Anna Wheeler

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Redruth, TR16
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About me

As a dually qualified and Registered Counsellor and Certified Play Therapist, I can offer play/creatlive arts / talking therapies across the ages.

I can also work in several parent/carer and child models, informed by CPD in filial play coaching, Theraplay (R), including group work, and DDP (Levels 1&2), which aims to enhance the parent/carer and child relationship.

I also offer indoor or outdoor therapy with CPD in outdoor psychotherapy and play therapy, with delivery face-to-face when it is safe to do so, online and by telephone.

I have worked with adopted and SGO children through the Family Plus Team and Looked After Children through the Social Services referrals, as well as private referrals for many different issues. I also offer supervision across the ages and integrative models.

Training, qualifications & experience

NVQ L3 Advice and Guidance 2009 at Cornwall Youth Service

Diploma in Person Centre Counselling and Therapy 2010 BACP Accredited  course,  University of Plymouth and Cornwall College.

Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy 2013 from University  of Christ Church Canterbury and APAC

Taking Therapy Outdoors 2014 CPD Centre for Nature-Based Psychotherapy

Provisional Certificate in Filial Play Coaching 2014 APAC/PTUK

PODS CPD and on list of counsellors for working with survivors of dissociation since 2015

PTLLS level 4 2015 Cornwall College School of Education

Provisional Certificate in Clinical Supervision  2015 APAC/PTUK

Theraplay Level 1 and Groups 2016 PTUK

DDP Level 1 2017 Family Futures; Level 2 Psychology Associates 2018

Terapia Post Grad Diploma in Superviison 2019 in Child, Young person and Adult Counselling and Psychotherapy               


I have a wide range of experience from working therapeutically since 2007. Charity work includes Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, Dreadnought, PCDT, and other organisations  such as the Cornwall Youth Service for Counselling and Advice and Guidance, Penhaligon Agency and Private Practice for adult, young person, child and parent/carer (dyadic) and child work. I have had referrals from the post adoption team in Cornwall and social workers, EAP, TV company, OH, EBD School, working in local colleges,  schools, special school, nursery and children's centres as well as in my own therapy rooms.

Since 2014 I have organised and facilitated the BACP Private practice networking meetings for Cornwall every 3 months and worked on a committee to reinstate the Cornwall  Counselling Network and will be continuing to offer trainings for trainee and qualified practitioners in various specialised areas of creative aspects of therapy a well as host out door psychotherapist/ ecotherapist process groups and events.

I currently supervise trainee and qualified play therapists and therapeutic play skills practitioners, counselling students.and qualified counsellors.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with


Children with parents who have a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Private Work:

Counselling: £40 per session

Play Therapy £45 per session (£50-£60 per session for higher level of need for professional referrals)

Integrated Play and Taking therapy £50 per session

Filial Play Coaching £30 per session

Dyadic talking/play approach informed by DDP/Theraplay (R) ideas £50 per session for Parent and £80 per session for parent and child professional referral

Group Play Therapy fees on request.

Concessions are available.

When I work

Day time for all work, after school spaces prioritised for children and young people, day time and evenings for counselling and supervision.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I have some level of disabled access, and offer other venues depending on the individual's requirements. I work with sensory needs,


In person

I have two trainings in supervision, both at post-grad level.

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Anna Wheeler
Anna Wheeler