Welcome, I am Anna and I see you've taken the brave step to look for a counsellor.
It can be difficult to discuss your emotions, thoughts and feeling, but I can offer you a safe place to listen and be heard. Then together we can explore potential new life paths that may bring change.
I am a qualified counsellor and I love my role, I always feel very privileged when someone who is feeling destressed to help them gain confidence and feel they are able to manage life experiences in a more calm and confident way.
“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”
― Carl R. Rogers
Who am I
I have a vast range of experience in working with clients with varying presenting issues. I am empathic and caring and will support you in your journey. I am someone who was drawn to counselling from my own life experiences. One of the most important things I feel I can offer to you as a client is empathy. Previously I have volunteered with a grief charity as part of my journey to being the fully qualified counsellor I am now.
This journey has taken me 8 years of academic study and volunteering in a variety of counselling agencies.
I feel I am still on my own personal journey, which will never end in terms of learning.
I can work with anyone over the age of 11, who feel they are facing difficulties coping with their current life experiences.
I also have some specialisms that I can offer to those that are seeking help with Anxiety & Depression, Bereavement or Dyslexia. We would use blended combinations of person centred, psychodynamic modalities and CBT to create some personalised coping plans to improve your life quality.
I offer short term work, 6 sessions focusing on a specific areas of therapy and long term therapy
Cruse bereavement care foundation course
Level 2 certificate in counselling skills
Level 3 certificate in counselling studies
Level 4 diploma in counselling and psychotherapy
Level 5 diploma in counselling and psychotherapy
Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have personal experience with dyslexia, from coping with my own diagnosis and supporting other people.
My specialist training and focus on dyslexia means I can explore with clients
the impacts it may be having on their confidence and self-esteem.
how to overcome feelings of being different and not good enough.
I can work with people from the age of eleven, who are still coming to terms with their diagnosis and finding it a struggle.
I can also support Parents/ Carers with a recent diagnosis of a child and help them come to terms with the diagnosis.
I am able to offer grief counselling to anyone who has lost a loved one. I have many years experience in Bereavement, including Infant, child loss and suicide.
Grief can be exhausting mentally and physically and it can be delayed, sudden or expected, you can experience the consequences of a loss even years after the passing.
I have the ability to sit with you and walk alongside you as we explore the grief you may be feeling.
I also offer support when a loved one is dying.
Anxiety, panic attacks and depression can have many, multiple and complex causes.
We can explore your individual circumstances in a safe space, then develop a personalised coping strategy. This will be at a pace and with milestones that reflect your confidence level in the hope of making changes in your life.
Covid-19 has effected many people and their mental health. Lockdown and coming out of it has been especially challenging, causing anxieties in many people.
Using appropriate combinations of talking therapies and person centred, psychodynamic and CBT tools will enable you to learn skills to live a happier life in the post Covid, new normality.
I have vast experience working with 11 to 18 year olds who suffer with social anxiety, anxiety and depression.
Covid has had an impact on teenagers mental health, particularly when children returned to education.
Working with Anna
I can offer face to face sessions at our Counselling Suite in the Nexus building in Cheney Manor, Swindon and online or telephone to anywhere else in the UK. Please note that there is free parking while attending face to face sessions.
£50 per session. Face to Face, online (Zoom) or Telephone
Trainee counsellors are £40 per session. Face to Face, online (Zoom) or Telephone
Children aged between 11 & 18 years of age £40 per session . Face to Face, online (Zoom) or Telephone
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“Having counselling with Anna has enabled me to have the confidence to live a different life ”
“Anna gave me a new insight into my life allowing me to think more positively moving forward”
“Thank you Anna for caring and supporting me after losing my child, I am now not so consumed by my grief"