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Counselling

Annette Graham, Dip Couns, Dip CBT

Annette has been working as an Integrative Counsellor for several years now and has experience in both the voluntary and private sector. As an Integrative Counsellor she tailors her therapy to each individual’s needs, for example, the Pscyhodynamic Approach allows you to understand how your early experiences have a bearing on the person you are today, the Person Centred Approach allows you to decide the pace of counselling and what is most important for you to talk about each week, whereas Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is more structured and focused and is aimed at achieving your goals and addressing the problems that have brought you to therapy. Both you and Annette will decide with you what approach would be best suited to you.

 

Annette holds a certificate in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
As a counsellor Annette works with both young people and adults in distress due to disturbing or traumatic life experiences. Such disturbances can often create difficulties which seem insurmountable, bringing us to a place of confusion, loneliness and isolation. Counselling offers a confidential accepting environment where you will have the opportunity to talk freely about what is bothering you with someone who will neither judge nor offer advice.

 

Annette has experience of working with adults from 18 years of age right through the lifespan on issues such as relationship difficulties, separation & divorce, loneliness and isolation, bereavement, unemployment and work-related issues, depression, anxiety, stress, sexuality, abuse, addiction, trauma and anger management.

 

As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Annette abides by their code of ethics and maintains a high professional standard. You will be provided with a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental environment wherein you can explore your problems and feel supported as you seek to move forward through yourcurrent difficulties.

 

Areas of counselling:

Abuse
Anger management
Anxiety
Bereavement
Bullying
Carer support
Depression
Emotional abuse
Family issues
Gender issues
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Panic disorder
Relationship issues
Self harm
Separation and Divorce
Sexuality
Spirituality
Stress
Suicidal thoughts