Annette Ansell, BA (HONS); MA; Dip. Couns.. Dip. Supervision. MBACP. EAGALA

Annette Ansell, BA (HONS); MA; Dip. Couns.. Dip. Supervision. MBACP. EAGALA

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Abthorpe Road
Handley Park
NN12 8PA

07931 333 679

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About me

I became a Client-Centred counsellor and psychotherapist because I love being a part of, and witnessing someone's emotional and psychological recovery. I beleive we all desire to receive unconditional love, positive regard and respect. I also beleive we all want to experience someone who can empathise with us in a genuine, congruent relationship, whether or not we have serious problems or crises. I have been in private practice for over 28 years. I mainly work with anxiety, relationship issues, depression, (including post-natal depression), anxiety, affairs and betrayals, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), panic, abuse, eating disorders, couples issues including separation and divorce, bereavement, low self-esteem, emotional abuse and bullying, addictions, sexual abuse (current and historic), personal development, and therapeutic personal and professional coaching.

We often want someone to listen without judging or taking over and telling us what to do, what to think, how to be. Some of us worry that talking to friends or family will burden them unreasonably with our worries and concerns.

Therefore we need time, freedom and a good, active listener to explore our problems and be trusted and helped to find our own solutions and strategies, to work out what feels right to do, or where to go next. Talking things through with a trained, qualified and experienced therapist usually helps to get clarification or resolution.

I also supervise other counsellors, psychotherapists and professional coaches as well as external examiner for Metanoia Institute for Counselling & Psychotherapy.

I believe in and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice, therefore I am a Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP). I am also a member of the World Association for Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling (WAPCEPC).

I work from my Towcester studio in Northamptonshire, face to face, or FaceTime or Skype.

Fees: £80 for individuals and £120 for couples.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA (Hons), an MA and a Diploma in Counselling, as well as a Diploma in Supervision. I gained my Masters at the University of Kent at Canterbury, University of East London, and trained in counselling at Metanoia Institute in London. I gained my Diploma in Supervision from the Institute for Person-Centred Learning. Metanoia Institute in London is where I am an external examiner.

For the last 12 years I trained in Natural Horsemanship and Humanality; a theory of Personality and psychology which helps us understand ourselves (and horses!) and others and gives us confidence and insight into what is natural and positive about ourselves, how to communicate more effectively and successfully with people who may be quite different to us, and a better understanding of those whose behaviour might be at least mystifying, at worst, downright exasperating! I have had considerable success using the Humanality Report as a personal development tool for clients, Supervisee and coaches.

I am also an EAGALA Certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapy therapist. For information on what that entails please visit the EAGALA website.

For testimonials visit my website's Testimonials page at

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Identity and personality, or Humanality characteristics using a model of personality which takes account of introvert/extrovert, left-brain/right-brain innate characteristics to help us understand ourselves and others. I focus on positive attributes to enhance self-development and avoid overuse of those attributes that leave us burnt out and distressed, and ways of communicating more effectively so as to get the best out of others and make the best of ourselves.


Standard Fees:
For counselling and supervision

Individual, £150-200

Couples £250

Some negotiation is possible. Also, a deal of 12 for 10 is available for individual and couple counselling if fees are paid upfront.

For personal, self development or therapeutic coaching: Initial session £200 for 2-hour session.
Ongoing sessions £200 for one hour, or 12 sessions for the cost 10 if paid upfront.

A session length is 50 minutes. If you feel your situation is critical double sessions may be requested.

Further information

If you would like an initial session please contact me, either by phone or e-mail:- Mobile: 07931 333 679 E-Mail:

If you would like to know more about me then you check out my website on

FAQs Will you be talking to anyone about me? Everything you tell me in therapy will be strictly confidential with very few legal and ethical exceptions.

I talk about my work with a qualified, professional supervisor but I would not be giving away any identifying material about you; the focus of supervision is my work, not my clients' business.

How long will I have to come for? There is no set number of sessions for which you would be expected to come; that will be entirely up to you.

Will I have to come every week? In the beginning stages of counselling most people find that coming every week is helpful to get going. Then you are more likely to know what frequency might work best for you. It can always be changed if you think you need more or less.

What about cancellations, will I have to pay for those? So long as you give 48 hours notice of a cancellation you won't have to pay for the missed session.

Maps & Directions

Towcester, NN12 8PA

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I work in Towcester Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am to 9pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I am a qualified supervisor of groups and individuals with 22 years and over 5,000 hours of supervisory experience.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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