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Dip. Couns., Reg MBACP

About me

Spring is hopefully on its way, bringing new growth and fresh hope. Perhaps you are also ready for a change, a fresh start - but are not sure where to begin. Would you like to feel more positive and find some strategies that will help you to overcome the feelings that are holding you back? Are you feeling anxious, angry, lonely, depressed, are you self-harming, having panic attacks or struggling to cope?  Not connecting with others or feeling generally overwhelmed? Working out what can be done to improve how you are feeling can seem like a difficult task. Whatever your reason for having clicked on this link, I would like to help you.

My name is Annie, and I am not here to judge you. I will listen and hear you. My focus is on being able to build a genuine relationship in which you feel comfortable enough to explore what you want and who you are. I would like to help you work out ways to make your life better. If you are a parent, worried about your child, I can provide the space they need to feel more confident.

Asking for help can be difficult. I will do my best to make things as easy as possible for you once you have taken the leap.

I am a fully qualified, person-centred counsellor, which means that you decide what you want to bring to each session, and we move forward together from there.

I work with adults, students, young people and children from a variety of different backgrounds and with a rainbow of individual needs (including SEN and ASD). I hope to be able to meet with you soon.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2017)

5+ yrs working with adults and students (1 yr training)

3 years Place2Be - primary school children (1 yr training)

3+ yrs working with SEN children and young people (ages 7-19)

Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Neurodiversity

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Fees

From £25.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 - Adult per session

£35 - Student/16+ per session

£25 - Child per session

When I work

Please contact me, I am available for face to face sessions and I am also working online using Zoom. Email me with your availability and we can work something out.

Sidcup, London, DA15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There is a step up to the door. So depends on type of chair.