Are you experiencing difficulties with your mental heath?
Dr Anna Hovris is a passionate, creative and experienced Counselling Psychologist. She supports people with a variety of mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Anna further supports people who are experiencing a loss of meaning in their lives, or who are seeking a greater sense of fulfilment.
You can expect 100% transparency and authenticity when working with Anna. Anna is compassionate,warm and has empathy. She is driven by her values and innate desire to make a difference to peoples’ lives by helping them to take control of their own lives, develop self-awareness and awareness of others, understand their difficulties and, as important, understand what has been maintaining them. Anna believes that everyone has mental health, just as everyone has physical health. Anna’s own personal experiences have gifted her with the ability and skill to look beyond just behaviours, and instead work towards unearthing the real source(s) of the problem(s).
Who does Therapy Central work with?
We work with clients who may have a variety of difficulties including:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Depression/ Low mood
- Eating Disorders
- Unresolved trauma
- Problem relationships
- Loss and bereavement
- Emotional regulation
- Existential difficulties
What to expect in your first session?
Both the client and the therapist bring expectations into the relationship and the assessment process. The assessment process involves gathering information in a collaborative way to determine the best evidence-based type of therapy, what it might involve and how it might help the client.
Where can you be seen?
AT WIW 7ND, Great Portland Street near Oxford Circus
Training, qualifications & experience
Dr Anna Hovris completed the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the London Metropolitan University. She developed competencies and standards of proficiency in the practice of Counselling Psychology, through her work in both primary and secondary care settings, charities such as Thurrock Mind, and the recruitment sector where she supported people on health-related benefits to build their confidence and self-worth, as well as through regular clinical supervision. Anna is continuously looking to offer and expand her clinical skills and competencies through working with a range of mental health issues and variety of client groups within multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural settings.
Anna has initiated and completed post-graduate research in the areas of, 'Quality of life and Parkinson's Disease', as well as, more recently, 'The psycho-social processes involved in lone fatherhood in a UK context'.
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Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Lone parenting and mental health.
Mondays to Fridays (Day time and evenings). Saturday are also an option.
Dr Anna Hovris and her Team at Thurrock Mind were awarded the Queen's Award for voluntary service in March 2019.