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©2019 by Anna Colquhoun, MSc, BSc, MBACP, MBPsS, Therapeutic Counselling. All content my own. Please ask my permission before using any content from this site. Created with Wix.com

About me

I am trained as a therapeutic counsellor and have worked in long-term (up to two years), low cost counselling, and in universities working short term (6-8 weeks). I offer a relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy that integrates a number of therapeutic schools, including psychodynamic and person-centred approaches. For my Masters dissertation I focused on mindfulness meditation in therapy. I have also completed training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

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. 

My counselling experience

I have experience and an interest in

  • anxiety

  • body image

  • depression 

  • female experience 

  • grief and loss

  • identity

  • isolation and loneliness

  • neurodiversity (autism, ADD, dyslexia and dyspraxia)

  • relationship issues (partner, family, friends, colleagues)

  • sense of self / self-esteem

My qualifications

I hold an MSc Therapeutic Counselling (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited) and a British Psychological Society (BPS) recognised BSc Psychology. These trainings lasted for six years in total. 

  • I'm a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) my Registration number is 379131.  I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice, attend regular clinical supervision and ensure I take part in continuing professional development CPD training to improve my practice.

  • I hold both public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

  • I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)

  • I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.

My other professional experience and interests

Prior to counselling and psychotherapy, I worked with autistic children to support them with language and communication skills. I also worked in publishing, building internal relationships globally. My other experience has been with older adults experiencing loneliness and isolation, and a long career working in UK universities building global partnerships, marketing and representing universities internationally, and giving admissions, careers and disability guidance. I have a particular interest in neurodiversity: particularly the Autism Spectrum, Attention Deficit Disorder and Dyspraxia. These experiences gave me the opportunity to work closely with a wide range of people 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, I invite you to book a free fifteen minute telephone introductory consultation using my online scheduling system. 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