About me

Making the decision to come to counselling can be quite challenging, so well done for seeking support at this time.  It is important that you find the right counsellor to work with so I offer a free initial 30 minute meeting or telephone call where we can discuss what has led you to seek therapy and how best we can work together.  This will make it easier for you to make a decision as to whether I am the right counsellor for you.

What do I offer?

I provide a calm, confidential, non-judgemental space where you feel safe, supported and listened to, where we can explore together the difficulties that led you to seek counselling.

What is my experience?

I am a fully qualified experienced counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) abiding by their ethical framework.  I work in an integrative way, drawing on person-centred, psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) models. This allows me to find the best way to work with each individual and the issues they bring to counselling. I have experience of working as a counsellor in a variety of settings including:

  • The NHS
  • Secondary schools
  • Further Education colleges
  • Youth counselling agency
  • Addiction agency
  • Bereavement agency

Additionally, I have experience of working with people with mental health issues in various roles.

Who do I work with?

I work with a range of clients, adolescents and adults, who present with a variety of life’s challenges including, but not limited to:

  • bereavement
  • stress
  • depression
  • low self-esteem
  • panic
  • anxiety
  • loss and grief
  • abuse
  • trauma
  • relationship difficulties
  • self-harm
  • women’s issues
  • personal development

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Cert Ed Bolton Institute
  • Counselling Diploma
  • Accredited Bereavement Counsellor
  • Counselling for Depression
  • Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Group Work Training
  • Mental Health First Aid Instructor

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.


Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session

Further information

I offer short-term and long-term face to face counselling, time limited and daytime and evening sessions.  Sessions are usually 50 minutes duration.  (Shift work patterns can be accommodated.) I also offer telephone counselling.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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.

Annie Read

Annie Read