Anthea Hollingworth

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Psychotherapist and Counsellor MSc. MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Southampton SO30 & London SW15
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Counselling and psychotherapy aim to significantly help our ability to manage our lives more effectively. If you are seeking help to find a better understanding of yourself, others and life events, this is the time to talk to a professionally trained counsellor who can support you during your time of need to work through your difficulties. 

I am registered with the ICO (Information Comissioner's Office) data protection and am an Accredited Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I provide psychoanalytically informed psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy to individual adults using additional theoretical modalities of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - CBT, Compassionate Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused CBT and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing - EMDR.

Do email me to arrange a brief conversation by phone to discuss your needs and the way forward.  

You can find more information about me and how I work on my website:

Training, qualifications & experience

Therapy aims to significantly help our ability to manage our lives more effectively and find a better understanding of ourselves, others and life events.  I am experienced in working with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss and bereavement, traumata, PTSD and cPTSD. I offer psychodynamic talking treatment working with unconscious processes and defence mechanisms as well as compassionate mindfulness techniques and sensorimotor/poly vagal theory for stabilisation to support resilience and growth by enhancing a healthy autonomic nervous system and to attend to the interrelationships between mind, emotions, physiology and behaviour.  For more information please see my website:  

I have worked in NHS institutional settings and charity organisations. My experience includes working therapeutically with military veterans. Emergency Services, Police, Fire, Ambulance and NHS staff, specifically with trauma related symptoms such as post-traumatic stress disorder, moral injury, complex PTSD and other acute and chronic co-morbidities such as anxiety and depression.

2017-2019: NHS Springfield Hospital, SW London & St George's Mental Health Trust.  Group Mindfulness and therapeutic yoga applying compassionate CBT, poly vagal theory and sensorimotor psychotherapy for inpatients suffering from severe eating disorders and trauma to compassionately support growth by enhancing a healthy autonomic nervous system and to attend to the interrelationships between mind, emotions, physiology and behaviour.                  

Major Training
2009-2014 NHS Epsom Hospital, Surrey and Borders Partnership (SABP)
2 years: in-patients psychiatric observations
3 years: long term psychodynamic psychotherapy for adult out-patients working therapeutically with patients with personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder, psychosis, severe adverse childhood experiences, abuse and trauma.

2009-2012 MIND, Hammersmith & Fulham, London
Psychoanalytically informed psychodynamic psychotherapy for adults both long and short term contracts.

Professional Membership:
MBACP - Accredited Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. As a Member of the BACP I adhere to the BACP Ethical Practice and Professional Standards.

Post Qualifications and CPD:

2021 EMDR Academy Europe & UK - EMDR Therapy
2020 ACPNL - Covid - Trauma and Recovery
2020 BACP - Working with Shame
2020 Wimb Guild - Inter and Transgenerational Trauma
2020 WPF - Clinical Assessment Skills
2019 BACP - Critical Incidents - Fight Flight Freeze
2019 Tavistock Institute - Online Therapy Transition - Developing Good Practice
2019 BPS - Introduction to Work of Wilfred Bion
2017 BPS - Clinical Supervision Skills
2017 Tavistock & Portman Trust - Couples Counselling 
2016 BPS - CBT Skills (Trauma & PTSD) 
2016 WPF - CBT Skills (Depression & Anxiety)
2014 BMI - Therapeutic use of Mindfulness 
2013 Tavistock Institute - Psychodynamic Psychosexual Therapy Cert.Post

Professional Qualifications:
2011 University of London, Birkbeck MSc. Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy (Merit)
2009 University of London, Birkbeck Certificate in Counselling Skills
1994 Guildford College of Law
1992 Kingston University, London LL.B (Hons)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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


£65.00 - £85.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Individual Adults £65-85 (50 mins) weekly online sessions

Concessions are offered subject to availability.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please note my private practice has a few available spaces.

Further information

To book an initial consultation contact: Anthea Hollingworth MSc Psych MBACP

Putney - London SW15 - online therapy
Hedge End - Southampton - Hants SO30 - online therapy

Tel:   07933 093 197 Please note this number is not a texting service

or email

Calls, details and appointments are strictly confidential

Southampton, Hants, SO30

Putney, London, SW15

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Anthea Hollingworth
Anthea Hollingworth