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About me

I offer Counselling and compassionate communication skills to individuals and couples. Through genuine relating, I hope to create a climate in which greater awareness, clarity and self-acceptance emerges. My approach is empathic and Integrative, drawing on a variety of approaches.

I've been coaching people in Compassionate Communication and Conflict Resolution for 14 years, and this informs my Counselling practice. I also teach Focusing, a body-based meditative way of listening to ourselves, which softens self-judgement and transforms inner conflict. Key current interests are helping people to release stuck processes, and to access & heal bodily-held Trauma.
    I work with long- and short-term clients, usually weekly. I see how a regular commitment deepens what's possible; and I value being flexible - responding individually to each person's issues and circumstances. I'm an experienced Mediator, supporting people in discord to free up deadlock, understand each other better, and build harmony. I often help clients to repair love relationships; sometimes I support them to separate kindly. I also have a keen interest in the spiritual dimension and soul work.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Humanistic & Integrative Counselling (MBACP)
Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication™ (CNVC)
BFA qualified Focusing teacher
Teacher of Mindfulness, meditation & spirituality, since 1999.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness


Fees for Individuals - £50 for 60 minutes (a few concessions on request).           Couples Counselling - £60. Conflict Resolution - £60-70 per hour.
I also offer Mediation, formal or informal - price & duration, by arrangement.


Monday-Thursday 9.15am - 6pm

Further information

I usually work from my beautiful rural studio just outside Frome, BA11 2PH
I also see Counselling clients in Frome and sometimes central Bath.

Availability: Monday–Thursday daytimes
I also offer Counselling, Focusing, Communication skills, & Mediation on Zoom, Whereby, Skype or FaceTime.


Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Annie Rankin, MBACP, DipCouns, CNVC, BFA

Annie Rankin, MBACP, DipCouns, CNVC, BFA