Anne Lindley-French MBACP, MA, MBA, PGCTLHE
I have a very straight-forward approach to counselling: to see my clients move beyond the difficulty they currently experience to a way of life that feels better than they imagined. I don’t do the hard work – you do – that is why we can expect the results to be long term rather than short lived. My role is to support and challenge you through your own process of understanding, healing, re-building and change. I often work with clients who have experienced counselling before and have made a decision to get to the bottom of what has troubled them. I want you to gain the maximum long term results from the time and energy you invest in yourself. My client base tends to be 50% women and 50% men, and covers all ages and issues.
I work in extended sessions of 65 minutes (rather than the usual 50 minute ‘counselling hour’) as clients have found them to be more effective. On many occasions insight develops towards the end of the session and the extra time allows us to explore this insight before we break for the week ahead.
After one session you will know if I am the right person for you or not. I strongly recommend that you choose your counsellor carefully, the relationship you build is essential to effective therapy so you need to make sure that you are comfortable with your counsellor and feel that they have the ability and personality to work with you effectively.
What I can help with?
Types of therapy
Integrative, Person Centred, Psychosynthesis, Solution Focused, Brief Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Transpersonal.
How I deliver therapy
- Long-term face-to-face work
- Short-term face-to-face work
- Online/Skype counselling
- Time-limited therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, couples and groups
I am a Counsellor, Associate Lecturer in Counselling and previously Lectured in Business at Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield University. I have an entrepreneurial and business background combined with a life-long fascination with what makes people, organisations and societies tick. I am an atheist 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 Univetsity.
I am a Counsellor, Associate Lecturer and Consultant. I work with private clients in the Beacon Counselling & Coaching Group and have previously worked within the NHS in Barnsley and Sheffield.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Addictions, anger, bereavement, lone parenting and co-parenting, loneliness, relationships/dating, postnatal depression, menopause, adandonment
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Group therapy
£55 per extended 65 minute session
Street parking is always available outside my counselling room.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||French & Italian|
I offer some early morning and evening sessions and am available Monday to Wednesday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|