Counselling With Anna
Anna’s uses the Person-Centred style of counselling to get to know her clients and how they cope with life. She also tries to understand their difficulties from their point of view. Using this understanding she can then choose the CBT strategies that are best suited to each client and that she feels will be most effective in helping them work towards their goals.
In her personal and professional life Anna has had experience of disability and caring. She has worked with disabled and disadvantaged children in education and as Chair of Trustees of the Thomley charity in Oxfordshire (www.thomley.org). These experiences have helped to form her views about counselling which are based on patience, empathy and giving people the space and skills they need to explore their problems and find their own solutions.
She believes that counselling should be a challenging but positive experience and sees humour as an important part of her work. Her clients often comment that they have to do a lot of thinking during and between sessions, but did not expect to laugh.
This ability to put clients at their ease and help them feel less anxious about coming to counselling is an important part of Anna’s approach. With this in mind she hopes you will take time to read through the Counselling Experience page which gives a step-by-step explanation of how one of her counselling sessions proceed.