Annabel Rich

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BA (Hons), MBACP (Accred.)
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Winchester SO21 & SO23
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About me

I am an experienced and Accredited Counsellor with the BACP.  I work with individuals and offer short term therapy and longer term psychotherapy, online and face to face. 

I have many years of experience working with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma (physical and sexual abuse), and relationships including family issues. I am experienced in a number of different counselling modalities, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), and as such can tailor the therapy to suit your needs. 

How I can help 
Sometimes life can be challenging and through no fault of our own rarely goes the way that we planned it. At these times we can feel a bit stuck, lost or broken. We can experience difficulties with our mental health, low self confidence, or confused and overwhelming emotions . Whatever you are struggling with in your personal life, relationship or work life, therapy can help.

Counselling or therapy is about talking to someone in confidence, whom you trust, about your worries and will give you the opportunity to be with someone who is trained to listen. I can offer you a place where you can be open and honest, and a place where you will not be judged or told what to do. I can provide you with a confidential space and time to explore and express your thoughts and feelings. 

Working together I can help you explore your situation to help you to achieve new insight and awareness, and perhaps a new understanding of yourself. Together we can help you develop the ability to resolve or effectively manage a situation in your life,  empower you to make your own choices, and help you make any changes so you can lead a more fulling life.

Sessions can be either face to face or via Zoom/phone. I offer online sessions as there is a body of evidence that suggests that the outcome to these forms of counselling are equal to the effects of traditional face to face counselling. Online (video counselling) and phone counselling allows you to attend the session from the comfort of your own home at a more flexible time to suit your requirements. You need to ensure that you are in a confidential safe space and ensure that you will not be disturbed.

I work with adults and young people over 18, and see both in my private practice. I offer therapy on a long or short-term basis depending on what you require. Each session lasts for 50 minutes.

Taking the first step to seeking help may seem daunting and I understand this and I am aware how hard it can be. It is important that you find the right therapist for you, so I offer a free initial session of 30 minutes for you to experience how you might feel about us working together.

If there are any questions that you may have or if you need further information please do get in touch.

Together we can work to restore balance to your life and increase your sense of well being.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a professionally qualified Counsellor and hold a Diploma (Distinction) in Gestalt Counselling awarded by Buckinghamshire New University.

I am an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapist, and offer EMDR to clients who have experienced trauma, and clients who might be struggling with anxiety.

I have a BA (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology awarded by Leicester University.

I hold a Level 6 Certificate in Clinical Supervision.

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy  - MBACP (Accred), and hold their Certificate of Proficiency. I hold full personal indemnity and professional liability insurance, an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, and I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office.

As well as having a private practice I also work as a Trauma Therapist supporting victims of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.

I am a therapy manager for a counselling service. 

I participate in regular continuous professional development and have undertaken additional training in the following areas:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD and Trauma
  • Self Harm
  • Fundamentals of Working with Relationships
  • Working with Survivors of Domestic Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse Survivor Training
  • Working with Bereavement
  • Understanding Addiction
  • Play Therapy
  • Infant Loss Awareness Training
  • Working with trauma triggers, flashbacks, and memories
  • Working with health anxiety
  • Working with male mental health

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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


£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£55 per session

Free initial consultation of 30 minutes

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Twyford, Winchester, SO21

Winchester, Hampshire, SO23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

As a supervisor I offer a supportive and collaborative approach to supervision to help you reflect on your work with your clients.

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Annabel Rich
Annabel Rich