Hello. My name is Anna and the thing I love most about counselling and supervision is the diverse mix of individuals and couples that I am lucky enough to work with.
No two clients are the same and I feel privileged to be trusted with the inner thoughts and experiences of each and every one of my clients and I take that very seriously. I treat each person respectfully and admire them for the unique individual that they are.
During my time as a therapist, I have helped clients with their understanding and self-awareness of a broad range of issues and experiences. My work has included 8 years as a committee member for Women’s Aid, 2 years working for Mind, the mental health charity, 1 year working at a secondary school counselling 11-18 year old pupils and 4 years as a volunteer counsellor at Rape Crisis. I reserve 3 sessions weekly to continue this practice, as I strongly believe that everyone who needs it should have ongoing access to counselling regardless of finance.
I am a counsellor for the charity Sporting Chance, founded by former Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams MBE, which enables me to work with elite athletes from various sporting professions including football, cricket, rugby and horse racing. My work includes two days a week at Woman's Trust, a London based specialist mental health charity, counselling women that have experienced domestic abuse and two days a week at Flourish Clinical Therapies in Winslow. The rest of the time I work from my office based at home in Wilstone.
I have a range of client experience in different areas including, but not limited to:
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Alcohol and drug misuse
Rape and physical abuse
Domestic violence and psychological control
Low self esteem
I am a fully qualified BACP accredited therapist. I am a member of the BACP and governed by their ethical framework. I have a full DBS check and professional indemnity insurance. In addition to my counselling training, I have a BSc (Hons) from Metanoia Institute in Reflective Therapeutic Practice. I am currently studying for my MSc with King's College London in Psychology and Neuroscience. I have qualifications in couples counselling, clinical supervision, safeguarding, sexual oppression, compulsive sexual behaviours, domestic violence training and autism awareness and eating disorders. I have also undertaken extensive research into affective disorders and addiction.
“I've had lots of stony-faced therapists in my time but you're different. You're relatable." - Client
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." Carl Rogers