Annemarie Hawley

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Stoke-on-Trent ST3 & Stoke on Trent ST3
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About me


I'm Annemarie,

I appreciate that thinking about counselling can be very daunting, finding a therapist and choosing one can seem huge! So you've thought about it and now are looking, remember,

Sometimes we all need someone to listen... so who am I? 

Where am I? I currently work from two bases, my home in Weston Coyney and I have a base in Longton. The base in Longton is very accessible if you don’t drive.

I have a PGDip in psychotherapeutic Counselling and I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP), and am bound by its Code of Ethics.

I am also a Children and Young People member of the BACP. I have extensive experience of working with young children through to young adults.

As a member of the BACP, I offer an integrative counselling practice, which means that I use several different modalities, including Person Centred Theory, Attachment theory, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment therapy), CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy) and others including Mindfulness and meditation. However I am client led, and the therapeutic relationship that we establish together is the most important aspect of therapy.

I believe in a non-judgmental relationship, and by working together to find the most productive way for you to move forward and make sense of your life and it’s problems.

I provide both short term and open ended therapy. Short term therapy may be all you need if you are having problems with a particular issue, but if you have suffered with more complex issues, long term open ended therapy could be needed to help you move forward gently and safely.

Appointments are available on a Tuesday evening, Thursday evenings, Fridays and Saturdays. Out of these times arrangements can be made.

I am also available for home visits if this is a specific requirement.

I have an up to date enhanced police safety check (DBS). I hold professional indemnity insurance and my work is supervised by a BACP approved supervisor.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Merit) - Staffordshire University
  • University Certificate in Counselling (Merit) – Staffordshire University
  • Introduction to Basic Counselling Skills – Staffordshire University
  • Youth Support and Leader in a Community

Continuous Professional Development

  • Understanding a pregnancy loss. 2015
  • Abortion and PTSD. 2015
  • Miscarriage and loss of a baby. 2015
  • Safeguarding. Levels 1 & 2. 2017
  • Childhood Bereavement. 2017
  • An Introduction and Exploration of Transactional Analysis. 2016
  • Pastoral Care in a Community. 2018
  • Self Harm & Suicide July 2019
  • Working with Under 11s July 2019
  • Suicide Training Papyrus Sept 2019
  • Safeguarding Level 3, July 2021
  • Working with Eating Disorders Nov 2021
  • Aces Trauma March 2022
  • LGBTQ+ Ally Masterclass July 2022

I have worked for a leading mental health Charity in Cheshire East for the last three years, predominately working with YP.

During the Pandemic I offered sessions online via Zoom and Teams.

I worked for an International Leading Weight loss Company for 10 years and underwent intense training over this time. Understanding Obesity and the complexities of Weight Loss and have since read and resourced the difficulties and diversities of disorded eating.

I worked for a national charity for over 5 years working with pregnancy support, miscarriage and loss and post abortion grief.

I have worked closely in a support position with primary school aged children offering support in a 1-1 basis and group nurture programmes.

I have also worked in an NHS Staff Support and Counselling Service, working with the staff at all levels in the organisation, on a variety of issues, both personal and work related.

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

Areas of counselling I deal with


£40.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My standard fee for a normal 60 minute session is £45

Children and Young Person sessions to age 18, 50 minute session £40

Couples £60

I do offer a small number of concessionary sessions, so if you are unable to afford the full payment, please contact me.

Home visits begin at £45 depending on area.

Student Fees are discounted to £35.

Payment must be made in advance, or at the time of session.

You can pay by: Cash, PayPal or by bank transfer.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Sessions are available Tuesday evenings, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There is an option of a late night session on a Wednesday. 
Thursdays are at my base in Longton 

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3

163 The Strand, Longton, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 1TU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms



In person

I'm a fully qualified Supervisor. I gained my Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision from The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy.

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