Annette Perlmutter

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Counsellor, Life Coach, Supervisor, Author.
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Chigwell IG7 & Buckhurst Hill IG9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

'Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become'              Brook Hampton.

Many of my clients express feelings of having lost confidence, self-belief, and  self-worth. Most of my clients come via recommendations from clients who have experienced significant improvements in their relationship with themselves and others, a short while after experiencing this type of therapy.

Specialising in 'Healing the Inner Child', I understand how experiences can lead to self-rejection, fostering negative self perceptions and comparisons to others. My goal is to break unproductive habits and rebuild the relationship you have with yourself.

I recently released my book, 'The Cycle of Life' (A. M. Pearl), which offers an accessible journey back to your childhood, providing insights into factors contributing to the decline in mental and emotional wellbeing. It includes inner child work and shares some of my own challenges in my childhood and my struggles as a mum. 

If you are curious about this counselling approach, I invite you to reach out for a chat, free of charge and without obligation. If it resonates with you, we can take it from there. Looking forward to hearing from you,                                           Warm regards Annette

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) Diploma
  • BACP Member
  • Person Centred
  • Psychodynamic
  • Gestalt
  • Qualified Life Coach ILI (IRISH LIFECOACH INSTITUTE)  Life Coaching 
  • Life Coaching - Addiction
  • Life Coaching - Parenting
  • Creative Counselling Courses, covering :-
  • Working with and healing the Inner Child 1 &2
  • Control and Abuse of Power
  • Attachment, Shame and Separation
  • NAPAC National Association for People Abused in Childhood
  • Supporting Adult Survivors of childhood Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse and its Effects into Adulthood
  • Creative Supervision
  • Eating disorders
  • Creative Arts
  • Working with self injury
  • Bereavement, Grief and Loss
  • Gestalt retreat
  • Getting to grips with Gestalt
  • Working with blocked anger

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am very experienced in my work with adults who have endured childhood trauma.

I can work creatively to help you to reconnect and build an understanding with your "inner Child" this type of counselling is very powerful and really does change the way we treat ourselves and leads to the discovery of a more fulfilling way of life.


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Most Counsellors do 50 minute sessions, I believe that the hour long session is more productive for the way I work. I can offer long or short term counselling and Life Coaching if required.

My charge is:

Counselling £60.00 per 60 minute session. 

Life Coaching £60.00 per 60 minute session. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work some nights to accommodate clients around the world.

I now  have some availability on:

Monday AM

Tuesday PM

Wednesday AM and PM

Thursday AM.

Further information

I am originally from Dublin Ireland.  I live in West Essex with my husband, our daughter and our cat.

I work in a creative way, if you like imagery, my style of counselling will work for you. I work with the emotions from the film 'Inside Out'. 

I have written a book called The Cycle of Life (A.M. Pearl) it brings understanding to emotions, why we have them and what causes them to become a problem for our wellbeing, particularly focussing on shame.

Chigwell, Essex, IG7

Cherry Tree Rise, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

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Hi, I am a qualified Supervisor using many modalities of counselling, including Person Centered, Psychodynamic and Gastalt, I also work Creatively .

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Annette Perlmutter
Annette Perlmutter