Anna Maplesden

Anna Maplesden

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - West Malling

West Malling ME19
Sessions from £80.00



I can offer in person counselling and online (subject to assessment). 

I work Tues, Wed and Thurs between 9 am - 3 pm. Subject to demand I can sometimes offer appointments on Mondays. 

I currently have a 4 week waiting list. 

About me and my therapy practice

I am currently a specialist counselling provider to 999 organisations in Kent with over 10 years experience as a counsellor. 

I help with stress, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress. I have helped many clients in these situations: 

  • Adult and childhood trauma
  • Sensitive work-related disputes / allegations
  • Absence from work due to mental or physical health
  • Bereavement counselling and as a result of traumatic death
  • Time poor carers who support others 
  • Time poor parents who want to increase self-awareness about their communication in relationships 

I am a former Counselling & Wellbeing Manager within policing and provided employees with psycho-educational training to help them proactively support their mental health in the workplace. 

Practice description

My integrative interventions are tailored to support the individual needs of each client. 

I am trained in CBT, Person-centred and Psychodynamic therapy. 

My qualifications: 

  • BA Hons (1st) Counselling (Integrative); University of Greenwich

  • EMDR Therapy Training; Richman EMDR Training

  • Trauma Focused CBT; Tehrani and Associates

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for the Workplace; Dr Paul Flaxman, University of London

  • Implementing Peer Support Defusing & Demobilising for Traumatic Events; Oscar Kilo National Police Wellbeing Service
  • Mental Health First Aider; Mental Health First Aid England

I have completed CPD training in Childhood Imagery Rescripting Therapy (ImRs) and I am currently completing a Diploma (at time of writing Jan 2024). 

I offer both time-limited therapy (where a goal is agreed) or longer term or open ended. 

I work in a discreet, comfortable self-contained office with step access and from another office with no stepped access. 

My first session

If you decide to contact me, I provide an initial assessment online or in person which is an opportunity to see if you feel comfortable talking to me and for me to establish whether I can support you within my skill set. 

I offer a warm welcome and work sensitively according to how you are feeling when you talk about your most private thoughts / situation. 

The assessment involves asking you some questions and inviting you to take some self-screenings for anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress. These do not provide a diagnosis but provide an indication about severity and the different therapy choices open to you.  

If you have any concerns about your mental health then you should consult your GP.

Please note that dependent upon complexity and how emotional you may feel during the assessment it is sometimes necessary to attend a 2nd assessment before I can decide the best way to support you. 

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, EMDR, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited