Annie Ireson MBACP, Dip Couns
Free initial consultations (20-30 mins) - Counselling sessions from £35 (50 mins)
I am a fully qualified and experienced Person Centred Counsellor. I have worked in various settings over my career and gained much experience working with clients, dealing with many issues, including anxiety, addiction, bereavement, mental health issues and abuse.
I now work from my private practice and I'm passionate about offering a safe, confidential space so my clients can experience healing and understanding.
Starting therapy is often daunting and it is very important to build trust and create an environment that is non-judgemental, comfortable and welcoming, so that we can work together on any issue that is important to you.
To help you establish if counselling will be helpful and something you would like to pursue, I offer a free, no obligation 20 to 30 minute consultation.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their code of ethics, I am DBS checked, fully insured and receive regular clinical supervision.
Please note I do not offer counselling to anyone under the age of 13.
Training, qualifications & experience
Previously I have worked within the prison service as a Drug and Alcohol practitioner, working within the 12 Step A.A. philosophy. Within this role I facilitated group therapy as well as one to one therapy, offering support and counsel to prisoners with issues entering on and around addiction.
I have also worked within the community, as a volunteer counsellor for local support groups. I have worked together with many clients including couples and families, dealing with a wide range of issues.
I hold the following qualifications and training;
BACP Certificate of proficiency
Level 2 Introduction to counselling
Level 3 Counselling skills
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling (Person Centered Therapy)
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - currently studying
Group therapy training
Transactional Analysis TA101
Communication and Difference training working with couples.
EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique
Introduction to CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Diploma in CBT for Depression, Anxiety, Phobias and Panic Attacks
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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£0 - Initial consultation - no obligation (20 mins)
£40 - Individual counselling session (up to 50 minutes)
£35 - Individual counselling - 60+ & students (up to 50 minutes)
£55 - Couples counselling (up to 50 minutes)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available Monday to Thursday (9am-3.20pm). Fridays (3pm-7:30pm) Saturday mornings (10am-1pm)
Types of client