Anne Lennie MBACP (Accred)
Individual and Couples Counselling
There are perhaps several reasons why you have decided to approach a counsellor. It may be that you wish to resolve something which is troubling you or you may be undergoing some kind of emotional crisis or trauma. It may simply be that you wish to develop more awareness regarding your situation.
I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor working in Stroud. I see individuals, students, young people from age 15 upwards, adopters and foster carers. I can provide a confidential service within a safe space in an environment of trust and respect to listen and to help you explore your feelings.
Psychodynamic counselling will give you the opportunity to explore your difficulties and to gain some insight into what is happening. We can consider ways you can move forward in your life by making changes rather than by me giving you advice or telling you what to do.
I can offer counselling to individuals and couples who are adopters or foster carers. You may be encountering difficulties due to a range of issues - from conflicts which arise in relationships when a complex child is in a foster placement or has been adopted to the turmoil that may result from a placement or adoption disruption.
In addition to my private practice with individuals, students, young people from age 15 upwards, adopters and foster carers I have been seeing students with various issues at a University for the last three years. Some of my past work as a counsellor has been in secondary schools.
Prior to my career as a counsellor I worked for thirty years as a social worker with adults, young people and children and families within a variety of settings.Through this work I have developed specialist knowledge of pregnancy and childbirth as well as in-depth knowledge about the impact of attachment issues on relationships.
I have worked for the Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS), which is affiliated to the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, for several years as a counsellor. I have subsequently undertaken a post-graduate training, a couples training and a time-limited therapy training at GCS in addition to a course in Mindfulness.
During our first meeting we can look at your main concerns and we can then consider how to proceed from there.
I offer counselling in Stroud. My practice is a fifteen-minute walk from Stroud town centre. Parking is also available at my location if arriving by car.
I am a registered practitioner with WPA Health Insurance, PruHealth and Aviva.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Westminster Pastoral Foundation)
- Postgraduate Associate Award in Psychodynamic Counselling (Gloucestershire Counselling Service)
- Certificates in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre)
- Certificate in Couples Counselling (Gloucestershire Counselling Service)
- Certificate in Time-Limited Therapy (Gloucestershire Counselling Service)
- Diploma in Social Work & Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW)
- BA in Sociology
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
First session : £45 (60 minutes). Subsequent ongoing weekly sessions: £45 (50 minutes).
First session: £55 (75 minutes). Subsequent ongoing weekly sessions: £55 (60 minutes).
First session: £35 (60 minutes). Subsequent sessions: £35 (50 minutes).
Concessions may be available depending on your circumstances.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred.).
If you would like any further information or if you would like to make an appointment then please telephone or email me and I will return your call or email you as soon as I can. You can then decide whether you would like to arrange an initial meeting with me where we can look at your main concerns and the best way forward.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Parking is available. There is a set of steps down to the premises.
Daytime appointments up to 6 pm.
Types of client