Annie Callingham -The Walk & Talk Therapist
I'm Annie, and I would like to introduce my outdoor counselling business based in Market Bosworth.
Movement of the body, and a shift in environment, can help us to think differently about aspects of our lives that have before seemed immovable. Aside from the obvious benefits associated with physical exercise, working therapeutically outdoors can help with feelings of being “stuck”, anxiety, stress or anger; plus the physical space and headspace that being outside provides releases endorphins and is generally mood-enhancing.
I offer support for ages 18+ and am also able to offer face to face, on-line and telephone sessions if you would prefer; maybe working outdoors is something that you would look to work towards in the future.
Being outdoors has so many therapeutic benefits, and in a time where there is so much uncertainty, a good walk can offer some great headspace and can feel like a great release of tension and endorphins.
Counselling can help unravel any negative or confusing feelings you may be experiencing in a safe and non-judgemental way.
You may feel that family and friends want to listen, help and advise, however, their advice will be based on their experiences and what would suit them and their lives... not you and yours.
If you think this approach feels like it would suit you, or you have any questions, please get in touch via e-mail or leave me a voice message on 07709 967731. (*** please note that if you e-mail me, I encourage you to please check both your Inbox and your Spam/Junk Folders for my response***)
Training, qualifications & experience
My core training is person-centred, and I have also trained in more specific areas:
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 – Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body
- Diploma in Depression – Centre of Excellence
- Diploma in post-natal Depression – Centre of Excellence
- Diploma in Grief and Bereavement – Centre of Excellence
- Diploma in Laughter Therapy – Centre of Excellence
- Childhood Sexual Abuse Training - The Quetzal Project
- Childhood Sexual Abuse; Hope for Healing – Caroline Springs
- Safeguarding Adults Level 3 – Future Learn
- Moving your practice on-line - Online Therapy Institute
I also work as a volunteer Counsellor at The Quetzal Project, supporting female survivors of childhood sexual abuse
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Historical childhood sexual abuse
Grief and Bereavement
Post Natal Depression
I offer a free initial consultation (30mins).
This gives us both time to meet, explore your needs and how therapy can help you. It is also an opportunity for you to ask questions and discuss any concerns you may have.
£40 per 1-hour session
£30 for trainee Counsellors
I am available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday daytime and Tuesday and Thursday evenings