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- Flexible hours available
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About me and my therapy practice
Welcome,my name is Ann and I am a Counsellor based in Bournemouth, Dorset. I provide short, medium or long-term therapy from my practice located in Redhill and Broadstone.Sessions can be face to face or via Zoom or phone.
I offer Integrative counselling and for over 20 years have supported a variety of clients including young people and adults.I am passionate about offering a warm, welcoming and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their feelings and issues.I hold an enhanced DBS certificate for working with young people. I am an Accredited member of BACP and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I am also interested in Mindfulness and use this in my life and in my work.
I am also a qualified and experienced Supervisor and encourage regular, ongoing reflection to ensure that Counsellors continue to work in an ethical, safe and professional way.
I have extensive experience of working with young people in a Secondary school setting and offer Supervision to student and placement Counsellors as well as those working in a private setting and therapists working with adult clients.
I also offer Supervision to non-counselling individuals including those working within a pastoral or safe-guarding role in education. As with therapy, I work from a relational stance and provide a reflective space in which to develop your practice and so benefit your clients.
Therapy for young people.
Young people are facing significant challenges and therapy can help them get to the root of a problem and begin to understand their thoughts and feelings and explore ways to help cope better in everyday life. I have extensive experience spanning over 20 years of working with young people aged from 10 and have provided therapy within a school setting so understand the pressures they can face.As every child is individual, with their own personalities and different levels of maturity,my therapy is tailored to their particular needs to give them a confidential, friendly and safe space to explore and understand their struggles. I am passionate about enabling young people to access support when they need it most and helping them on their way to live happier lives. I meet with young people who prefer not to be seen within their school setting or have left school and need support to help them make the transition to further education or employment,and those who find themselves feeling 'lost' and in need of some direction in their lives.
Therapy for adults.
Adults seek therapy for a variety of reasons at different times in their lives. Circumstances can present us with challenges and counselling can help you make sense of your emotions and responses and empower you to make changes in your life.
You may be struggling with a relationship breakdown. Perhaps you're suffering from stress and anxiety or maybe you've had a loss in your life. We can talk about what you'd like to achieve from your therapy and work together to try and understand the issues and identify steps for change to help you move forward.
Therapy offers you a confidential, safe and non-judgmental space to really be heard and to explore your thoughts and feelings, helping you gain insight, understanding and comfort.
My first session
I think it's helpful for us to discuss what's important to you so I offer a free 40 minute initial phone consultation. This is then followed up with an assessment session where we can further discuss your needs and you can ask any questions you may have.
We'll arrange for sessions to take place at the same time every week, that is convenient for you and where I have availability.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Integrative, Person centred, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited