Annie Friston

Annie Friston

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Gloucester

Gloucester GL4
Sessions from £50.00



I currently do have spaces available.

Usual availability:
Friday between 9am - 4pm;
Saturday 10am - 3pm;
Sunday 10am-3pm;
Monday 9am-4pm.

Please contact me and we can discuss possible days and times.

About me and my therapy practice

We all sometimes need a space where we can just “be” ourselves and explore what is troubling us without criticism or judgement. It provides an opportunity to explore, make sense of, and work through what may be causing us difficulty.

My aim as a therapist is to help you feel comfortable in doing this in a safe space, and to work together to identify and work towards the resolutions and changes you need to feel in a better and more empowered place.

At times this may mean looking back and reflecting on where you have come from, at other times remaining in the ‘here and now’. I will go with you wherever you need to go, alongside and sharing the journey with you.

Practice description

I am proud to be open to diversity of all kinds and I have a special interest in gender identity issues and sexuality. I have lived experience of gender diverse identity and welcome anyone struggling with those types of difficulties to feel safe and supported in working with me.

I also have experience with neurodiversity and hearing loss. With this in mind I now work specifically on the phone, online and video as for many of us this can be more effective than 'in person' sessions.

I also believe in making counselling more accessible and working in these ways can be easier for clients to fit in with their busy lives.

My first session

After initial contact your assessment session will be 1hr and this is currently £40.

This session is a time to explore what is bringing you to counselling, what your expectations are, how you are coping and if there are any issues outside of my remit which you might need help with or signposting to other services.

As part of this assessment I will go through a questionnaire of Anxiety and Depression levels with you – this gives us both a baseline and can be helpful on the therapy journey in measuring improvements.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken