Zoe Anthony

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BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling MBACP
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This professional is available for new clients.

Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) who is pleased to be able to offer you the time and the space to explore the unhappy aspects of your life.

Counselling and psychotherapy is a process of exploration, learning, self-expression and bringing about change. It can help you gain some objectivity and control over confusion and loss of direction which you may be experiencing in life.

There are times when people feel so anxious and depressed they do not know where to turn. It can be a lonely experience trying to disentangle the threads that make up the whole problem. I can help you separate the threads by offering a supportive and non-judgemental environment. This will allow you to experience being truly attended to and heard, so the solutions to problems become clearer.

Although counselling can be a life changing experience, I appreciate it can take a lot of courage to enter into the process. Finding the right therapist is important. An initial consultation will provide us with the opportunity to assess what you require, which will help you to decide if you would like to work with me.

Whatever your reasons for seeking help, the support and challenge of counselling can assist in making connections between the past and present. Discovering and acknowledging your inner processes can help to free swallowed and supressed feelings which can rob natural spontaneity and a zest for life. What you experienced as a child and a young adult, may still be affecting you in ways that are causing you difficulties now. Gaining insight by exploring difficult feelings and emotional pain, will help you to discover more positive ways of coping to better equip you with facing life's challenges. Whilst counselling cannot change the past, it can help you to hope for a better present and future.

My work is influenced by the Humanistic perspective which promotes the capacity for healing and growth primarily within yourself and secondarily within the relationship you have with me. I will help you to explore the ways in which you can have more conscious choice about the way you control and direct your own life. The focus of my work is entirely client driven so you are free to decide on the pace and direction of each session.

My integrative approach allows me to draw from a range of theories, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic and Developmental theories. Therefore sessions can be tailored to suit a wide range of issues.

My role is to listen, reflect, clarify, summarise and highlight themes and recurring patterns of behaviour. CBT can help you move from a 'stuck' place of old patterns of negative thinking to a more compassionate and peaceful relationship with yourself. Psychodynamic and Developmental theories can help you to gain a deeper awareness of unconscious emotional reactions that may relate to unresolved experiences in childhood.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a diploma in Integrative Counselling and a first class BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling.

I gained invaluable experience working with a diverse range of adult clients at Children's Centres in Ipswich. I provided counselling support to adults who live chaotic lives and face hardship on a daily basis. It has opened my eyes to how brave and resilient people can be when faced with adversity. I was pleased to be able to offer clients a therapeutic environment where someone was prepared to listen to them, perhaps for the first time in their lives.

My work at the Children's Centres has allowed me to gain invaluable skills in dealing with unresolved childhood issues which can lead to severe anxiety and depression.

Member organisations

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.


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions will last one hour and will cost £50. Payable by cash, cheque or Bacs payment.

When I work

Appointments are available Tuesday - Friday

Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Zoe Anthony
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