Anne McElroy

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BA (Hons) MA MBACP (Accredited)
Available for new clients
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Wivenhoe CO7 & Colchester CO1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope? Do you struggle with anxiety or low mood?

Perhaps you have experienced a bereavement or relationship breakdown.

If so, counselling can help you to understand and make sense of these feelings. I offer a safe and non-judgemental space for you to talk about the issues and emotions that are troubling you. Together we can begin to explore your thoughts and feelings, helping you to increase your self-awareness and understanding of how to move forward with your life.

Sometimes this involves short term therapy of just a few sessions, but I am also happy to offer open ended sessions for those who want it.

I am a mature and experienced psychodynamic counsellor who currently works in private practice for part of the week. My clients have included men and women of all ages with a wide range of issues. I have experience of working in a solution-focused way as well as on a more long-term basis. You can see me at a dedicated counselling room in Wivenhoe, a minute's walk from the railway station, or in central Colchester.

Contact me by email or telephone me on 07535 134912 to arrange an initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons), MA.
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Foundation Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Registered and accredited member of the BACP

I trained as a psychodynamic counsellor at Chelmsford Counselling Foundation and worked there for several years on a part-time basis. I have also worked in counselling training and was employed as a co-leader on the Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling at Chelmsford Counselling Foundation.

I have more than 10 years experience of work in a wide range of mental health services.  I currently work with the charity Kidsinspire which supports children and young people. My role there is to offer individual therapy to parents so they feel more empowered and skilled in supporting their children.

I attend monthly supervision meetings in accordance with BACP guidelines and the ethical framework.

I continue to further my training and develop my expertise by regularly attending workshops and seminars. I have recently attended courses on risk assessment, suicide, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

I have an enhanced DBS certificate and a Level 2 Safeguarding Certificate.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45. 00 for 50 minutes.

When I work

I have appointments available during the day and some evenings in Colchester and Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe, Essex, CO7

Colchester, Essex, CO1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages


Anne McElroy
Anne McElroy