Annie Burton MBACP (Accred) Counsellor for adolescents

Annie Burton MBACP (Accred) Counsellor for adolescents

About me

Hello, my name is Annie.

I am an accredited member of the BACP and offer a professional counselling service based in Derby for young people aged 11-19 years. I have 20 years experience of working with young people in a school setting, 7 years of which were as a secondary school counsellor.

I have extensive training which enables me to work specifically with young people. I am very approachable, warm and friendly offering a safe space for young people to explore the most difficult problems. I have the ability to understand their world and communicate on their level. I have worked with SEN young people so I also understand those with difficulties such as autism.

The way I work is very relaxed and informal, I feel it’s important for young people to feel at ease in counselling, it is not always easy for them to speak openly. I work at their pace and build up a trusting relationship which is essential in counselling. I understand how just talking can be quite daunting, so I offer creative ways in which to explore thoughts and feelings.

What I can offer:

  • A professional and confidential service
  • A warm and friendly welcome
  • A safe and welcoming space
  • A gentle approach working at the pace of the young person
  • Acceptance, honesty and non-judgemental approach
  • Reliability and competency
  • Knowledge about mental health difficulties and much more
  • One to one sessions to fit in around school, college and university hours
  • Extensive experience of working with young people
  • Location near to Derby city centre - bus routes easily accessible
  • Free parking
  • Wheelchair access

For more detailed information on my counselling service, please visit my website -

Training, qualifications & experience

  • ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BACP Register of Proficiency
  • BACP Accreditation
  • BACP - Self & Identity: Breaking down barriers to inclusion
  • BACP - Working with children in their world, a practitioners response
  • BACP - Working with risk
  • Derby Safeguarding Board - Everybody’s business
  • Derby Safeguarding Board - Child protection conferences & core groups
  • Derby Early Years - The Fragmented self: attachment theory
  • PODS - Dealing with suicide and self-harm
  • ICS Learn - Diploma in Child Psychology
  • National Children’s Bureau - Gender Matters: gender identity, gender equality and trans inclusion for secondary schools
  • Anna Freud Centre for Families - Peer support for children & young people’s mental health
  • Mindfuless in Schools Project - Mindfulness programme
  • Online Academies - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Counselling sessions are 50 minutes

Each session is £45

Payment can be made either by cash, cheque or bank transfer and must be paid either in advance or on the day

Sessions can be booked around school, college and university hours. Evening appointments are available.

During the first session, I invite parents and careers to attend for the first 20 minutes of the session with the young person’s permission. The remainder of the session is for the young person only. The first session is free of charge.

Maps & Directions

Derby, DE21

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes


Sessions to fit around school, college and university hours. Evening sessions are available.

Types of client

Young people