Anna Kennedy (Dip.Couns Reg. MBACP SAC.Dip) - Uppingham Counselling Service
30b High Street East
Hello! I am based in a comfortable office in the heart of Uppingham. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and carry comprehensive insurance. I offer counselling and client led services on a completely confidential level.
I firmly believe that our feelings inform our thoughts and that negative feelings can disrupt our lives and of those around us. By using integrative counselling techniques, I help my clients to enhance and maintain their self by growing and learning to accept difficult aspects of their lives. I offer a non-judgmental and empathic environment, where the caring and confidential* relationship between client and counsellor is key to enhancing the client’s autonomy and self-worth.
I am qualified to work with young people and adults experiencing difficulties such as depression, suicidal thoughts, problems in the work place, eating disorders, substance misuse, family and relationship difficulties, divorce and bereavement. All of my clients** are asked to sign a contract setting out our working agreement and clarifying my boundaries and ethical obligations.
I am also qualified and happy to work with organisations to provide time limited counselling or longer term periods to deal with trauma in the work place. Please contact me to discuss a free assessment and to discuss our working contract.
I have recently started to offer therapy within vocal groups and offer help to choirs and vocalists who may be suffering with anxiety or group related issues. Along with Andrew Kennedy, International Operatic Tenor, Musician, Singing Teacher and Choir Director, we work together to promote positive mental health, reduce performance related stress and assist with vocal ability.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a level four diploma in Therapeutic Person Centred Counselling, a level four Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents (encompassing co-dependency and dysfunction), a level four Diploma in Stress Counselling in the Workplace and am currently studying for a degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I have a background in the Criminal Justice System and am the Head of Counselling at a category C male prison.
I work with addiction, childhood abuse, bereavement, depression, alcohol and substance addiction and many other issues that affect day to day lives.
I take GP and CAMHS referrals and often work with children that have been involved with CAFCASS and the court system. I offer family support where a breakdown in parental relationships may be adversely affecting a child/children.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked with and continue to help many clients who suffer with Trichotillomania.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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For a one to one session, I typically charge £40 per therapeutic hour (50 mins) and £20 for an assessment.
Please note that I am based on a second floor with only stair case access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|