About
Anna Colquhoun, MSc, Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor
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Hello, I'm Anna

I am a BACP accredited Therapeutic Counsellor specialising in working with people with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss,  relationship issues and neurodivergent (AD(HD), autistic, dyslexic, dyspraxic and others) people.

 

I work online in both depth, long-term therapy and brief therapy, offering a relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy, using video conferencing, chat, email, and audio.

You can find me on BACP's Therapist Directory, Counselling Directory ,CBTE.co, and the National Autistic Society 's website

Training and Experience

I have five years experience working as a therapeutic counsellor, in creative universities, charities and in private practice, . 

  • Masters in Therapeutic Counselling at University of Greenwich (BACP Accredited)

  • Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

  • CBT-E for Eating Disorders qualified, University of Oxford (CREDO)

  • Training in Autism and Eating Disorders, Kelly Mahler and Kim Clairy, OTs

  • Certified Cyber Therapist, Online Training Institute

  • BSc Psychology, University of Kent (BPS Accredited)

  • Public Indemnity and Professional Liability Insurance

  • DBS checked

  • Registered with the ICO

  • GDPR trained

My approach

My client led approach provides the time and space for you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your past and your current situation. I create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I believe that by gaining insight into past life experiences and how they may be impacting on the here and now you can begin to move forward and build the relationships around you. My practice is inclusive and welcoming to people of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, faiths, genders, nationalities, and sexual orientations. 

I originally trained in psychology and then worked with autistic children to support their language and communication skills. I worked internationally and developed a long career working in UK universities with international students, the British Council and other universities overseas including China, India, Japan, Ghana, Nigeria, Russia, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. I later worked in the publishing industry and then returned to universities, giving careers and disability support. These experiences gave me the opportunity to work closely with a wide range of children and adults at various stages of their lives. I can relate to how life can present demands and pressures that challenge coping mechanisms, and block your potential for growth. I work to enable you to identify your thoughts, behaviours and emotions and find new coping strategies, to live a fuller and more satisfying life.

Next steps​

If you would like to see if the way I work might suit you, the next step is to book a free, no obligation, fifteen-thirty minute telephone introductory consultation. This is an opportunity for us to talk and answer any questions you might have about therapy. Therapy works on an open-ended basis, depending on what you need. There is no commitment to enter into therapy with me. The most important thing is that you find a therapist you like and feel comfortable with.​

I look forward to meeting you.

Anna