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Everyone struggles at times, it’s a normal part of life

But sometimes, it can feel too much

With my help, counselling can help you take back control

You’re not alone in this

Hi, I’m Anna, an experienced counsellor based in Plymouth. I’ve helped people from all walks of life, dealing with many issues.                         

Your comfort is my priority

Located in a private and informal studio, in a quiet cul-de-sac, you’ll have a safe, confidential, and welcoming space to talk. You can also talk to me online or over the phone. 

Take the first step

I offer a Free 20 minute phone or Zoom session before we start. You can use this to discuss what you’d like to get from counselling, and any concerns you may have.

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“Thank you once again for your patience and re assurance Anna, you made a huge difference to my outlook on the situation and made me assess it from another angle. I'm so grateful for the time you invested in me. Many thanks and take care.

Having never approached a counsellor before I did not know what to expect from our sessions. Originally thinking it would be hard to share my issues with someone I had never met I felt very comfortable with Anna’s approach, feeling no pressure to rush into the things I wasn’t ready to talk about.

 

I have been able to look at events in my life in a different way following our discussions, and having the opportunity to clear my head without judgement or criticism has been invaluable. Thank you.”

How much does counselling cost?

£48 per 1 hour session for Face-to-Face, Online or Phone.    

 

 

How many sessions will I need?

I offer both short and long term counselling, because it varies

from person to person and the issues you need help with. 

Starting therapy can feel scary and confusing if you don’t know what to expect 

  • Try to go into counselling with realistic expectations. It’s not a quick fix solution, it's a process.

  • For counselling to be effective, it requires commitment and effort by both of us. It also means making sometimes difficult changes in your behaviour or thinking patterns.

  • Be honest and open. Not only about the issues you’re bringing and how you feel, but also about whether the sessions are working for you. Counselling isn't 'done to you' but is about you and I working together

  • You’re the expert on yourself. I won’t offer you solutions, but will help you to understand yourself better. 

  • Spend some time thinking about how to describe your feelings. Doing this can help you focus on particular issues during the session. It’s important to be yourself and use language that you feel comfortable with. This includes swearing if that helps you to express how you’re feeling and get your point across.

  • For many people crying and getting upset is a natural and frequent part of the counselling process. Please try not to worry or feel embarrassed that this may happen, you will be given the time and space you need until you feel ready to continue.

  • Spend time between sessions reflecting on what we’ve talked about. Doing this on a daily basis will help you to feel more comfortable talking about your feelings. 

  • Be patient with yourself. Effective counselling takes time and effort. The end result is personal growth and self awareness. Leading to a more satisfying and meaningful life.

  • Anxiety                

  • Depression 

  • Eating Disorders

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 

  • Panic Disorder  

  • Phobias

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Anger Management  

  • Bereavement  

  • Cancer  

  • Carer Support

  • Executive Stress  

  • Family Issues  

  • Feeling Sad

  • Grief and Loss  

  • Low Self-Confidence  

  • Low Self-Esteem 

  • Redundancy  

  • Relationship Problems

  • Self-harm  

  • Stress  

  • Suicidal thoughts 

  • Trauma  

  • Work-related Stress​​

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I've worked with lots of people who have brought many different issues. Including :