to the current situation I am offering sessions on an individual needs basis.
Please get in touch to arrange a free consultation.