East Grinstead Counselling

About Me — Counselling Services in Sussex

I work from my home in East Grinstead as an integrative counsellor for both individuals and couples. I have worked in various organisations including the NHS, the YMCA, the West London Centre for Counselling and Croydon Drop-In.

I have experience with a wide range of issues and work with people from all different backgrounds, life experiences and cultures. I have considerable experience working with young people (I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate), as well as both personal and professional experience of working with people with autism, and with learning difficulties.

Before counselling I worked in finance and business roles within private organisations and media companies. I understand the pressures and stresses of juggling both a busy work and family life, and the challenges of long-term caring responsibilities. I re-trained as a counsellor after my personal experiences of attending counselling proved transformative within my own life.

Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy

I also work as a psychosexual and relationship therapist, with both individuals and couples who might be experiencing difficulties within their relationships and/or with their sexual functioning. I work with people of all sexualities and gender variants.

My Approach

I am passionate about providing a safe, non-judgemental, empathic space to help find some answers to life’s difficulties and enable people to feel empowered within their own lives.

Our work together will be led by what you are hoping for from counselling and whatever you would like to talk about and explore in your sessions.

I believe in and utilise the power of mindfulness tools and the strength of self-compassion within my work.

Qualifications:

Diploma in Integrative Counselling

Diploma in Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy

I attend regular training and workshops to broaden and update my therapeutic skills and knowledge.

Professional Membership:

Membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and adherence to their Ethical Guidelines for Good Practice

General membership of the College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), and adherence to their Code of Ethics & Practice

Member of Sussex Counselling & Psychotherapy

Contact Me

By email: annamaria360b@hotmail.com

Or by phone: 07508 127059

For more information on services, fees and locations please see my Services and Information pages.