The unpredictable twists and turns of life can leave you feeling overwhelmed, isolated and anxious, possibly wondering how to cope. This social media age of scrolling, filtering and posting pictures of our 'best life' on instagram, Snapchat and Facebook only insights further distance from the world around us.
We validate ourselves by the number of likes we receive, whilst comparing ourselves to others who all seem to have their lives mapped out, with the best jobs, relationships, holidays and life in general.
Life can become a revolving door of living up to a persona you have created however, feeling isolated and more detached from the world, unsure of how people will really respond to your true feelings.
The constant comparison to people who seem to have it all only aids the need to keep this persona alive drawing further away from real authentic human connection.
We have never felt so connected to the world but yet so disconnected. Anxiety, depression, isolation and low-self worth are common place with feelings of nowhere to turn or who will understand.
Our environment, culture and society have helped us master the skill of making choices for our lives without the time, space or consideration of the impact on our well-being. Everything around us is so fast paced and we carry a fear that we will be left behind. There is no time to explore who we are, how we feel and where we want to be. Exhausted, we wish time would just stop so we can breath!
And you can breath!
If you are feeling overwhelmed and yearn to explore more of what this life has to offer, we can explore this together!
My name is Annabelle Ogden and I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor, offering a safe and confidential space for exploration and support. I endeavour to create a respectful and non-judgemental environment where areas of life can be explored confidentially and comfortably.
Our work together can help support you to:
- Gain insight into your inner-self
- Encourage self-reflection and authenticity
- Develop resilience to challenges and changing circumstances
- Empowerment in making authentic and conscious life choices
- Advocate your own well-being
- Learn how to self support
I offer face to face, telephone and online counselling. I currently specialise in using walking therapy, which is exactly what it says on the tin! Instead of sitting in front of a counsellor in a therapy room, the therapy sessions take place in outside settings, in local parks or open spaces, walking side by side. This allows therapy to be very flexible, meeting clients at convenient times and places accommodating busy work schedules. I meet clients during lunch periods, before and after work and on weekends within their local area.
If you have felt overwhelmed with traditional therapy sessions, this way of active therapy could help release some of the tension, activate insight, new thinking and change! I also think this form of therapy insights a metaphor for moving forward!
"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced"
I look forward to going on this Journey with you!
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced therapist working in London within my own private practice and freelancing for charities. I currently work with adolescents (16+) and adults (18+) in a variety of settings including; Local parks for walking therapy, schools, colleges, universities and charities offering free or low-cost counselling services in the London borough. This has allowed me to work with a diverse range of people with very diverse issues which include but are not limited to:
- Relationships and Attachment
- Loss and Bereavement
I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), which is my governing body. I adhere to the BACP's code of ethics.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£35 for OAP, students and Benefits
Please contact for concessional rate or sliding scale around personal circumstances.