Anne-Marie  Bignell

Anne-Marie Bignell

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Stroud

Stroud GL5
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


Evening sessions available Mon Wed 

Early morning sessions available Wed Thu 

Morning sessions available Sat 

About me and my therapy practice

Help to find YOUR way

Hello, and welcome to A2B Counselling. I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor and Coach working with individuals, and small teams, both in-person (from my practice in central Stroud) and online (via Zoom or Teams).

There can be times in anyone’s life when they can just feel stuck or have a sense that they have lost their way in the world, and just can’t find their true pathway. Searching for a helping hand whilst being unsure exactly what it is that they need. Leaving questions unanswered, and emotional pain that just does not go away. Does this sound familiar?

I can work with you to help you find a way that suits you. Exploring what makes up your unique human spirit, working together through the conscious and unconscious processes that have made and make you who you are.

Knowing ourselves is powerful, it gives us an insight into why we tend to respond and behave in unhelpful, unhealthy ways in specific circumstances. It is also a solid step towards understanding more and reacting better to other people and situations with a clear mind.

Practice description

I believe that the relationship you build with your therapist is far more important than the modality of counselling used. Will you feel safe enough to delve deep into what is holding you back or keeping you stuck in unhelpful patterns of behavior?

I value building trusting, safe, confidential client relationships which will provide us with valuable insight into unconscious patterns of thinking and behavior. Instinctive reactions instilled in childhood, which may prove problematic today, that once understood, can be gently challenged together.

I practice in-depth psychodynamic counselling which can uncover changes that you may wish to make. With understanding and emotional coaching, I can go on to help you to make those positive changes, working towards a more balanced, healthy and satisfying life.

I trained in psychodynamic counselling, and have experience working with depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, bereavement, family and relationship difficulties, alcohol problems, anger, self-esteem and confidence issues. I have a particular passion for, and interest in, abandonment issues caused through early separation and loss, for example early grief or boarding school syndrome.

I also work with businesses to support staff wellbeing and am experienced in working with senior management teams and individuals on workplace stress, time & change management and personal development.

If you would like to know more call me on: 07951 977457

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My first session

Following initial contact via email or phone, I offer a no charge 20-minute

phone conversation where you can tell me what is bringing you to therapy. If we are both in agreement, I would then offer you a 50-minute assessment session. This can be online or face-to-face and is chargeable at £50. We will have a more in-depth conversation about your therapeutic needs and history. If we feel that we would work well together, I offer open-ended work with regular reviews. If we agree to work together, there will be a counselling agreement for you to sign which will offer you all the terms of our work, e.g. how and when to make a payment, what we do about holidays and missed sessions, etc.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Leadership coaching, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Psychodynamic, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy

Languages spoken