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Dip. Couns. MBACP reg. 393554

About me

 My name is Anne I am a qualified counsellor I completed my level 4 in therapeutic counselling with a person-cantered approach. 

I offer a safe and friendly space for you to speak freely in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

For the last 24 months I have worked as a volunteer counsellor for Cruse Bereavement support and Crystal-Clear agencies.  I am a fully trained bereavement counsellor.  I also work with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, low self-esteem, and mild trauma.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their code of ethics.

I am empathic, honest, open, and non-Judgemental, and will sit with you, and listen to you, and meet you wherever you are   The client has the lead, and autonomy in the session.

No one should suffer on their own. 

What is said in the therapy session will remain confidential with in the limits of legislation. 

I work with anyone over 18. I currently offer sessions, in-person  online, or telephone. In long- or short-term work.

The first Zoom session  of 30 minutes is free, this is to assess if we are a good fit for the counselling work.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • April 2009-Sept 2020 - Volunteer call taker, Family Lives (Formerly Parent line Plus)
  • March 2010 - Introduction to counselling skills,  BTEC level 2
  • June 2010 - Certificate in counselling skills,  AQA 
  • June 2019 - Certificate in counselling studies,  level 3 CPCAB 
  • Feb 2022 - Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, 
  • February 2020  to present counsellor for  Cruse Bereavement support 

Member organisations


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


£35.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The sessions are 50 minutes every week and the contracts are open-ended. Your appointment should start and finish on time. If you  attend  late there will be no provision to extend the session.  The current  cost is  £35 per session, and any missed or late cancelled session will be charged at the rate of £10.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

In the initial session we can discuss appropriate times to suit client/counsellor availability if none of the noted availability does not suit.

Further information

What to expect in  the first session

Agreeing to and accepting counselling is a huge step forwards for many people.  However it is a courageous one.  Acknowledging  there is a problem and talking  through, and exploring ways  to move forward, can produce some amazing and positive changes in your life.  And further more create a deeper understanding, and awareness of the triggers which may have produced the issues.

I offer the initial session of 30 minutes for free. During this time I will listen to your story, to understand the need for counselling , I may clarify some of the information by asking questions.  I will also enquire if this is the first time you have received counselling and so ask  about your expectations from these sessions, if we go ahead.

Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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I currently only work online, so I am accessible to anyone with a smart phone ,iPad or laptop

Online platforms