Anne Townson - Counsellor, Life Coach and Hypnotherapist

Anne Townson - Counsellor, Life Coach and Hypnotherapist

Higher Walton


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Higher Walton


About me


As a Person Centred Counsellor, Life-Coach, Hypnotherapist and Reiki Healer, I am committed to helping my clients reach their full potential in whatever way that I can.

I use all of my skills, either individually or as a mix, to ensure that my client reconciles themselves in the best way possible to the issues that they present to me with.

Consider this - metaphorically speaking do you have a hole in your bucket? Picture the bucket as your heart with a hole in it and no matter how much you try to fill it with external, material things they just aren't able to fill the hole sufficiently in order for you to feel full or filled (fulfilled) for an indefinite length of time. Instead whatever you need pours out of the hole and you have to start all over again - is it any wonder that you're exhausted mentally, emotionally and physically.

Have you tried everything and run out of ideas on how to fill it or do you have a block that is telling you that you are not worth the effort. Well I'm here to tell you that you are worth it and to teach you how to make sure that all those holes in your bucket are filled with love for yourself until it is overflowing - then sit back and watch how your life changes!  To discover how to do this please visit my website above.

Why not try my "Kick Start Your Life" workshop and start 2018 as you mean to continue!

Always be kind to yourself.

Best wishes,

Anne Townson

Training, qualifications & experience

As stated I am a Person Centred Counsellor. This will be explained more fully in your first session, but basically it means that the relationship between the counsellor and the client is paramount; based on empathy, honesty and respect. There are no gimmicks, no techniques or strategies. A person centred counselling session provides the client with the time and space for them to talk about whatever might be on their mind. And I do mean "whatever". I will endeavor to listen, reflect and summarise in a completely non-judgmental manner.

I am comfortable also working through speech, play, art or expressive media and have worked with both adults and children. I am trained in play therapy for children by Place2Be.

I regularly attend training courses and workshops to keep up-to-date with developments within my specialist fields which may prove beneficial to my clients.  Hence my training as a Life Coach and Intuitive / Reiki Healer in order to provide a completely balanced holistic approach for my client, should they so wish.

I've worked with clients in a women's refuge and everything that entails - emotional, physical and mental abuse, together with the issues that generally go along with those things as coping mechanisms; alcohol and drug addiction.  Other issues I encountered whilst working at a counselling centre in Preston were marital / sexual problems, infertility, low self esteem, work issues, family relationships, depression / suicidal thoughts, abortion.  Sadly the list is endless.  Before going into practice for myself I spent time working at a primary school in a deprived area of Burnley working for Place2Be.  Children who use Place2Be's services are more likely to be from disadvantaged backgrounds, and to have special educational needs and pre-existing emotional and behavioural difficulties. That's where I was trained in Play Therapy.

I'm a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am fully insured (with Holistic Services).  My portfolio of  registrations, memberships, insurance policies, qualifications and certifications are available for perusal at any time during our sessions.

Home visits will be considered on a client-by-client basis, but will incur additional travelling expenses.

As always I continue to welcome the chance to work with people of different genders, origins, ages, abilities, sexualities and faiths.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer play therapy working with children who have experienced / live with the effects of some of the above issues within their families.


It's difficult talking about money when it relates to a person's well being, but I feel that my prices compare well with others in my profession, who maybe don't offer the "complete package" as I do. This is one of the most important investment that you will ever make - an investment in your self and in your life. So make sure that you choose the correct therapist for you and this shouldn't be based on cost.  My fees are:

Counselling (including On-Line Therapy), Life Coaching and Reiki are £50 per 60 minute session

Sessions can be combined, if that was considered to be beneficial by both client and practitioner.

My fee for child therapy is £50 per 60 minute session.

Couple counselling will be £65 per 60 minute session.

Hypnotherapy sessions involve a lot more pre-session work, with the client completing a questionnaire prior to the session and my writing a bespoke hypnotherapy script based on the information provided. For this reason I charge £95 per 1 hour session. My scripts also include an element of relaxation, so they can also be used as bespoke guided meditations.  Therefore I also provide, within that cost, a recording of the session to be played as often as you consider necessary. A bespoke MP3 recording, without attending a session, will be £45. A copy of a generic recording from my personal library appertaining to a particular subject can be purchased in MP3 format for £25.

Letters requested by clients for employers, tutors, GPs etc, if agreed relevant by the Therapist, will incur an additional charge of £20.

Kick Start Your Life workshops cost £150 for 3 hours, refreshments and all materials used. If something is stopping you from moving forward then this is exactly what you need.

I do offer home visits, but this will incur an additional charge to cover petrol and travelling time.

Frequent/late cancellation of sessions can be problematic for me so I, therefore, reserve the right to charge for missed sessions should this become a regular issue.

Further information

Please visit my website(s) for any further information regarding any of my services or contact me direct via the details given.

Maps & Directions

Preston, PR5

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


10:00-17:00 Monday-Friday 10:00-13:00 Saturday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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