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About me

I fully appreciate how daunting it can be contacting a Counsellor. You are welcome to contact me for a free, no obligation talk so I can answer any questions you may have and explain how I work.  I hope you will find me down to earth, relaxed and friendly.

Ways in which I can help include:

If you are feeling anxious, sad or angry and your relationships are difficult with a partner or family and friends, then we could unpick your thoughts and feelings and try to help you understand yourself and the way you relate with others more. 

You have a strong inner critic and have low self esteem.  Are you over thinking, or worrying and feeling low for no reason,  affecting your self confidence? Let's look at the obstacles and triggers together and find ways for you to have a new perspective on life.

You have experienced a loss through the death of a loved one.  Or a living loss of  change in lifestyle due to changes in a relationship, job,  or the impact of an illness. 

I specialise in working with young adults but work with all ages. I am experienced in working with neurodiversity, especially with ADHD.  I am committed to honouring equality and diversity with my clients and working to the ethical framework of the BACP.

We can talk about what you are experiencing and how you would like life to be happier and more balanced. Counselling can give you a clearer frame of mind, a more positive outlook on life and better communication with others, allowing you to cope and feel more in control of your situation.

I have a down to earth and kind approach with an emphasis on building a non judgemental and trusting relationship with you. I offer a warm and caring space for you to feel heard and supported.

I am experienced in working online and enjoy working via Zoom or over the phone.

Online therapy offers flexibility for appointment times and you can avoid travel time and work from the comfort of your own home at a time that is convenient to you.

I also offer Walk and Talk therapy in Wimborne and Verwood, please contact me direct for more details. Or you can read more about this on my blog on my website www.counsellingwithanna.co.uk/blog

If you want to find out more or have some questions call 07425 051459 for a free, no obligation chat, where we can discuss your needs.

You can also contact me via my website, www.counsellingwithanna.co.uk or drop me an email to counsellingwithanna@gmail.com

I am passionate about the positive changes that Counselling can bring to a person's wellbeing and lifestyle. Having the opportunity to be heard without judgement allows you to feel less alone with your own problems and see your thoughts from a different perspective. Wouldn't it be great to spend time on yourself, feel more in control and improve your quality of life?

What can you expect?

If we are working together online then you can choose an appointment time that is convenient to you. You will find Counselling an opportunity to focus on your own needs and concerns and to unravel those uncomfortable thoughts and feelings in a space that belongs only to you.

We can look at the best approach to suit you, number of sessions you want to work and what you hope to achieve through coming to counselling.

The outcomes could be a clearer frame of mind, a more positive outlook, feeling better about yourself and better communication with others allowing you to cope more with life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

As well as my private practice, l am a Counsellor at the Arts University in Bournemouth and am passionate about working with young adults

I am also a volunteer Counsellor with the charity Frontline19 supporting frontline workers from the NHS and other sectors

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and adhere to their Ethical Framework.

I hold an enhanced DBS Certificate.

I have regular Supervision in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework recommendations.

Qualifications

  • CPCAB Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills & Theory
  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Counselling Studies
  • Working with Young People Certificate

Additional Training

  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Stalking and Harassment
  • Impact of Trauma
  • Emotions in Eating Disorders
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Bereavement
  • Safeguarding Children


Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

You are welcome to contact me for a free half hour consultation to share brief details of your situation and ask me any questions about how I work.

Session £50 (50 minutes)

Single Session Therapy £55 - this is a one off session to discuss a key issue. (60 minutes)

Concessions available for those on lower incomes or counselling students.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available for walk and talk therapy, and am experienced at working online via Zoom and over the phone. Flexible appointment times.

Wimborne
Dorset
BH21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

parking available near to my location either on street or car parks

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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Anna Woodward MBACP Registered Counsellor

Anna Woodward MBACP Registered Counsellor