Annie Read

Annie Read


07990 944860

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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


Accredited register membership


£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.

Maps & Directions

Swindon, SN2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Types of client

Young people
Older adults