Annabelle Hird

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Twickenham TW1 & Richmond TW10
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About me

I work with a varied client base and have worked supporting those dealing with anxiety, depression, bereavement, anger issues, relationship issues, gender identity, sexuality and issues around neurodiversity.

I combine my training at The Tavistock and Portman and The Gestalt Centre along with my experience with postnatal support charity, youth counselling charity and within schools to create a warm and empathic space to support those needing help.

Whilst I welcome all clients I have a particular interest in working with parents and am experienced in working with all aspects of parenthood including decisions and difficulties before conception, during pregnancy and in the postnatal period.  I offer a gentle approach to what I believe to be potentially one of the most difficult transitions a human being can experience. I am also set up to make babies under 12 months old welcome in the room with there mothers if that is preferred.

I am also able to help with navigating your relationship with your school aged child and in communicating with schools and making decisions around education. In addition, I work to support couples as they face the challenges that parenting can bring.

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Training, qualifications & experience

I began my training at the Tavistock and Portman and furthered my training and qualifications at The Gestalt Centre. I am a registered member of the BACP.

My work has involved counselling with Cocoon Family Support, working with women suffering with postnatal depression and anxiety. I facilitated their drop in group on a Saturday morning in at MIND in Camden and went on to run my own peer support drop in for new mothers in St Margarets 

I also have experience working with adolescents and worked with Off The Record, youth counselling service in Twickenham and more recently at St Catherine's school in Twickenham.

Member organisations

BACP
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
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£65.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Daytime Sessions:

Individuals: £65

Couples: £75

Evening Sessions (after 5pm)

Individuals: £70

Couples £80

When I work

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Published articles

Twickenham, Greater London, TW1

Richmond, Surrey, TW10

Type of session

In person
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Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples

Key details

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Annabelle Hird
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