Annie McKinney BA (HONS) MBACP Dip Adlerian Counselling
I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist with 10 years experience. I see counselling as a shared journey, during which you can freely express your feelings, fears and concerns in a compassionate, safe, confidential and non judgemental environment.
We all experience stress and distress at times in our lives, especially when facing painful and difficult situations. This could relate to one or more of a whole range of difficulties, some of which are listed below, though sometimes it is hard to pinpoint a specific reason for feelings of anxiety or despair.
At such times it seems important to be able to ‘tell our story’ and feel truly heard and understood, as well as feeling supported emotionally. Together we can explore new ways of understanding and resolving the issues that are troubling you, leading to different more positive outcomes.
I specialise in working with anxiety, abuse and relationship issues.
Therapy is not only for those with problems. It can also be helpful for anyone who would like to learn more about themselves and their relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) English and Art
Practice Teaching Award
Diploma in Individual Psychology & Adlerian Counselling (Dip IIP) awarded by the Institute for Individual Psychology (an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
I worked as a qualified Social Worker and Social Work manager for 25 years, during which time I set up and ran a Mental Health Centre, a Family Centre, an Assessment Team and a Children's Centre.
Over the years I had extensive training (and also offered training) in many different types of therapy including group work, play therapy, couples work and family therapy.
I have also trained and worked as a mentor and assessor for Children Centre managers.
I have run Mindfulness courses in a local GP surgery where I also worked as a counsellor
Currently I have private practice offering counselling and psychotherapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
My charges are:
£40 per hour for individuals
£50 for couples.
Other concessionary rates can be discussed at the initial enquiry.
For more information visit my website
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday afternoon, Tuesday (all day), Thursdays (all day) and Friday mornings. Occasional Saturdays My latest appointment is 6pm
Types of client