Ann Stirrup

Ann Stirrup

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07982 842937

Contact Ann

Therapist - SANDWICH

07982 842937
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Are you struggling to make sense of your life and your relationships? Are you going through a particularly challenging time because of a loss, a serious illness, more stress than you can cope with, and/or your confidence has hit an all time low, or you would like to grow as a person and find a way of achieving your potential in life? Maybe now is the time to talk to someone who will be able to help you make a difference to your life.

The initial counselling session, for which there is a 50% reduction, is an opportunity for us to get to know one another. Sessions take place in a warm, comfortable and peaceful environment, where whatever you want to talk about is treated in with the utmost respect and confidentiality. At the end of the session we can then agree on subsequent sessions, there being no pressure whatsoever to do anything that you do not feel comfortable with. I aim to work in as flexible a way as possible, tailoring my approach to your needs and the nature of your issues. To this end I work in an integrative way combining aspects of the main therapeutic approaches.

I have been working as a counsellor since 1998 and my experience covers a wide range of issues including anxiety and depression, stress, relationship issues, loss and bereavement, anger management, cancer support and general personal development. This experience has been gained in a hospice with cancer patients and their carers, various charities and a busy medical centre, all in Cheshire. Since 2015 I have been in private practice in East Kent. I have worked with both couples and individuals, having specialist training in Couples Counselling. I have a Certificate in Marital Therapy, A Graduate Diploma in Counselling and an MSc in Counselling Psychology. I aim to keep my skills and knowledge up to date with continuing professional development. 

I have a keen interest in helping people to achieve their potential.

What I can help with

Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Health related issues, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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