Anne Edwards MBACP Accredited
Hello, I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor offering long, mid and short term counselling from my private practice in Leicester, close to the city centre.
Making the decision to seek help, and taking those first steps towards finding a counsellor can be a very daunting and anxiety provoking experience. Through my warm approach I aim to create and offer you a safe and supportive space to talk. A place where we can work together, and most importantly a place where you feel free to explore your emotions, experiences and the difficulties which have brought you to this point.
It can often feel as if life is too challenging, and too difficult to manage alone. There are times when feeling 'fed up' or 'sad' can take hold and foster a new and much deeper meaning, with anxious feelings and depressive thoughts ruling your whole life. There are many different reasons or triggers for these unwanted and seemingly unhelpful feelings. Everyone is different, everyone one of us reacts to different situations in our own unique way. Your reasons, your story is special and I will endeavour to sit alongside you as we think together about your unique experience.
Together we can work towards understanding your past experiences, how this effects you now, and equip you with the 'tools' to create new ways of relating to yourself and to others. Helping you find your solutions, your answers. This will strengthen your self esteem to bring about, a noticeable and lasting change.
I have particular interests in the areas of relational difficulties, relationship issues, early development, incubation, separation anxiety, pregnancy issues, maternal and paternal mental health issues during the perinatal period, postnatal depression, male mental health.
This list is not exhaustive or exclusive, I also work in areas relating to family issues, separation and divorce, generalised anxiety and depression.
My consulting room which is close to the city centre, is easily accessible by public transport and by car, with affordable on street parking available nearby. I am on the 3rd floor of the LCPC building, which means there are a number of steps to negotiate, without wheelchair access.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and a Registered Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This is a regulatory and professional body and I work in accordance with their codes of Ethics and Good Practice.
Private Practice Established January 2013-current
The Leicester Counselling Centre - Volunteer Counsellor, 2010-2014
Diploma in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling, 2009-2011
Certificate in Counselling Studies, 2007-2009
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Perinatal mental health - problems that start during pregnancy and continue for the first year after birth.
Maternal and paternal mental health.
Postnatal Depression (PND) - in both men and women, dad's and partners can suffer too.
Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes, on a weekly basis, at the same time each week.
Session Fee: Individual £40 / Couples £50
Assessment appointments incur the the fee as above and also last 50 minutes.
Please contact me if you feel I may be able to help, and we can discuss your options further.
No waiting list
Please contact me by whichever means you feel most comfortable.
If you decide to telephone and I do not answer your call, please leave a message leaving your contact details and an appropriate time when you will be free for me to call you back.
After your initial contact we will be able to arrange an assessment appointment, which gives us the opportunity to meet and discuss what has brought you to counselling at this time.
Please be assured all messages left, in all formats are confidential.