Anne Cussins

Anne Cussins


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
01225 469314

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Therapist - Bath

Bath BA1
01225 469314
Sessions from £70.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Out of office, August 2nd to 9th.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist. I have worked in private practice since 1986 as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and offer longer-term, intensive therapy for most symptoms and diagnoses or brief, psychodynamic therapy.

I have a Masters degree in The Psychology of Counselling and Therapy - 1986. I also have a Diploma in Psychotherapy from The Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies - 1986.

Working psychodynamically means that we confront how the “emotional present” is influenced by events in early life, very often types of early deprivation, loss or abuse and by family distress. Many symptoms are a way of expressing how difficult experiences in early life have left their mark and continue to cause problems with self-image and the consequent effect on relationships.

I have many years of experience of providing psychotherapy for complex, personality problems, but I also work with all problems that occur during the life-cycle of a person’s development.

I provide an empathic therapeutic relationship from which emotional problems can be gradually explored in depth.

My specialisms are depression, anxiety and eating disorders. I have researched, in particular, the areas of women’s mental health and body-image. I usually see clients in the bulimic phase of the eating disorder but also when they restrict food only, the anorexic phase, or when they binge-eat. I have an interest in bereavement and have worked in the NHS. with bereaved family members. I see couples aswell as individuals in my practice.

You can contact me via email : acussins@outlook.com.

See more about my approach by visiting my website: www.psychotherapyandeatingdisorders.com

 

Practice description

I will see you in my consulting room in the Lansdown area of Bath or, if you live further afield, a consultation and further sessions can be held over Zoom.

The restrictions still apply however, due to Covid 19, and therefore I would remind you that if you have symptoms, there will be a need to work remotely.

My first session

I will be listening closely to hear, both the problems you are most concerned about, and your development over your life until the present. As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist I like to know as much as possible about early family relationships, experiences at school and university, and about your significant relationships. To this end, I will make notes and ask some questions from time to time. I may try to clarify some issues, although you should feel comfortable with deciding what you would like to bring to the session.

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

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

Supervisor - Bath

Bath BA1
07984229715
Sessions from £70.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I work with psychoanalytic theory, developmental theory and aspects of practice that have originated from the Relational School such as rupture and repair. 

Many of the clients that I have worked with have had early developmental deficits, or trauma, leading to narcissistic personality traits which are difficult to modify as they seek to contain unbearable affects and maintain splitting between good and bad images of self/other. This can be challenging work and I offer many years of experience in thinking about technique, drawing from what can go wrong as well as what can be achieved with such clients.

My first session

I will offer an half hour Zoom meeting as an initial step towards exploring if my supervision is going to be useful for you in your practice or job role. The fee is £35.

Types of therapy

Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling