AnnaMaria Williams (MBACP)
Hello, I work in East Grinstead offering counselling services to individuals and to couples. I'm currently offering online sessions only.
I have experience of working with a range of different issues and I also offer relationship therapy, psychosexual therapy and anger management sessions. I have both personal and professional experience of working with different presentations of autism.
I will work together with you on whatever you would like to talk about - it may be you would like to talk through a particular issue you're experiencing at the moment to find some clarity and understanding, or perhaps you feel you need some additional support at a difficult time. We can discuss at an initial appointment whether counselling might be helpful to you. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space to share, explore, reflect and come to understand what’s happening for you at this time in your life.
I have worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, panic attacks, stress, anger, self-harm, abuse, low self-esteem, low confidence, among other difficulties.
I offer short term anger management counselling, usually 6 to 8 sessions, looking at the impact your anger is having on your life, triggers, behaviours and ways to understand and manage it differently.
I also work with sex and relationship difficulties, communication problems, sexual dysfunction, low desire, issues around gender identity and sexuality, sex addiction, among others.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a general member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).
If you would like to talk further, please contact me to arrange an initial appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor with a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and a further Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy.
I hold a level 2 qualification in Supporting Children, Teenagers and Young Adults with Pathological Demand Avoidance. I am currently completing a Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People.
I have experience of working with young people, adults and couples and have completed additional training in Anger Management, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Coaching, Mindfulness, Self-Harm, Emotional Resilience in Adolescents, Eating Disorders, Working with Young LGBTQIA People, Sex Addiction, Health Anxiety and Working with Clients on the Autistic Spectrum.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also have experience of Pathological Demand Avoidance and Parenting issues.
Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost between £40 and £60.
Concessions offered for
I hold a current valid DBS certificate.