Anne Darwent

Anne Darwent

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Redhill

Redhill RH1
Sessions from £75.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

Trying to find help can be a daunting process, especially when you are already feeling low and confused. By exploring this site, you have taken the crucial first step. Counselling can really make a difference when things get tough – feeling heard, understood and genuinely accepted helps.

Even if you have supportive family and friends around you, it may be easier to talk about personal, family or relationship issues with an independent and professional therapist. I offer a safe, warm, non-judgmental and confidential space where you can explore your feelings and thoughts.

I will walk alongside you, helping you identify, understand and address your difficulties. You may already know 'what's the matter', or you may just sense something's not right in your life. You may feel desperate, or you may simply want to explore who you are and who you aspire to be.

Whatever it is, we can find ways to actively work together, easing your distress and healing what hurts. We can figure out what suits you best in terms of time and commitment.

The counselling I offer is based on the person centred approach, which means that it is based on the belief that within each of us is a part which “knows” who we are and what we need. Given the right environment, this part of us develops and guides us. Sometimes we lose touch with this inner sense of self, perhaps because we didn’t have the right environment in the first place, or because things have happened in our lives and we have lost our way. In counselling, we can work together to create the right environment to support you in tuning into the part of you that knows who you are and what is best for you.

You can decide how long you want to attend, how deep you want to dig, and with regular reviews we can make sure you are getting what you need from our work together.

I will do my best to be honest and genuine, and to empathise with you.

Practice description

Availability and length of sessions

After an initial session, during which we can discuss your individual needs and goals, I can offer short term work of 6-8 weeks together, and longer 'open ended' counselling (with a commitment to regular reviews). Sessions last for 50 minutes and are usually weekly, but you can choose to come weekly, fortnightly or monthly if you prefer.

Location and transport

I offer sessions via phone and video, as well as in person sessions in my dedicated practice room in Woodhatch, Reigate. There is free on street parking available. Regular buses from Redhill and Reigate stop close to my practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma Person Centred Counselling, Cornwall College, Plymouth University

Diploma Person Centred Supervision, The Simply Counselling, Plymouth

Certificate Counselling for Depression, Metanoia Institute, London

I also work part time as Clinical Lead and Counselling Lead for an NHS IAPT service.

All of this work helps deepen my understanding of my own counselling practice.

My first session

Our first session will be a chance to get to know each other and decide whether we will be a good fit - it is important that you find a therapist that you feel comfortable working with.  We will think about what is going on for you and what you are hoping to get from any sessions, and then together we will decide how we will work together.  

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Person centred, Phenomenological

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, 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