Anne McElroy BA (Hons) MA MBACP (Accredited)
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
£40 for 50 minutes.
Lower fees for students in training.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have appointments available during the day and some evenings in Colchester and Wivenhoe
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|