Anne Marie Lear

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Swansea, Castell-nedd Port Talbot, SA8
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About me

I am a fully qualified  Person-Centred Counsellor with many years experience working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and religions. I provide a warm, caring, safe space for clients to be able to open up, and be heard, and to share their experiences with me in a trusting environment. It is my aim to be able to allow every client the unique opportunity of being able to understand self, and the journey they have experienced free from judgement, but with hope of finding resolve and peace, and to be able to move forward to a better future.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Degree in Counselling

Diploma's Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Therapeutic Counselling.

Sand Tray Skills

I have a wide and varied range of experience working with adults and teenagers, on issues such as identity, bereavement, addiction, guilt, anger, depression, stress and anxiety, post traumatic stress, intrusive thoughts, suicide and suicidal thoughts, domestic violence and emotional control issues, relationship issues, sexual problems, sexual identity and sexual abuse. I have worked with private and NHS services and have thousands of hours of counselling practice with 100s of clients. I also have worked in hospitals, outreach services, the Film and TV industry, Music Industry, Accountancy, Employee counselling services, NHS, Schools & Universities and clients with physical disabilities. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked with many clients who would like to understand more about their own sense of identity, faith and spirituality. I have experience working with clients of all faiths, and while 'spirituality means different things to different people, I aim to help a client understand what faith means for them and what lies beyond the physical world. Very often people feel and sense there is something greater than we are, a divine/greater power and this is something  above what we can see or hear. It has been my joy to have worked very deeply with clients who are looking for a sense of inner peace, and I have helped many people make sense of situations and events that have happened in their life. I have been able to work effectively with clients to help find balance in their lives, find forgiveness, hope, and be able to let go of past failures and guilt and move steadily forward to a more fulfilled future with greater personal growth.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs

Additional information

My feels are £50.00 per 45min session. Payment is made through bank transfer 24hrs before the session 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work Mondays 9.30am -until 6.30pm

Wed :- Session 1) 9.30am, Session 2) 10.30am, Session 3) 11.30am

Fri :- Session1)9.30am  Session2) Session 3) 10.30am .

Further information

I offer all my sessions online. I am able to offer a free initial telephone chat to carry out a brief assessment and discuss your needs for counselling. 

If you should like to proceed then I will send you my contract of confidentiality for you to read , sign and return to me. Then, after payment is made I will send you a Zoom link with your invitation.

I am happy to answer any questions you have by telephone.

Pontardawe, Swansea, Castell-nedd Port Talbot, SA8

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Anne Marie Lear
Anne Marie Lear