Anne-Christina Hitchin Reg. and Accred. MBACP RGN
People seek counselling for different reasons. Difficulties from the past, painful experiences in the present or fears about the future can all hinder our ability to feel part of and enjoy life and find satisfaction.
If life is difficult at the moment and you would like to talk things through with someone who won't judge you, make assumptions or offer opinions, someone who is prepared to come alongside you and help you find a way through and out of your difficulties, then counselling may be for you.
In counselling you will be supported in expressing your emotions in your own way and finding your own solutions to your problems. The process of sorting out and untangling feelings and worries can enable you to see things with more clarity and empower you to make changes.
Counselling can also help you come to terms with and accept what cannot be changed.
But you don't have to have extensive problems to have counselling. You may just want to explore where you are at in your life, increase your self awareness and engage in personal growth.
I am an integrative Counsellor, which means I draw on a number of different counselling theories/approaches. This makes it easier to be flexible and work in a way that suits the individual. In counselling we will work together to find the right track for you.
At the very centre of the service I offer is a therapeutic relationship, which is based on respect, trust, confidentiality, equality and honesty.
I offer both short term and open ended therapy.
If any of what you have read here about counselling has captured your attention, I would be delighted to meet with you for an initial no obligation session. This would give you a chance to decide whether counselling is the right thing for you and whether you feel comfortable with me.
My practice is located at Durham House in Fleet which is within easy reach of Farnham, Farnborough, Aldershot, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Odiham and Yateley.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP accredited Counsellor and a member of the BACP accredited voluntary register.
I am also registered with CMCS (Churches Ministerial Counselling Service)
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Certificate in Counselling Studies and Certificate in Counselling Skills. All awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).
I attend regular training events/workshops to enhance my practice and continually seek to further my knowledge and skills.
I have experience of working with both adults and young people (16-18 year olds).
I have extensive experience of working as a NHS Counsellor for Talk Plus.
My background is in general nursing. I have been an RGN for 20+ years and I am currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and work part time as a Practice Nurse at a local Health Centre.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £40 per session in Fleet Monday to Friday. £45 for sessions on Saturdays.
Sessions take place on a weekly basis.
Each session lasts for 50 min.