Anne Ford "bacp : Counselling changes lives!"Contact ME
01633 556015 / 07549120391
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Its not really about me...its about you. You may have heard on the news and in the media Phrases like talking therapies, counselling, psychotherapist etc. I am a qualified, experienced .BACP registered therapist. ' This Register is approved by the Professional Standards authority for health and Social Care. Why choose me?
I will do my best to listen to what YOU want and need from Counselling.
This hour is YOUR time to explore in peaceful surroundings any issues that are bothering you.
I am successful, having worked with over 100 clients in the last 4 years.
Client issues have included Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Bereavement, Relationship issues, Low self-esteem, Affairs, Miscarriage, Anger Management, Abuse (Including sexual abuse), Significant difficulty with an important relationship...eg. Mother, Father, siblings, Children. Bullying, Workplace issues. Pressure caused by debt.
I have had a lot of Male clients 21-45 ( Suicide is the leading cause of death in this age group ) and am passionate as the Mother of sons in helping Men TALK about what bothers them. There are no Male only Counselling groups, whereas there are many Agencies that help Woman.
Of course I am more than happy to work with woman too. ( I just see wounded people Male and Female.)
I am over 50, which I think means I have been round the block a bit as in I have experienced some real pain and suffering in my life. That makes me more able to understand what YOU may be going through.
As part of the qualifying Process I too have had Counselling and yes indeed it was life changing.
I am Caring, approachable, non-judgemental, understanding and have a passion for what I/We will unearth and process in our sessions together.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Qualifications include a BA Hons, a P.G.C.E. a Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
Plus level 2 and 3 Counselling Skills and Theory
I have an up to date enhanced DBS.
As well as being mature and experienced in the school of hard knocks I have a background in working in Mental Health....I believe people are far more than the sum of any diagnostic label I worked for the Charity MIND and have tremendous empathy for those that struggle with poor Mental Health ( Though I prefer the term emotional health to the term Mental. I also for many years worked in Education and am well acquainted with the issues teenagers especially can present.Also I have done Care/ Support work with Vulnerable adults and the elderly including working with dementia. I have worked in An Agency based in Hastings East Sussex, I have worked in an Agency based in Merthyr Tydfil and I have been a School Counsellor. Counselling services include: Anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, loss, conflict, relationships, bullying, illness, disability. anger, trauma abuse ( Both Male and Female ) isolation, loneliness, workplace issues, identity, self worth self esteem. I enjoy working with a range of clients 19 to 90 .
I have regular supervision as required to b professionally registered. I am bound by the BACP ethical framework and strive to constantly keep up with Professional and Personal development
. Recent training Courses have included Child safe guarding, Domestic abuse, working with equality and diversity. working with relational trauma. Attachment theory. Supporting survivors ( Male and Female of abuse including sexual abuse and rape
. 'Drop the disorder...A more compassionate approach to Mental Health. I love to learn and see Counselling as a Journey which both the client and therapist embark on. No two Journeys will by nature be the same!
The bacps New Logo is Counselling changes lifes........YOU having nothing to lose and so much potentially to gain.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I prefer the term Emotional distress to Personality disorders. If You feel well enough to engage in Therapy than I am happy to listen to your concerns.
Cost £35 concessions available for students, unwaged, O.A.P
Fees negotiable dependent on personal circumstances. I believe Counselling should be accessible to all..
Types of Therapy
60 Minutes face to face short/term or long term
Telephone 1 Hour
.Taking that first step is difficult. At 23 years of age I was wary of being referred to a Counsellor by my G.P
It was my choice.......and for me the process was Life Changing. At various times in my life I have sought out Counselling.......Family members, Partners, friends sometimes find it difficult to see us struggling or we may put up a front in order to not worry them.
I offer an initial telephone or face to face consultation so you can decide whether I am the Kind of Person you would be happy to work with A nominal fee applies.
" A person of worth acknowledges your past, helps you plan your future and unconditionally accepts you just the way you are today in the present" Anne Ford 14/4/2016
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon - Fri 8am to 8pm. . Sat on request.. Home visiting a possibility. Cost £35 Concessions available dependent on finances and personal circumstances please ask..
Types of client