Anna is a qualified cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and existential counsellor trained at Royal Holloway University and Regents College. She sees individuals aged over 18 and couples for short and long-term work.
I can help with...
- Bereavement and loss
- Low self-esteem
- Major life changes
- Obsessive–compulsive tendencies
- Panic attacks
- Relationship difficulties
- Social anxiety
Types of client I see
Languages I speak
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Types of therapy I offer
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Having worked for the NHS, Priory Healthcare and in private practice for the past 15 years I believe in the importance of a secure relationship from which to explore the difficulties you are experiencing. From an existential perspective your problems might relate to changes in your life or a lack meaning and purpose.
Using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques, we will be able to focus on how negative thoughts and beliefs or unhelpful behaviours impact on your feelings both physically and emotionally and support you to put new ideas into practice.
Our initial session will be to clarify the problems you are experiencing and think about the most helpful therapy intervention and we would normally agree to contract for 6 sessions and then review where we are.
You might find that this has been helpful or alternatively it may be that you want to continue into longer-term therapy to have a better understanding of how these problems developed. I believe that through self-awareness we have the opportunity for change.
Training, qualifications and experience
My initial counsellor training was person-centred counselling at City University. I then attended Regents College and gained their Diploma in Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2000 and in 2009 completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Over the years I have added to this core training with compassion-focussed CBT, behavioural couples therapy and more recently with mindfulness training which I incorporate into my work. In addition I completed clinical supervision training in 2013 and am available in person or via Skype.
Having worked within charitable organisations for over 20 years, I understand how social problems impact on psychological issues.
Following my training as an existential counsellor and psychotherapist I worked for Priory Healthcare and now work for the NHS as well as in private practice.
I am also the director of a community arts project encouraging connection, participation and developing creativity which I believe are important elements in relation to our general wellbeing and happiness.
I am accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and am registered with UKRC (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors)
I also belong to The Society for Existential Analysis (SEA).
Code of ethics
I abide by the BABCP and BACP code of ethics.
Fees and availability
- £60–80 for a one-to-one hourly session
- Some concessions available for daytime appointments
- £90 for couples therapy session
- £60 for clinical supervision
I am a registered therapist with both BUPA and AXA PPP and you may be entitled to 6 sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy if you subscribe to these health plans.