Anne Marie Barlow
I am passionate and committed to supporting people develop a better sense of compassionate awareness within relation to themselves. I believe within each of us lies the potential for healing and change, no matter what the circumstances or how deep or dark the depths of trauma and experience may be. Sometimes we need the support of someone who is familiar with the territory, to help us navigate our way through certain stages of life and to process past events that have caused pain and suffering, and that might be leading to difficulties in the present.
I work in a relational, mindful, authentic and compassionate way, helping you to find your bearings and work through anything which causes suffering.
My main aim is to build a trusting therapeutic relationship within which you can safely share, explore and express all that you need to do. I have found that at times humour and a playful approach can help with this. The goal is for you to feel at ease, and able to work through all that you need to with me supportively accompanying you.
I draw from a wide range of different theories and ideas, I like this way because I believe that each person I encounter has their own unique individuality, I like to tailor make a model that works best for you based upon all that I have learnt academically and experienced in practice.
One of the key elements of my approach involves mindfulness, present moment awareness and body awareness. I am trained to work with the body and movement and have found this to be particularly useful especially when working with and through trauma. If this sounds interesting to you, we can incorporate it into the work.
I am also trained to work creatively, so if this something that you are interested in we can incorporate that too, this might include working with art materials, images, music, rhythm, stories, role play, poetry and other theatrical and creative techniques.
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2005 I completed a Masters Degree in Drama and Movement Psychotherapy. From this I gained extensive experience of working with a wide range of trauma within the charity sector and in educational settings.
I qualified as a Creative Arts Clinical Supervisor in 2010 and have worked within private practice since then. I also supervise creative arts therapy students and I am currently teaching on the Drama and Movement Therapy course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
In 2017 I qualified as Systemic Family Practitioner, this enabled me to work with families and couples.
Most recently I completed a Masters degree in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.
I currently work in private practice with adults, children and as a psychotherapist within schools.
I am a member with the professional registering bodies UK Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) and The Health Professions Council (HCPC).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Free 30 minute phone consultation
Initial 50 minute session - £60
Weekly ongoing session - £70
I do offer some lower cost places, do check with me to see if I have availability on this front.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have availability on fridays between 9-3.
Types of client