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.
As a Counsellor and Lecturer with a business background my client base tends to be equally split between women and men, and covers all ages, professions and issues. My work often straddles home and professional life, looking at goals and strategies for both.
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. I work with individuals and couples.
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.
I work in weekly sessions and in intensive 2 day programs (individuals, couples, groups and yoga retreats). For further information regarding the intensive programs please see www.gardengate.org.uk.
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 and Lecturer with a background in business.
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 addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- 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
Business decisions and strategy, work/life management.
Relationship breakdown, lone parenting, co-parenting.
Menopause, preparing for retirement, planning for change.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Group therapy
10% student discount
At times I have a waiting list, if this is the case I will always try to provide a "guesstimate" of how long the wait will be.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||French & Italian|
I run regular and one-off online and telephone sessions Monday to Wednesday. From August 2020 I will also offer face to face sessions.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|