Annie Pender (MA, HCPC)
I am an integrative psychotherapist who is warm and relational, bringing curiosity and creativity to working with you. I facilitate clients to discover the resources inside them to move through life's struggles.
Whether you are feeling stuck, anxious or restricted in your current situation, I provide a safe space for you to reconnect to your inner capacity to live the life you chose with understanding and vitality.
Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling with Annie Pender.
Difficult, painful, or confusing experiences can feel hard to make sense of alone, so having space to explore them in new ways and perspectives can help process and digest what is happening.
As an integrative therapist I draw on a range of approaches to support you including Humanistic and psychodynamic theory, Gestalt therapy and creative approaches to working with mind and body - you are unique, so your sessions are unique to you.
We may use talking therapy to help find out more about you, understand your story and how it is affecting you, we may also use a creative approach, working with imagery to explore and express feelings and see situations that you perhaps don't yet have a clear picture about or words for. We can also work with your body to help process and understand your experience. Finding understanding and making meaning together, I offer a space for you to find peace and begin to move forward with a re connected sense of yourself.
I have completed an MA in integrative arts psychotherapy, a rigorous training at the Institute of Arts In Therapy and Education in London, passing with distinction. I continue to develop my practice and research into mind and body in my work. In addition to private practice with adults, I also run regular group workshops and one to one sessions that facilitate healthy embodiment and a holistic approach to supporting our relationship to our body and mind as a resource for growth, creativity and wellbeing.
I have a variety of experience working in different mental health settings, including roles working for a number of years as a therapist for the NHS, in the school system and in charitable organisations. Previous to this work I have many years working in the creative industries and continue to develop creative projects and collaborations to explore and understand the human experience.
Contact me to arrange an initial consultation. I’m happy to talk on the telephone about any concerns or questions you may have about the process.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (IATE)
- Advanced diploma in the therapeutic application of the arts (IATE)
- Counselling skills certificate (IATE)
- HCPC accredited
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
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Areas of counselling I deal with