MBACP (Accred) Person-Centred Counsellor
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"From the beginning I loved Anne-Marie's Person-Centred therapy practice. It felt very honest, caring and natural. She provided me with a space to get all the thoughts that were overwhelming me out from inside my head into the open, which really helped relieve the pressure." - PJ, London
Whether it feels too big to talk about, or even too small to bother anyone with, if it's making you feel anxious or disrupting your life it may be reassuring to talk to someone who knows how to help.
I am an experienced counsellor and accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) working in Kentish Town, North London and I have spent many years learning and developing in this field.
My approach is person-centred, which means I respect the ability within all of us to grow and develop to be who we fully are, given the right growth conditions for us to do this.
This requires a unique kind of relationship and an authentic and transparent way of communicating as the basis for self exploration.
Importantly you will not be judged and so you'll discover a freedom to express those emotions & thoughts we're not 'supposed' to express, finding all facets of yourself being accepted.
Once you are able to move freely in your experience emotions surface, new understanding emerges and with this movement comes change, self acceptance and a deeper self knowledge that gives you more resilience to live how you truly want, beyond the expectations of others.
Clients come to see me about all sorts of things. It could be you're in a crisis of some kind, maybe a relationship break up, a bereavement or an issue with someone that's really affecting your self confidence.
Whatever it is you will find a welcoming space where you will have the freedom to do what you need to do.
"I found Anne-Marie to be warm and welcoming, we soon built up a good rapport where I felt very comfortable. The changes I made over several months really improved my wellbeing and made a very positive impact on my life. I’m grateful to know that I can go back and see Anne-Marie if and when I need to, and see this as another tool in my toolkit for looking after myself." - CG, London
Getting started... I'll be more than happy to talk through things if that's easier. Email me or text to make contact and we can arrange a free initial call which usually lasts 20 minutes so you can get a sense of who I am and ask any questions you like.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Person-Centred Therapeutic Counselling
Advanced Post Diploma in Person-Centred Couples Counselling
Accredited member of BACP
Recent CPD: Trauma and Polyvagal Theory; Perspectives on Addiction from Heroin to Workaholism
Voluntary work in my local area: Caris bereavement service and CGL addiction recovery service.
I have worked with many different people from all backgrounds, diverse cultures, different sexualities and ages. This lies at the heart of what I do. Each of us are unique and every session brings something new. Everyone is welcome.
I believe the wellbeing of our bodies is strongly linked to our emotional being. I have practiced Tai Chi and Qigong for many years. This helps me to be more present in myself, a vital aspect of being more present with others. I also work alongside body therapists, principally acupuncture, Alexander technique and shiatsu.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £60.00 to £75.00
Concessions offered for
Room sessions: Individual (50 minutes, £65); Couples (60 minutes, £75), located at Torriano Avenue, 5 minutes walk from Kentish Town underground station. My room is a comfortable engaging space, large enough to allow for adequate distancing.
Online/telephone: Individual (50 minutes, £60); Couples (60 minutes, £70). Some people enjoy the flexibility of being in their home during sessions.
Outdoor sessions (1 hour) - £60. Some people feel more free outdoors. I offer early morning sessions on Hampstead Heath. I have certain routes that I have developed over time and I am experienced to know how to safely manage the sessions so they still feel contained.
Some concessions available, weekdays early afternoon.
When I work
Tuesday to Friday (daytime/evening), Saturday (morning)