Anne Devine : PgDip Cons (Accr) MBACP BA (Hons) SW
I offer a gentle and respectful space to allow you to explore current and past challenges that can cause stress, sadness and anxiety in your life. Whatever the situation, I will work with you as a unique individual to find a better way to navigate your circumstances. We will work together at your pace and review next steps at frequent intervals. I have over 35 years experience of working with young people, adults, couples and families
I am non-judgemental and will provide a confidential service that offers you dignity and respect regardless of your circumstances.
I am an accredited Counsellor with the British Association of Psychotherapy (BACP) and have trained in a variety of approaches including many years as a Relate trained Relationship/Couples Counsellor.
As a member of BACP I work within a strict code of conduct, values and ethics.
I am an integrative Counsellor; my original post-graduate training was in psychodynamic (understanding how our past influences our present) and person-centred ( working with you as the expert in your own world) I then studied systemic practice (how we are all part of and influenced by the people and circumstances we live within) I also hold humanistic values ( we are all doing the best we can with the life and skills we have been given).
I practice in a private and confidential environment that allows you to feel safe to take the steps you need towards taking back control of your life. Counselling enables people to better understand themselves and their own reactions to sets of circumstances, whilst enabling them to begin to make more positive life choices.
If you feel unsure about the counselling process please feel free to call and have a private conversation to help you make the decision if counselling is right for you.
Some individuals or couples find that just a few sessions can help them make the changes or offer the support they need, others will choose longer. I offer short and long term therapy and will work with you to tailor the counselling to best meet your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling.
- Honours Degree in Social Work.
- Systemic Couples Therapy.
- Systemic Family Counselling.
- Family constellations
- Life Story Work
- NVQ4 : Families with complex and multiple needs.
- Family Group Meeting Facilitator.
- Mentoring and life coaching.
- Sexuality & Gender.
- Motivational Interviewing.
- Plus many individual trainings on specific topics (portfolio available at first introductory session if required).
Every year I undertake and update my knowledge and skills base by attending new training events and conferences.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sexuality, Gender, attachment difficulties, adoption and fostering.
£45 Individual. £50 Couples. £50-£65 Family, (families please call for a conversation first).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Evening appointments only.
Types of client