How Counselling Can Help
Hello, my name is Annelaine, and I am very passionate about helping all individuals, from all walks of life, to gain control back into their lives, be able to use their own initiative and make decisions for themselves. When all of us reach a low point within our lives it can make us feel vulnerable and enhance feelings of insecurity. Here is where I would like the opportunity to unravel and explore alongside of you, any issues you may be facing, from: Anxiety; Depression; Relationship Issues; Work Related Stress; Trauma; feelings of Low Self-Worth; Confidence Issues and much more, so you can have a better understanding of what is going on for you and be able to put these into perspective. I want to then, be able to offer you coping mechanisms and strategies in moving forward, feeling freer within yourselves, to enjoy life more, without either past or present negative thoughts, feelings and emotions standing in the way. I also want to help you, to understand and manage these powerful normal reactions, that can be distorted through many different issues we face daily. Such as, hectic lifestyles that have been thrust upon us from a very fast-moving world, with lots of demands and constant changes which are ongoing and unsettling. These can both be historical or present and rearrange them together in a more productive and healthier way in moving forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified in 2006 at Lancaster University as an experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist and went onto study as a Cognitive Behavioural Counsellor (CBT) / Supervisor / Teacher.
My Qualifications and Training include:
Dip in (HE) in Counselling - Lancaster University
Dip - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - CPCAB - 2016
PGDE (M) Teacher Training - University of Bolton - 2013
Cert Level 3 in Supervision January / April - 2012
BA (hons) Criminology - Lancaster University - 2009
Cert - Mental Health Training - 2019
Cert - Suicide Training - 2019
Cert - Trauma Training - 2018
Cert - Managing Critical Incidents in Work - Accredited by the University of Chester 2014
Cert - Telephone Counselling - 2013
Cert - Peer Mentoring - Bolton University 2012 - 2013
Cert - Domestic Abuse - 2009
Cert - Youth Work Training - 2008 / 2009
Cert - Victim Support - 2008
Cert - Bereavement Counselling - January / July - 2005
Work experience has been: Working with Victims of Domestic Abuse for 13 years. Working with Students through University and College; Children in Schools, Young people through CAMHS and working within the Prison Service; Cruse Bereavement Care; Students and qualified GP’s through The British Medical Association (BMA); BBC Television, EAP and much more. I work with people from all backgrounds and make a particular effort to reach out to marginalised groups. I help people to identify their most relevant concerns and offer them the support they may need to work through their issues /problems and achieve their personal goals.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Counselling Sessions - £60 per 60 minute session.
Supervision Sessions - £70 Fees per 90 minute session.
Reduced slots are available for trainees / students or those in financial difficulty.
I have availability for face to face Monday or Thursday mornings between 9am and 12pm.
I have available slots Monday to Friday, Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings.
I am able to offer Face to Face counselling - Telephone Counselling - Structured Video Counselling - Long-Term and Short-Term work and Online Counselling Email and Instant Messaging.