Annie Ford.

Counselling, EMDR Therapy & Supervision Services.

Professional, Confidential and Discreet Counsellor based in Mid Devon & Online U.K.


Thank you for visiting my website, it takes courage to take that first step to see a Counsellor. Are you feeling stuck ? or perhaps finding life a bit overwhelming right now. Counselling offers a safe, confidential space to work through what is troubling you. 


As an experienced BACP Accredited Counselling professional, I offer a calm, supportive, non-judgemental and discreet space for you to explore what is important to you right now in your life, building on your self-awareness and resilience.


Counselling helps us to explore how situations and life experiences impact on us, and from that awareness, allowing new possibilities to emerge and the changes you want to take place. As an experienced counsellor, I will work with you to strengthen your resilience, build on strategies to achieve balance and wellbeing in your life. 


Discreet Garden Office


"As a counsellor Annie helped me to get back on track following a really difficult year at home and at work. It was so reaffirming, a place to escape in a discreet and private space thank you".



Calm Office 


'During my scary cancer journey, Annie was so supportive, a wealth of experience in counselling, NHS clinical practice and facilitating cancer retreats, thank you, I finally learnt to relax and selfcare"



Outdoor Spaces  - EcoTherapy


"Working outdoors in nature has been liberating, working through my sadness, anxiety, stress and difficult relationships in a calm space, finding my mojo again"


My Counselling Approaches

As an Integratively trained Counsellor, I have studied Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR Therapy and Professional Coaching. I tailor sessions to meet your individual needs at your pace.


I work face to face in my office, outdoors ( ecotherapy ) and online via zoom.


Originally trained in General Nursing and Midwifery, I have worked as an advanced Nurse Practitioner in Womens health and Oncology. I find my clinical knowledge helps in my therapeutic practice, understanding the complexity of conditions and the impacts clients and their loved ones face.


in 2020 I trained as an EMDR Therapist, I successfully integrate this into my work, enabling clients to understand their triggers and ways of reacting and responding in certain situations. EMDR Therapy is a relatively new therapy developed in the 1980s by Dr Shapiro. Evidence shows EMDR is an effective treatment for anxiety, stress, panic, phobias, PTS, PTSD etc. The focus of the work is to reduce distress in the shortest period of time. As an EMDR Therapist, I support clients with a whole range of stress and anxiety related issues.


Counselling will help you to gain new insights and self-awareness, you will learn how to manage your wellbeing outside of the therapy room. Learning to manage stress and trigger, understanding their impacts on your life is empowering. With this new awareness, you can move forward with renewed energy. 


To enhance my work, I teach mindfulness; research shows it helps to slow the mind, strengthen your immunity, improve performance and productivity as well as grounding you in the NOW, helping your overall wellbeing.


Trained in mindfulness, relaxation and imagery, I faciliated a two day, evidence based residential cancer support retreat over a 6 year period. I worked with participants and their partners, we focused on understanding the impact of their stress responses, managing that and learning to selfcare.


Issues I work with

Overwhelm, anxiety, feeling sad, depression, panic, stress, bereavement, loss and unhealthy relationships. I find the issues clients bring to counselling are as individual as they are.


Professionally I also work with clients experiencing long term health conditions, including cancer (all stages), other neurological and immunological conditions as well as long term covid and birth trauma.


Life changes or transitions can cause stress, we all manage it differently. This can impact on our health, relationships and balance e.g. stress related to weddings, divorce, separation, menopause, infertility, becoming a new parent, retirement, relocation to a new area, university life, career or work situations etc. Sometimes clients have experienced an assault or witnessed situations outside their window of tolerance, each client is unique, therapy offers a safe, calm space to talk it through.


Personal and private issues can be difficult to express to friends and family. Our work will help you to move towards accepting and supporting yourself without fear of judgement.


Professional Supervision and Coaching

As a Supervisor for counsellors, I currently work with qualified counsellors counselling students within placement, and other professionals requiring supervisory support. In my coaching work I work with multi-professionals and leaders.


