Annika Savage BA (Hons), Reg. MBACP
Covid-19 update: I am now offering online (via Zoom) and telephone counselling only. I will return to face-to-face counselling, in line with government guidance regarding appropriate safety measures, once the latest lockdown has ended.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and I work from a psychodynamic perspective. I am located in Guildford. My working career started in IT, and later I moved into special needs, mostly working with vulnerable children and adolescents which led to me retraining to become a psychotherapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Counselling University of Greenwich
FdSc Integrative Counselling University of Greenwich
NCFE Counselling Skills Theory/Interpersonal Skills Levels 1-3 Guildford College
I currently work both within the NHS (Youth Services) my private practice as well as within a counselling agency specialising in sexual trauma. I have experience working with clients relating to depression, anxiety, self harm, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, work related issues as well as trauma.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are £45
I also offer some concessions, which can be discussed in the initial 20 min phone consultation, in which you can discuss your reasons for seeking counselling and what you hope to get out of it. You can ask any questions you need to before deciding whether you feel you could work with me.
Concessions offered for
I have realised that the client/counsellor relationship is of utmost importance to enable a connection. This sparked my interest in the impact of our early relationships with our parents/carers and how these patterns continue in our choice of partners later on in life. Whilst gaining experience in a variety of fields I continue to believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is key to change and that each client is a unique individual and that we all have the capacity for growth and change.
I offer counselling in both English and Swedish.