Welcome to The Mind Garden - counselling & psychotherapy close to Chesham, Amersham & Berkhamsted
Dedicated therapeutic counselling and psychotherapy close to Amersham and Berkhamsted, based on the Person Centred counsellor approach, in the comfort of a local, secluded, countryside setting.
Every client is as unique as the experience and challenges that bring them to counselling in the first place. We all have our own paths, problems, opportunities and solutions. Counselling can help you find the way when you are feeling overwhelmed, lost, misunderstood, angry or otherwise.
I offer a safe, private space to discuss your experiences and feelings, free from judgement or distraction, with the aim of understanding exactly how things are for you and working together to acknowledge and address the things that concern you most.
The Mind Garden counselling room is a private and anonymous space, located in The Vale which lies between Chesham and Berkhamsted and within easy reach of Amersham, Great Missenden and Tring with ample onsite parking. The views are spectacular and the setting is the perfect backdrop for the work that will be undertaken in the counselling room.
What does Person Centred mean?
Person Centred counselling is based on the principle that each individual holds the ability to heal themselves with the help of the right counselling relationship and nurturing environment. I work at a pace that honours each client, exploring issues in your own time and only ever in a way that feels comfortable for you. My aim as a counsellor is to allow each client a supportive environment to delve in to whatever it is that causes pain or concern, working together to find a way to accept all facets of your personality and past, and to acknowledge in to existence the issues or patterns that may be holding you back, with a view to finding a deeper connection with your true inner voice and a more contented way of being.
What should I expect?
I am always delighted to meet new clients and welcome any questions that you have. It’s not easy taking the first step towards healing and it can feel daunting speaking to someone for the first time which is something that I do not underestimate. My aim is to reassure you and make this as easy as possible. I will treat everything you say with confidentiality and we can discuss this in more detail at our first meeting.
As well as offering counselling in person for anyone looking for a counsellor or psychotherapist in Chesham, Amersham, Berkhamsted or beyond, I am also experienced in Skype and telephone counselling and can therefore offer counselling and psychotherapy if Chesham is out of reach, and will always aim to find appointment times that work for you.
"I'd had counselling in the past, but didn't feel like I could open up as much as I could with Anna. Once I'd built up a therapeutic relationship with Anna, I felt able to talk to her openly and felt that I was really listened to and that my feelings were really taken into consideration, she was really understanding. I found that I left my counselling sessions feeling like I had really benefited from speaking to someone and that I had spoken about what I needed to. Sometimes I found it difficult to voice what I wanted to talk about, so Anna was really understanding and allowed me to write down what I wanted to talk about and then give that to her to read and then she was able to ask open questions which made me able to talk about things without the fear. Anna always asked the right questions which made me open up, and I found that really beneficial. I never felt judged by Anna at all, I felt like I could tell her absolutely anything and that she wouldn't judge or question me. When I couldn't continue face to face counselling with Anna, she was really accommodating and allowed our counselling to continue over the phone. I'd never done counselling over the phone before, but I found that Anna was still able to facilitate the sessions as well as before. I really can't fault Anna's counselling at all, I couldn't have asked for a better counsellor when I was going through one of the hardest and darkest times in my life. Anna helped me so much and I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for her."
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