Annabel Knight

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Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4
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About me

I am a BACP Accredited Psychosynthesis Counsellor. I'm now based in Ipswich, Suffolk, but due to Covid restrictions, I currently offer sessions on zoom and via phone, or Facetime.
I offer short and long term counselling to individuals of all ages and backgrounds and have experience with a range of concerns that include:

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Childhood trauma
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Personal crisis and feelings of hopelessness
  • Issues relating to cultural diversity, particulary cross-cultural relationships

The way I work

My core training is in Psychosynthesis counselling, an integrative model that works respectfully with all aspects of ourselves: mind, body, feelings and spirit. I hold an optimistic view of the human experience and believe that we can all access our resilience and inner resources.

Essential to my approach, is the view that through every challenge and crisis something new is trying to emerge.

Considering our difficulties as opportunities to re-evaluate our lives and find new purpose and direction can be empowering. Even in the midst of suffering, it is possible to make sense of our experiences, let go of destructive habits and patterns and make healthier choices.

Along with active dialogue, I sometimes introduce simple tools and techniques such as guided imagery, journaling, meditation and drawing. I also make use of some CBT and Gestalt therapy techniques.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons Drama and Theatre Arts (Kent university)

Graduate Certificate in Psychosynthesis Foundations, Psychosynthesis Trust

PG Dip Psychosynthesis Counselling from Psychosynthesis Trust, (accredited by Middlesex University).

Before training to be a counsellor I worked for many years in Theatre in Education and in the creative industries.

As well as my private practice, I have gained much valuable learning and experience as a volunteer counsellor with Kingston Women’s Centre and Wimbledon Guild.

I have also assisted on counselling training courses at the Psychosynthesis Trust (Tooley Street, London Bridge)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Fees

Additional information

Fees are discussed and agreed at our first session. Fees will vary according to income. However, my general and current fee is £50 for one hour.

When I work

Mondays -Thursdays. Daytimes and some evenings

Further information

For further information and to arrange a session, please email me.

Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Annabel Knight
Annabel Knight