Annabel Foley BSc, MBACP (Accred)
I am a BACP-accredited counsellor with fifteen years’ experience of working with adults and young people. I use an integrative counselling approach, combining aspects of mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy where appropriate. Most importantly, I offer my clients a calm, warm space where they can step out of their busy lives and spend time focusing on what they need right now.
Whether you are struggling with anxiety or low mood, or dealing with change, loss, or difficult relationships, your best approach is to take time to get to know yourself better and to understand the patterns which can potentially keep you stuck.
Being willing to spend time with ourselves and to be kind and curious, builds trust and inner confidence. I’m passionate about working alongside people to help them rediscover their inner resources and to reconnect with what’s important in their lives.
I work from premises in Rickmansworth and Chesham. I usually see clients weekly but can be flexible to suit your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from Middlesex University in 2005 and subsequently gained a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from the Metanoia Institute and a Foundation in Teaching Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy from the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. I have also completed one year of an Integrative Masters in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.
I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology and, before training as a counsellor, worked in sales, public relations and as a journalist.
Since qualifying as a counsellor, I have worked with individual adults, young people and families. I have worked in a number of settings in addition to private work, including counselling agencies, schools and the further- and higher education sectors.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individual counselling sessions last for 50 minutes and I charge £45 per session.
If money is a barrier for you, please give me a call. I set aside a number of reduced-fee sessions for lower-income clients. I also charge a reduced fee of £35 per session for student counsellors.
For family work, please call me to discuss fees and how best to tailor sessions to your family.
Feeling comfortable with your counsellor and building a trusting relationship is central to therapy. If you are looking to begin counselling, it’s important to talk to a number of therapists and decide who may be right for you.
Please feel free to contact me for a one-off session where we can meet and look at what you hope for from counselling. You can then decide how you want to move ahead. I look forward to meeting you and being part of the first steps of your move towards change...
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