Tel 07796 658195
Annie is passionate about her work as a counsellor and the process of therapy. She brings diverse experiences from earlier careers, her own family experiences and life interests.
Annie works as a generic (any theme) counsellor, with both individuals and couples. Offering you a confidential space to be listened to, to unload to someone who is not part of your own circles, and to give you support for this personal work, Annie works within an 'integrative' framework, drawing on a number of key theoretical traditions. With training in a form of body psychotherapy, Annie brings awareness of whole body-mind, especially when somatic pain echoes emotional distress. Her therapy style is interactive, and relational, building a trusting enough relationship for therapy, and allowing for exploration of the relational dynamics between us (or you for couples), as a key to information about your ways of relating to others.
Annie offers the following counselling sessions:
Individual – Suitable for adolescents, men and women of any age, cultural or ethnic identity, sexuality, or disability (there is wheelchair access to Yanley Court).
Couples - Relationship work for people who are in partnership - heterosexual, same sex. Annie also sees people who have relationship struggles in other areas of their lives eg parent and child, colleagues at work.
More information about Annie and her practice can be found on her website.
Qualifications & Experience
Annie has considerable experience as a counsellor, working locally in private practice since 2003. She has also worked as a tutor/lecturer for counselling training courses at the Universities of Bristol and then Newport. In addition to her experience from independent practice she has experience working in University student counselling services and with Cruse Bereavement Care, where she often worked with parents grieving from child and conception losses.
Annie is a signed up member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and is actively involved with local professional networks, currently as chair of CAPPP (Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice). She receives regular professional supervision for her therapeutic work.
Trained at The University of Bristol (BACP accredited diploma, 2003), Annie later converted to an MSc in counselling (2009). She has undertaken subsequent professional development, including training in Couples Counselling, and a two years part-time study completing a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Embodied Relational Therapy, a type of Body Psychotherapy (2008).