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MBACP PG Dip. Counselling, Individual, Dissociation

About me

I currently have availability for new clients. Please contact me for further information about this on 07813 723254 or email annie.pointer@yahoo.com

I am a very experienced, skilful and compassionate counsellor-therapist. I will  listen to you in a deep and attentive way to support you in the challenges or difficulties you are facing. These may be anxiety and fears, feeling sad, experiencing loss, relationship difficulties, habitual responses and behaviours. I will support your inner exploration and transformation and help you discover new ways of being that can lead to a happier, more satisfying life and greater sense of well-being.

I can work with you on a short-term (up to 6 sessions) or longer term basis depending on your requirements.

Appointments are usually arranged on a weekly basis, or can be fortnightly depending on your needs and availability.  We can discuss your counselling needs and plan together when we meet for an introductory session.

Call me on 07813 723254 or email me at annie.pointer@yahoo.com to find out more or to arrange your reduced rate introductory appointment for £30.

You can also find out more by visiting my website at anniepointer.com

I work in central Wymondham (near Wymondham Abbey) within easy access of Norwich and South Norfolk including Diss, Dereham and Watton via car, train or bus, or by foot or bicycle if you live nearby. I also have a long association with Wymondham Chiropractic Clinic  and work from here at certain times in the week.

If you'd like to know more about me, please visit anniepointer.com. or email annie.pointer@yahoo.com, t 07813723254


Training, qualifications & experience

I have considerable experience of working with adults of all ages, including young adults (17 and above) both as a counsellor, specialist student mentor (at the University of East Anglia) and before that as a Registered Nurse.

I work with clients who are feeling sad, experiencing anxiety or panic, relationship difficulties, bereavement/loss, post-natal depression, work-related stress, dissociation, trauma following sexual abuse, depression, trauma, dissatisfaction, affairs and betrayals, family issues, physical disability, chronic illness and pain, including ME, academic/study difficulties as well as individuals who wish to explore life-goals and personal development and direction.

Clients report experiencing positive, transformative and enduring changes in their lives as a result of counselling with me, and are often surprised at the degree to which it has helped them.

I have worked at the University of East Anglia (UEA) Counselling Service (UCS) and St.Barnabus Counselling Centre in Norwich. I enjoy teaching and have previously co-facilitated the Certificate for Counselling Skills at the University of East Anglia.

My nursing experience included Community Nursing, Palliative/End of Life care and Diabetes Nurse Specialist at the Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

I have significant experience working with young adults and students supporting their personal and academic goals and coping with anxiety and stress that student life, and living away from home can often bring. Alongside my counselling practice I have worked as a specialist well-being mentor with Student Support Services for students at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Please email me at annie.pointer@yahoo.com or call 07813723254 if you would like to arrange an introductory appointment or find out more.

My Qualifications

Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (University of East Anglia)
Advanced Post Diploma Certificate Course in Person Centred Couples Counselling
Introductory Certificate in Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

Post Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Nursing (UEA)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Mentoring for Nurses (UEA)
Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing (RGN)

BA Hons. in French & Music (University of London)


Core training in Person-Centred counselling
Additional training in Mindfulness for Stress Reduction,
Embodied Mindfulness, Couples (relationship) Counselling. Robust academic background and passionate commitment to learning and self-development.
Experience of living overseas includes time spent living and working as a teacher in France and Sudan

Memberships
Registered Member BACP

'Friend' member of PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Person-Centred counselling is an exploratory mode of therapy which can help in many areas of difficulty, as well as personal change and development and decision-making.  Importantly, I will work with you as the whole person you are, rather than seeing you as a 'problem' or 'diagnosis' to be solved or fixed.


If you have a concern that isn't indicated by the above 'tick-boxes', please feel free to call me on 07813 72 3254 or email annie.pointer@yahoo.com to see if I am able to help you.

Fees

From £35.00 to £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

Reduced rate introductory hour-long session for £30

Call 07813 723254 or email annie.pointer@yahoo.com to arrange.

  • £50 an hour for counselling and supervision before 5pm, £55 an hour after 5pm and weekends
  • Reduced rate sessions may be available at certain times if you are facing financial difficulty due to Coronavirus or other circumstances. Please get in touch with me by email at annie.pointer@yahoo.com or t 07813723254 (not available evenings and weekends)


www.anniepointer.com for more information


When I work

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Daytime, 8 - 6pm.  Evening appointments sometimes available. Reduced rates available only to those with very limited financial means.

Further information

My life and practice is  supported by mindfulness meditation practice, writing poetry, art journaling, creative makings and using art materials as as a means of self-expression, exploration and enjoyment.

My current study interests include embodied mindfulness, dissociative process (often called DID), trauma and it's impact on our mind, body and spirit. 

I also explore creative expression as a means of accessing thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Wymondham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR18

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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