Anne Marie Lear
Who am I?
I am a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP (MBACP).
I'm a Person Centered therapist, and I'm warm and caring, I believe in demonstrating empathy, understanding, genuineness and congruence throughout my work as a therapist. I believe in creating a safe, secure and confidential environment which allows my clients to explore their innermost thoughts, and emotions.
I am completely non-judgemental, a quality that is essential in developing a trusting relationship with all of my clients, Through the quality of the relationships I develop, I'm able to encourage inner healing and client autonomy.
Who can I help?
I recognise that many people have carried emotional issues resulting from early childhood trauma, resulting from emotional or physical abuse, family historical issues (parental or family relationship issues), with this type of emotional trauma often leading to depression, anxiety and relationship issues later on in life.
I am an experienced counsellor and have dealt with many issues involving marital difficulties, I recognise that relationships sometimes need the support of a counsellor who can mediate and help support couples who want to stay together, therefore I can offer couples counselling.
It's not just marital relationships that break down, family relationships and working relationships come under strain and many people experience employment stress and bullying issues, general anxiety and stress issues, suicidal thoughts and intrusive thought patterns. I have been fortunate to help and support many clients who have suffered these relationship issues.
I have worked with clients suffering from bereavement, depression, loss, loneliness, isolation, and clients who have experienced a sense of abandonment.
I have supported many people who suffer with mental health issues such as personality disorders, OCD, mood disorders ( such as bi-polar),eating disorders, and body image disorders, trauma disorders ( such as post traumatic stress) alcoholism and anger management issues.
I have counselled many women suffering from Post Natal Depression and difficulties associated with childbirth, including bonding issues and relationship issues following the birth of their new baby.
I believe in working with Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit, if clients wish to explore their spirituality... their spiritual thoughts and emotions, then, I am more than happy to help them with faith based counselling. I offer confidential support to enable clients to make sense of their life's journey and raise their own self awareness to enable them to move forward with confidence.
I believe in working very deeply with all of my clients, ensuring that they are able to safely share their innermost feelings in a comfortable secure environment.
My aim is to develop a sense of connection with my clients through my work, which allows me to work diligently to empower them, therefore enabling them to understand their emotional experience, and ultimately, to focus more positively on moving forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
Anne-Marie's professional career involved counselling clients for Powys Carers Service at Ystradgynlais Community Hospital, where she has counselled many vulnerable adults and their families.
This work has given her an array of experience in working with many life changing and challenging issues.
Anne-Marie entered private practice in 2015 and has her own counselling room within Newbury Pharmacy in Mumbles, and also has a room within the Sacred Heart Church, Morriston, Swansea.
Anne-Marie has gained experience dealing with: Depression, Stress and Anxiety, Bereavement, Suicide and Suicidal Thoughts, Counselling Families following the death of a loved one to suicide, Post Traumatic Stress,Sexual Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties, Stress and Anxiety, Marital and Emotional Difficulties, Family Problems, Depression, loss, Anger Issues, Guilt, Identity Issues, Domestic Violence, workplace bullying and working relationship issues.
Anne-Marie has also dealt with an array of mental issues such as Personality disorders, OCD, Body image Disorders, Paranoia, Phobias, Intrusive Thought Patterns, Post -Natal Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychosis, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Self-Harming.
Anne-Marie is also able to offer couples counselling
Every person is unique and therefore Anne-Marie ensures that she adapts her techniques if it is beneficial to the client.
Anne-Marie provides clients with a completely holistic therapeutic experience, including faith based counselling, and will also use a number of different approaches in order to meet her client's needs,including sand tray therapy if the client feels it would be beneficial.
- Foundation Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Sand Tray Therapy
- Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- CPCAB Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 3 in Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 2 In Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Level 1 in Therapeutic Counselling
- ASSIST - Suicide Intervention Course
- Rainbows Programme - Helping to support children through bereavement and loss
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £45 for a full hour of clinical therapy. Counselling is strictly by appointment only and Anne-Marie can be contacted by telephone or email, counselling can also be provided by SKype.