Moira Anketell BACP Accred; Adv.Dip.Couns; Relationship Counselling; Supervision
Are you feeling anxious or even overwhelmed by difficult events in your life? Perhaps there are stresses and tensions in your marriage or relationship; maybe you're facing financial strain, or loss of a loved person through death or separation; things may be combining to give you the feeling you're no longer in control of your life. You might feel isolated, anxious and lonely, or profoundly disappointed.
Talking with a professional helping person might seem like a big step to take, and the idea might make you feel nervous or scared, but if you find yourself needing to evaluate your way of thinking or coping, I warmly invite you to consider counselling both as a means of finding a way through, and also as a means of learning about yourself in the context of your life’s story. This will often include considering your experiences, your worldview, your relationships and the events that have shaped your way of looking at things, whether you are facing a particular crisis, or life events in a more general sense. It might at some stage involve your thinking about what you hope to achieve or to change - though this will not always be clear to you at the beginning.
I offer to you a confidential, respectful and caring time and place where you may begin - or continue - the process of regarding your life, reflecting upon it and weighing up what matters for you. You will have my full and focused attention and I will take time between sessions to reflect upon whatever you are encountering in your life.
If you are coming as a couple, I will ask some critical questions which may enable you to recognise your intentions, take responsibility for yourself, and understand what can change.
If you hold to a tradition of faith or spiritual belief, I am happy to give you a place to explore this, and to see how it informs and impacts your decisions and responses.
I work in a person centred, integrative way with a broad range of life's concerns, and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework. I've been working as a counsellor for over twenty years and value both my professional training and qualifications, and also my own experience in the 'school of life'.
Location: Two Bangor locations, both with easy access and ample parking space. Disabled facilities.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began counselling some twenty five years ago in a teenage drop-in centre, and my initial training was in working supportively with girls and guys finding themselves facing teenage pregnancy, and with women who were considering, or who had decided to have, an abortion. Later I went on to gain my Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and then to become accredited with BACP. In addition, I hold a Professional Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling and a Level 6 CPCAB Certificate in Supervision for practising counsellors and others.
I am also a teacher with a specialist qualification in working with individuals who have dyslexia, and I therefore have an interest in education-related difficulties.
I'm experienced in working with individuals, couples and in family relationships. I work extensively with clients attending through Employee Assistance Programmes as well as privately and while I work with a broad range of life's challenges, I have particular interests in the following areas:
Marriage and Relationships
Grief and loss
Miscarriage, abortion and Stillbirth
Some of the ongoing Professional Development events that I have attended have equipped me
to help in the following areas: -
Families and relationships;
Solution Focused Coaching
Working with victims and survivors of childhood and adult sexual abuse;
Post-traumatic stress disorder;
Spirituality and health psychology;
Partners of pornography users;
I hold a Level 6 CPCAB Certificate in Supervision and offer supervision for counsellors of couples and individuals.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Family and generational issues
Solution focused brief therapy
My fee is £45.00 per 50-minute hour for face to face counselling. However appointments beginning at or after 7.00pm will be charged at £50 per 50 minute hour.
During the first session we can discuss what you hope to gain from coming to counselling and you can consider whether you think we can work therapeutically together. I can answer any questions you need to ask about counselling, or about me as a counsellor. If you wish to continue, a contract will be agreed and this will normally confirm that we will meet for six sessions and then review things. You are, however, free to withdraw from the counselling at any time.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays. Evening appointments sometimes available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|