Anna Harlow

Anna Harlow


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07375 101570

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Therapist - Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury SY1
07375 101570
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I work Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm and offer later appointments on Wednesday evenings.

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, my name is Anna Harlow and I am a qualified Counsellor and Registered member of the BACP.  As an integrative Counsellor I have trained in more than one counselling style including Person-Centred, CBT and Psychodynamic and I believe this makes me more flexible in how we approach our work together, tailoring it to suit your needs. 

I believe that expressing our inner thoughts and feelings in the company of someone who we trust and who truly hears us can help make sense of what we struggle to understand about ourselves. This increased understanding and self-awareness can allow us to make more informed choices about our lives and our relationships, offering greater freedom and new opportunities, but change can also be uncomfortable and sometimes unsettling.

As your counsellor I will be there to support you to explore any problems or concerns you have, no matter how big or small you think they are, in a safe and confidential environment where you set the pace. I can offer you the space to feel heard and valued, sharing my experience and knowledge with kindness and without judgement.

Practice description

Counselling sessions with me last for 50 minutes and cost £40 or a reduced rate of £25 for students.

I offer counselling in a number of different ways depending on your preference. 

We can work:  
  • online using Zoom
  • by telephone
  • face to face in a traditional room-based setting which has been adapted to have increased protection from Covid-19.
  • outdoors with a Walk and Talk therapy service in our local green spaces.

My first session

The first session is an opportunity for you to see how comfortable you feel talking to me and for us to explore your reasons for coming to counselling.   

If it feels right for you, we can identify some goals or a direction that you would like to be going in and this can help focus our work together.

At the end of the first session we would discuss whether you want to book another session - you are under no obligation to do so as finding the right counsellor that you feel you can trust is important.  

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Therapist - Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury SY1
07375101570
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Monday to Friday 8am - 3pm.  Later sessions available on Wednesdays.  

About me and my therapy practice

Outdoor Therapy

Hi, my name is Anna Harlow and I am a qualified Counsellor and Registered member of the BACP with a passion for counselling outdoors surrounded by nature.

The natural world and the processes that occur within it can often mirror our internal world and feelings especially when thinking about change, loss and growth.

Taking your therapy outside can provide many opportunities for exploring your experience through metaphor and releasing feelings of ‘stuckness’ by being in motion. Whether you want to walk and talk or sit and feel grounded I will be alongside you, not judging and offering warmth, compassion and sometimes humour as together we explore the landscape of your life.

Practice description

Counselling sessions with me last for 50 minutes and cost £40 or a reduced rate of £25 for students.

Outdoor therapy sessions happen in local green spaces, either within or on the outskirts of Shrewsbury depending on your location and transport requirements.   

First sessions are via Zoom or face to face in a traditional room-based setting which has been adapted to have increased protection from Covid-19.  We will then agree an outdoor location and meet there for subsequent sessions.  

My first session

The first session is an opportunity for you to see how comfortable you feel talking to me and for us to explore your reasons for coming to counselling.  If it feels right, we might look at identifying some therapy goals or a general direction that you would like to be going in.  

For outdoor therapy, we will also spend time exploring your existing relationship with nature (there is no pressure to be 'outdoorsy' or a nature lover) and discuss practical considerations such as any health considerations and footwear.  

If you feel that I am someone you can trust and you wish to continue to work with me then we would arrange our second session outdoors.  Should you try it and not like it, you do not have to continue to work outdoors - we would always have another option, via Zoom or at my office, should you prefer to work indoors.  

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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