Shirley Anthony

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MBACP (Accred) Psychotherapist Psych.,Adv Dip
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Penge SE20 & Heathfield TN21
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Have you wanted to address your problems for a while but felt unsure about taking that first step? I will work with you at your own pace, creating a safe and confidential environment in which we can work through the issues you are facing.

We can work together through areas in your life that you may have found hard to deal with, with a clearer understanding of how your issues are affecting you, you  can move on with support and find your direction in life.

I am a fully insured, qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor running a private practice in Beckenham, Penge, Tunbridge Wells and Heathfield for many years offering both short and long-term therapy.

I am the lead counsellor for Living Well Bromley working as psychotherapeutic counsellor offering counselling to the residents of Bromley and Penge areas.

I have also worked in the prison sector as a drug and alcohol practitioner.

I volunteer my time as one of the senior integrative therapists at Mind in Croydon, working with clients using different therapies for a range issues including Anxiety, OCD, Body dysmorphic disorder, Bereavement, Stress, Anger, and Depression.

Mind provides their volunteers with continuing personal development and supervision on a regular basis, which is an essential part of the counselling process set by BACP ethics and boundaries.

I also like working creatively in different ways, with visual therapy as this can be more rewarding for some clients who find it hard to open up about issues they may not want to face.

Please contact me by email to arrange a free consultation by phone or online to ask me any questions and to see how how I work. If we are happy to work together we can discuss counselling sessions to suit your availability.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MBACP (Accred). Registered Integrative Counsellor
  • Accredited Psychotherapist National Counselling Association
  • Counselling (Adv Dip)
  • Drug and Alcohol Practitioner in HMP                                             
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling (HG)
  • Certificate in Chronic Anxiety (HG)
  • Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Dip CST)
  • Hypnotherapy Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR)
  • Safeguarding Training (MIND)
  • Gestalt training (MIND)
  • Resilience Working with Youths (MIND)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute Zoom or telephone call to all potential new clients, to let you know how I work and for you to ask any questions you may have.

Single counselling £50.00 per 50 minutes.

Couples Counselling £60.00 50 minutes.

Reduced fees available for key workers and trainees. Please email me for  details.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesdays are Zoom or phone call.

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays are face to face Zoom and phone call.

Evening sessions are Thursdays.

Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Chairlift access

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Skype
Shirley Anthony
Shirley Anthony