About Anne

 

I have built up my counselling experience since my early twenties when in the 1970’s I was a volunteer at the Samaritans after relevant training,  achieved a Certificate in Counselling and then became a volunteer counsellor at a youth advisory project.

 

In the 1980’s I qualified in social work and worked on the Forensic Ward of a psychiatric hospital where I was mentored in Transactional Analysis. In a later placement I worked alongside my tutor offering couples counselling. I then worked on the cancer wards of a major teaching hospital offering bereavement counselling to patients and carers and running workshops at the nursing school on ‘Basic Counselling Skills and ‘Death and Dying’. Following this period I worked with patients who had contracted AIDs. I later qualified as a mental health specialist.

 

In the 1990’s I studied Solution Focused Brief Therapy and and in 1994 achieved a Diploma in Individual and Relationship Counselling.

 

In 1999 I started a private practice in counselling, psychotherapy and supervision in Newton Abbot.

Qualifications:

 

1979 - Certificate in Counselling

1984 - Certificate and Qualification in Social Work

1994 - Diploma in Individual and Relationship Counselling

2005 – Transactional Analysis 101

2005 – Certificate in Emotional Freedom Technique

2007 – Diploma in Counselling Supervision

2011 – Diploma in Creative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

2012 – BACP Accreditation

2013 – INLPTA Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming

2013 – Practitioner Level qualification in Hypnotherapy

2015 – INLPTA Certified Practitioner of the Art and Science                                                of Neuro Linguistic Programming

2019 - Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy

Continuing Professional Development:

2005 – Understanding Anxiety

2008 – Pain, Shame and Empathy

2010 – Difficult, Disturbing and Dangerous Behaviour -                                   responding to violence, aggression and danger.

2010 – Razor's Edge - responding to suicide risk.

2012 – Advanced Couples Training

2013 – Motivational Interviewing

2014 – Equine Therapy

2014 – The Boarding School Experience

2014 – Pesso Boyden Psychotherapy

2015 – Foundation training in Non-Violent Communication            2015 – Transforming Anger - Non-Violent Communication

2016 – Advanced Couples Training 

2017 – Advanced Couples Training 

2017 – Advanced Couples Training 

2018 -  Advanced Couples Training

2019 -  Advanced Couples Training 

I am a fully qualified and professional counsellor / psychotherapist with a total of 20 years of experience in private practice in Devon. I see individual clients and couples in Newton Abbot during the daytime and early evening. 

In addition I offer supervision to qualified counsellors and students in training. I also offer professional support to those engaged in emotionally challenging employment.

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Framework and I am fully insured.

 

I use a variety of approaches in my work including: Transactional Analysis, Gestalt Therapy, Non-Violent Communication, Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I may also use NLP techniques if appropriate. I have experience of both Person Centred Counselling and Psychodynamic therapy.

My rate is £50 per hour and a limited number of concessions are available for those who are low paid and students.

 

I offer a 30 minutes initial meeting, without charge or obligation, in order for prospective clients/supervisees to meet with me and chat about what they need from counselling/supervision and what I can offer.

 

E mail: enquiries@anneashtoncounselling.com

 

Tel: 07896 968518