Next Steps

I offer a free 15 minute introductory session via telephone, giving you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, exploring whether counselling is right for you right now. We can progress the work from there at your pace. 


My Work Studio is based in Mid Devon between Cullompton and Exeter. I am easily accessible via M5 at Junction 28 or via bus routes directly to my office. Free parking is available.


Covering easy access in Mid Devon Bradninch, Cullompton, Broadclyst, Pinhoe, Exeter, Whipton, Whimple, Honiton, Kentisbeare, Halberton, Tiverton, Talaton, Wellington and Taunton.


Telephone and Online counselling available on request.

I work with clients online from across the UK and internationally, therapy from the comfort of home or work space. I have completed a counsellors accredited 86 hour certificated course to work online.


Email or call to discuss how I may be able to help you :

Main Number :  07584 336873 (confidential line).


Annie Ford. BACP Accredited Counsellor, Diploma Integrative Counselling. Certificate in Person Centred Therapy, Adv NCS Accredited Diploma in Supervision, Adv NCS Accredited Diploma in CBT , Adv Diplomas in Executive & Life Coaching, NLP & EMDR Therapist. 


Trained in Advanced Adult Nursing RGN & Midwifery RM practice; including Advanced Practitioner in Health Education, Oncology Cancer Nursing, Gynaecology, Teaching and Assessing in Practice.


Advanced Certificate in Grief, Loss and Bereavement.


Advanced Level training in Group Facilitation, particularly Retreats and staff training days.


Advanced training for Working Online as a Counsellor.


Advanced Training with RNIB for Counsellors supporting clients with sight impediments including blindness.


EMDR Therapy Training.


Group Reflective Practice and Debrief training.


CBT Focused Trauma 


" An Experienced and Professional Counsellor, passionate about wellbeing, mental health and mindfulness".

Counsellor, Work with Police, Hospices, Charity, Charities and NHS staff.  Military MoDnnie Ford Experienced Counsellor and Supervisor. Covering Devon, Mid-Devon, Cullompton, Pinhoe, Broadclyst, Honiton, Exeter, Whipton, Tiverton, Wellington, Taunton , Whimple, Whimple EX5 4PB  and EX15 1FE  and Somerset.

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Issues I work with includes Anxiety,Stress,  Depression, Relationships, Rape, Mental Health Issues, PTSD, Trauma, Employment Issues and Counselling,   HIV, AIDs, GUM, NHS, Bereavement Support, Grief, Grieving, Mindfulness, Mindful, Counsellor, Counselling,  Family Counselling, Group Counselling, Counselling debrief, Debrief Suicide, LGBT, HIV, AIDs, Cancer Counselling, Long Term Conditions, Menopause, Retreat day, Retreat days, Stress, Mindfulness, Counselling Agencies, EAP, Retreat in Devon, Mediation, Couples Counsellor, Couples Counselling, Relationship counselling, PTSD, Counselor, Therapist, Healing, Wellness, Wellbeing, Cancer, Cancer Support, parenting, University Counselling, College Counsellor, CBT, Psychodynamic, Calm Counselling office,  charity, charities, supervision, supervisee , accreditation, selfcare, impact of Brexit, Long Term Covid, longtermcovid

Symptoms that impact on balance can include: fatigue, headaches, migraine, tension, low energy, aches, pains, insomnia, high blood pressure, menstrual problems, acne, tummy upset etc

Cardiac, chest pain, sleep disturbance, frequent colds, coughs, low libido, moody, feeling overwhelmed, low self esteem, lonliness, isolation, constant worrying, racing thoughts, forgetfulness, inabiility to focus, poor judgement, pessimism, negative thinking, behavioural changes such as changes in appetite, procrastination, increased drug or alcohol use, nail biting, fidgeting pacing. eating disorder, fertility, infertility, endometriosis, cancer, secondarycancer, secondary cancer, MS 

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