Anna Lythgoe

Anna Lythgoe


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07887 780874

Contact Anna

Therapist - Carlisle

Carlisle CA3
07887 780874
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I work Tuesdays - Fridays am/pm/evenings.  Blended support of either face to face or online depending on your needs.   

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, I am Anna Lythgoe and hopefully I can offer you a taster of my services and approach to counselling.  Deciding to start working with a counsellor can feel like a huge step and choosing the right person is vital. Contact me anna.lythgoe@yahoo.co.uk  or phone/text me at 07887 780 874.  I am an experienced, well qualified and most importantly caring Person-Centred Counsellor based in Carlisle.

During Lockdown I have continued sessions with clients online. This has been very effective for many and I have taken the time to be accredited as an online counsellor.   I am now planning offering a blended support of either face to face or online depending on your needs.   I have a dedicated counselling space in central Carlisle for face to face sessions. My way of working focuses very much on the uniqueness of each client - there is no one size fits all but a fresh and flexible approach.

The benefits of having a space just for you in which you work closely with a professional qualified to support and empower you are enormous.  The sessions will be led by your needs and at a pace and challenge comfortable for you.

My experience is wide-ranging and includes work with adults, young people, children (15+) and families.  I have experience of working in the charity sector, NHS and have set up both secondary and primary school counselling services.  My private practice encompasses work with adults, young people, and children as well as working with families and schools where helpful.


Practice description

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered and senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy . I adhere to the BACP professional Code of Ethics and Conduct. I hold professional Insurance and have my enhanced DBS checks regularly updated. I maintain my professional standards by attending regular clinical supervision with a BACP registered supervisor.

My qualifications include :

- MBACP (Snr Accredited)

- BA (Hons) First Class - Counselling Studies - Trauma, Attachment and Loss

- University Advanced Diploma in Counselling Studies

- National Diploma (HE) in Counselling

- Level 4 CAADA Safeguarding Children Living with Domestic Abuse

- Level 3 Safeguarding

- Certificate in Supervision

- Workshop facilitator

- 80 hour CPD resulting in Online & Telephone Counselling Accreditation

- Staff training

- PGCE

I have experience of working in a wide range of settings and enjoy working with all client ages. My experience as a teacher for almost twenty years and in the charity sector for nearly five years has given me the opportunity to help clients explore and resolve many areas of difficulty (see the next section below).

My first session

I am also able to offer Supervision to other counsellors and professionals.  My experience of working with children and young people and also of working with adults and families mean I have a wide experience to draw on.

I provide a supportive, collaborative space to explore all aspects of the work you do.  Together we can attend to your process and identify patterns, explore ethical and theoretical factors to enhance the work you are doing with clients.

I find great value in working creatively in both my supervisory and counselling roles and if you are comfortable reflecting on your practice through mediums such as creative writing, art, play and psychodrama they will be offered during our sessions. Illuminating and deepening your understanding of the challenging work you do is always my priority and is an exciting journey to take together.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, 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

Supervisor - Carlisle

Carlisle CA3
07887 780874
Sessions from £55.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Blended support of either face to face or online depending on your needs.  I work Tuesdays to Fridays am/pm/evenings.

About me and my therapy practice

After 15 years in teaching, I started counselling in 2008.  I have been supervising BACP counsellors, trainees as well as other helping professionals since 2014.  I have a Person Centred foundation,  integrating creative  approaches where appropriate.  I  keep my Safe- Guarding training current to the highest level and recently I have completed an 80 hour CPD Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling to enable a blended approach of work during the pandemic.

Practice description

I have experience in education, voluntary organisations, the Third Sector and NHS Psychological Services. 

I see Supervision as offering nourishment and creative support to counsellors and other helping professionals.  The collaborative nature of the work means together we can attend to your process and identify patterns and explore ethical, practical and theoretical factors enhancing your client work.

My first session

An initial session offers the opportunity to meet each other and get a sense of how it would be to work together.  Good  Supervision is a vital ingredient of reflective and safe practice.  Use the opportunity to state your needs and find out what you need to about my way of working.  There is no obligation to go beyond this first session.  You may wish to  spend time meeting alternative supervisors before you come to a decision.


What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, 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