Anne Bowser, Qualified Counsellor Of Adults And Young People.
As a qualified counsellor of adults and young people, my aim is to work collaboratively with my clients in a warm, respectful and accepting relationship.
I have worked with clients who are carers, clients who have suffered trauma from for example, military service, domestic abuse or adverse experiences in childhood, and people of all ages experiencing a wide range of challenges - bereavement and loss, relationship breakdown, anxiety and depression, family difficulties, low self-worth and others.
My experience is that counselling can help at many levels - from talking through difficulties and discovering a way forward, to finding healing for deep-rooted painful thoughts or feelings and unhelpful behaviours.
I am an Integrative counsellor and tailor my support to each client's unique needs and expectations.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor for young people, and a member of BACP.
- CPCAB L5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
- CPCAB L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Post Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Young People.
- Treating Anxiety and Depression in Young People.
- Counselling and professional experience:
- Private Practice - Bideford
- Counselling for Carers - volunteer counsellor
- Action for Children - volunteer counsellor for parents
Extensive experience of working with students, young people and young adults in a variety of settings.
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
I charge £40 per session of 50-60 minutes
I have a number of reduced rate sessions for students and key workers.
I normally work from a pleasant room in Bideford, but have been offering sessions via Zoom or email during the pandemic.
I also offer walking therapy which combines the benefits of talking therapy with outdoor exercise.
My normal working hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and afternoons, but I can be flexible.