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MBACP, BSc (Hons)

About me

Hello, I am Annalisa and welcome to my profile.

Admitting to yourself that you need help is not easy and well done for having taken the first step and reaching out. Whatever you are going through you don't need to be alone. I provide a welcome, safe, and confidential environment in which you can express your emotions and thoughts without being judged. I work with a wide range of clients with issues regarding, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) suicidal ideation, self-harm, depression, addiction, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, abuse, anger management, bereavement, loss, relationships, trauma and many more.  I specialise in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them distress.

My approach 

My core therapy is ‘Person-Centred’, but I also include other theories (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to adapt my work in a way that suits you the client and not the therapy to the client as I believe that each person is unique.  I welcome individuals from diverse walks of life, cultural origin, sexual orientation and religious or spiritual beliefs. 

How I work

I work online via Zoom, FaceTime or other video calls if this is more convenient for you, as well as face-to-face sessions in Weston Super Mare. I offer a 30 minutes introductory session to discuss your issues, concerns and expectations. This will assist in the start of the therapeutic relationship and to gain a feel of how we get on and if you would like to work with me. This is your journey and it is important that you decide the therapist that feels right for you. If you choose to continue therapy with me, the next sessions will be weekly at the time agreed. I provide long term as well as short term counselling and each session last 60 minutes

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Bachelor of Science BSc (Hons) Counselling 
  • FdSc Counselling  Bath Spa 
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

I am ongoing undertaking different CPD to best support my clients to resolve or cope with  their issues .

Other training

  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Single Session Therapy 
  • ACEs Adverse Childhood Experiences 
  • Transactional Analysis 
  • Working with gender Variance & Autism
  • Grief/Anger and Shame
  • Rational emotive Behavioural Therapy
  • Addressing Suicidality
  • Addiction in clinical practice
  • Existential perspective 
  • Trauma and dissociation
  • Working creatively 
  • I am  BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) registered and I adhere to their code of ethics and good practice. I hold full professional and public liability insurance. I am also DBS certified. 

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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


£40.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

Session last for 60 minutes

My fee is currently £40.00 Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash.

Further information

Feel free to contact me for an initial consultation.  If I am unable to answer straight away to you, I will contact you back within 48hours.

Please look at my website if you would like to know more about me and my work.

Weston-super-Mare, BS22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

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