About me

It can sometimes be hard to pinpoint exactly what's bringing us down or making us unhappy. Or, we may know exactly what the thing is that needs to change. But the idea of doing it alone can be scary and overwhelming. It can be hard to see which path we need to take to make ourselves feel better.

This is where counselling comes in. Together, we can explore the things that are upsetting us, those niggling feelings, that difficult relationship. At the heart of counselling is the relationship between us - I create a warm environment where it feels safe to start exploring and understanding what changes you want to make in your life, if any at all.

We would spend time looking at what’s going on for you now, and sometimes looking at past experiences as a way to understand a bit more about the present. I may sometimes ask hard questions, but I would never make you talk about something you don’t want to or don’t feel ready to. I will walk alongside you on your journey. We will work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (MBACP 00924606). I work in private practice and as a counsellor in a university. My background is in music - I worked in the music industry for 10 years before retraining as a counsellor, I therefore have specialist experience working with musicians, music students and music professionals.

I have experience working with:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • sexuality
  • life transitions
  • low self-esteem
  • shame
  • stress
  • loss
  • intercultural dynamics
  • relationship issues
  • performance anxiety

My qualifications include:

  • Diploma - Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • BA in Music / MA in Journalism

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Intercultural issues

Therapies offered

  • Integrative

Fees

£55 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Further information

I am currently only offering online sessions

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages German

Availability

Evenings, weekends and afternoons.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Annalie Schutz

Annalie Schutz