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Are you looking for private Counselling in Plymouth?

Counselling in Plymouth

At Anna Batey Counselling, I provide you with a safe, confidential and welcoming space for therapy sessions with a qualified and experienced counsellor.


I work using an integrative approach, which combines Person Centred TherapyCBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Gestalt Therapy and Mindfulness techniques, which means being able to draw from different approaches to offer you the counselling that will best suit you and your needs as a unique individual.​

Counselling doesn't mean me telling you what to do. My role is to help you better understand yourself and work towards solutions together. You're the expert on yourself; counselling isn't "done to you" but is about you and I working together. ​​

For counselling to be effective, it requires commitment and effort from both of us and takes time and effort. Be patient with yourself. The result is personal growth and self-awareness, leading to a more satisfying and meaningful life.

Try to go into counselling with realistic expectations. It's not a quick-fix solution; it's a process. It also means making sometimes difficult changes in your behaviour or thinking patterns.

Try to be honest and open with me, not only about issues you're bringing up and how you feel but also about whether the sessions are working for you.

​​​Spend time between sessions reflecting on what we've discussed. Doing this daily will help you feel more comfortable talking about your feelings. 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 feels comfortable for you. This includes swearing if that helps you 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.​​


What kind of issues do you work with?


I've helped people from all walks of life who have had many different issues.

  • Anxiety                

  • Depression 

  • Eating Disorders

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 

  • Panic Disorder  

  • Phobias

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Self-harm  

  • Social Media Addiction

  • Family Issues  

  • Low Self-Confidence  

  • Low Self-Esteem 

  • Relationship Problems

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Bereavement

  • Cancer

  • Carer Support 

  • Feeling Sad

  • Grief and Loss

  • Trauma  

  • Redundancy  

  • Stress  

  • Executive Stress

  • Work-related Stress​​


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If you're looking for counselling in Plymouth and the surrounding areas, please get in touch with me below or call me on 07985 098825. I offer a free 20-minute consultation with no obligation.

 How many counselling sessions will I need?

It varies from person to person and will depend upon the issues we're discussing. It can often be helpful for us to meet weekly, in the beginning, to enable change to happen quickly, moving to less frequently as the work progresses. 

I offer short and long-term counselling and am always led by my client's needs, with regular reviews to ensure that you're getting what you need from our sessions.


How much does counselling cost?

I charge a fixed fee of £75 per hour for all therapies. This enables us to work with whatever intervention is most appropriate in the moment, without having to stop mid-session and discuss fees.

In my experience working with a combination of different approaches produces the best results as it enables you to utilise the full capacity of your mind by exploring emotions and developing solutions that you may not have considered before.

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