Welcome to Humanistic Counselling, my name is Anna. I am a professional, qualified counsellor based in Felixstowe, Suffolk.
I'm trained in the Person Centred approach and studied at Colchester Institute. My qualifications are accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am a registered member of the BACP (818308) www.bacp.co.uk but first and foremost I am a human being with a broad variety of life experiences. I work with adult clients at their own pace to promote positive change through building a genuine therapeutic relationship. It is important that you feel relaxed and comfortable with your counsellor so I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation to help you decide if you would like to work with me.
My Core Belief:
I believe that increased self-awareness along with complete self-acceptance is the key to moving forward away from psychological distress and closer towards your ideal self. If the true self is denied, obscured or forgotten this can lead to a disrupted state of well-being. My aim through my work is to walk along side the client on their individual journey to the true self.
Whether you're struggling with depression, the weight of past experiences or you wish to explore current issues that are leaving you feeling overwhelmed and anxious; talking therapy may be effective for you. Some people find it easier to talk with a unbiased ear outside of their friend and family support network.
The Person Centred approach to counselling was developed by American psychologist Carl Rogers in the 1950's. This client centred work is based in Roger's theory of providing the Core-Conditions within a therapeutic setting. These include non-judgemental, genuine and empathic responses to client experiences. The therapeutic conditions create a non-directive environment geared towards building confidence and therefore facilitating change. This non-interpretative approach is rooted in the belief that each individual holds an innate ability to be the architect of their own destiny. By learning to draw on our inner capacity for resilience; each of us have within us the resources to deal with whatever life presents. I firmly believe when we feel understood, accepted and validated under the right conditions we can reach our full potential and begin to trust in ourselves.
If you would like to book an initial session to explore your feelings and discover if talking therapy is right for you; please email me using the link below. I will always do my best to arrange an appointment that suits you.
I have experience in working with:
Depression, Anxiety and Fear, Bereavement-Loss and Grief,
Emotional and Sexual Abuse, Low Self-Esteem, Stress and Anger issues and the impact of Physical Illness on mental health.
I believe it is important for the success of the therapeutic process to meet for 1 hour each week when ever possible. However, I do not tie clients into contracts.
I work from a confidential and comfortable room from a location close to Felixstowe town centre.
I offer a free initial 30 minute session.
My fee is £20 per session for 1 full hour of therapy.
The BACP promote safe, ethical and professional practice in the counselling profession. They strive to raise and maintain professional standards by supporting counsellors in their competency as well as client concerns. This includes complaints regarding unethical and unprofessional practice. As a registered member I adhere to the BACP's ethical framework and code of conduct. I am committed to delivering a quality and professional service.