Anne Lindley-French

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Counsellor (2011) MBACP, MBA, MA(Hons)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Brighton BN2 & Sheffield S11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am straight-forward, supportive and informal - clients often say it was easier to talk openly about the difficult things than they had imagined.  With over a decade's experience, I regularly work with clients who have had counselling before and return to get to the bottom of what has troubled them - be that relationships, family, work or feeling low for too long. We want you to gain the maximum long term results from the time and energy you invest in yourself.  In online-only sessions we will draw on practical and theoretical insight, building compassion, and sharing ideas and the odd laugh.

I'm not perfect and I don't expect you to be.  My goal is to see you move beyond current difficulty, strain or despair, to a way of life that feels better than you imagined - confident that you have defined your next chapter around who you really are, with boundaries in place and a clear focus on what works for you at home and at work.

After one session you will know whether I am the right counsellor for you. The relationship we build is crucial to how effective the counselling will be, and how much trust and support you think we'll be able to share.

My work is split between weekly sessions and intensive 3 day programs. For further information regarding the intensive programs please see

What I can help with?

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low mood
  • Low self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Loss of direction in life
  • Personal development
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Family breakdown
  • Single and co-parenting
  • Infidelity
  • Loneliness
  • Dating
  • Post natal depression
  • Bereavement
  • Career counselling
  • Assertiveness
  • Bullying
  • Work related stress
  • Redundancy
  • Anger management

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person Centred, Psychosynthesis, Solution Focused, Brief Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Transpersonal.

How I deliver therapy

  • Online counselling - short and long term
  • Time-limited therapy

Clients I work with

Adults and couples

My background

I am a Counsellor, with a lecturing and business background and a life-long fascination with what makes people tick. I work with a very wide range of clients, live in a blended family, and know what it's like to ride the ups and the downs of life. I am an atheist/humanist who believes in people and an optimist who knows there are difficult times.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Certificate Number 062545

Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling, 2011 - Sheffield Hallam University

Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling Skills, 2008 - Sheffield Hallam University

Post Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education - Sheffield Hallam University

Masters in Business Administration - Institute de Management Europeen des Affaires

Masters in Politics & Sociology - Edinburgh University

I am a Counsellor and Lecturer with a background in business.

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

Business decisions and strategy, work/life management.

Relationship breakdown, lone parenting, co-parenting.

Menopause, preparing for retirement, planning for change.


£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Individuals £70

Couples £80

10% concessionary discount

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work Tuesday to Wednesday 10am to 4pm.

Further information

I offer regular weekly/ fortnightly/ monthly/ occasional sessions. For most clients weekly sessions are recommended at first, after which you can change the frequency to suit your progress with our work.

At times I have a waiting list, which I run in strict rotation. 

Brighton, East Sussex, BN2

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Additional languages


French & Italian - no longer fluent

Online platforms

Google Meet