Hi, I’m Anna,
As someone specialising in anxiety, I understand how overwhelming life can be. I work with individuals aged 17 and above who want peace and calm but are struggling with anxiety.
You can access my therapy through the following;
- Face-to-face therapy in my centre in Birkenhead
- Online counselling over Zoom
- Telephone counselling
- Home visits on the Wirral
My goal is to help you overcome your anxiety to find the happiness and harmony you deserve. Let’s work together to make that happen.
Anxiety can be all-consuming. You lie awake at night worried about the day ahead and struggle to find joy in life anymore, even when good things happen.
Heart palpitations and that familiar sinking feeling in your stomach make you feel constantly on red alert.
Friends and family don’t seem to understand that telling you everything will be okay won’t change how you feel.
Some people fear seeing a counsellor because they are worried they will be pushed to face things they aren’t ready to or made uncomfortable. They feel they should be able to deal with their own anxiety and shouldn’t need help.
If this is you, I want to reassure you that working with me is collaborative.
We take this journey together. I am there to listen without judgment, but also, where necessary, I can gently challenge your thinking so you can finally move forward.
I’ve been there; I experienced anxiety before beginning my counselling journey.
I am passionate about helping others with anxiety in my practice. I know what is possible when you make a commitment to get help.
How long do we work together?
I don’t set any rules on how many sessions you book, but I recommend six to begin with. Ideally these would be weekly sessions but I understand that not everybody can attend weekly so we can do less frequently if needed.
We will regularly review your progress and how you feel you are progressing. If anything needs adapting or changing, we work flexibly to ensure you get exactly what you need from our relationship.
My Background and how I work
I am a qualified counsellor trained in humanistic and person-centred therapy, meaning we safely explore your feelings and value all your emotions. We look at how your life experiences have influenced your anxiety. From there, we look at your experiences with self-compassion to enable you to let go of old patterns and beliefs that no longer serve you.
Counselling allows you to talk freely about your thoughts and feelings in a way you cannot always do with friends and family, who may want to be supportive but have their own ideas about what is best for you. Or you might worry about hurting them by letting them know how you feel.
I am also qualified and experienced in CBT. This stands for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Using this, we look at your thoughts and how they affect your actions and feelings. We can then identify the thoughts and situations that feed into your anxiety and find coping strategies to enable you to dial the intense feelings down.
What else I help with
Anxiety often doesn’t stand on its own. It is often caused by various events that are out of our control.
I work with people who have experienced abuse, bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Self-esteem, Stress and Work-related.
I am here to help you overcome the anxiety caused by these experiences and create a life with more happiness and harmony.
There is hope.