It takes courage to take that first step to see a counsellor, you may be feeling stuck or perhaps finding life a bit overwhelming right now. Counselling offers you a safe, confidential space to work through what is troubling you.
I offer a calm, supportive, non-judgemental and discreet space for you to explore what is important right now in your life.
Counselling enhances self-awareness and from that the opportunity to allow new possibilities to emerge and changes you want to take place. As an experienced counsellor I will work with you to gain renewed self-awareness with strategies to enhance life or work balance.
My Counselling Approach
As an Integratively trained counsellor, I have trained in person centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT) and professional coaching. I tailor my counselling work to suit each client’s individual needs.
With new insight and self-awareness, you will learn how to manage your wellbeing outside of the therapy room. Learning to understand your stressors and how they impact on your life can be empowering. With new awareness you can develop strategies to manage them and move forward in your life. To complement my work, I use mindfulness exercises, research shows, it helps to slow the mind and aid relaxation.
Some of the Issues I work with include
Overwhelm, anxiety, depression, panic, stress, bereavement, loss and unhealthy relationships. I find the issues clients bring to counselling are as individual as they are.
Life changes or transition 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.
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.
As a Supervisor in counselling practice, I currently work with counselling students within placement, qualified counsellors and other professionals requiring supervisory support.
I offer a free introductory session, this gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, explore whether counselling is right for you right now.
My Counselling 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: Mid Devon, Bradninch, Cullompton, Broadclyst, Pinhoe, Exeter, Whipton, Whimple, Honiton, Kentisbeare, Halberton, Tiverton, Wellington and Taunton.
Email or call me to discuss how I may be able to help you : firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone and FaceTime/Skype counselling is available on request.
Please call or email me to arrange an appointment.
Annie Ford. MBACP Registered 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 & Healthcare.
Trained in Advanced Adult Nursing & Midwifery practice including Teaching and Assessing in Practice. Advanced Certificate in Coping with Grief, Loss and Bereavement.
Advanced Level training for Group Faciliation particularly for Retreats and staff training days.
"Discreet, Confidential, Professional Counselling near Cullompton, Devon".
Currently progressing an MSc in Mindfulness for Wellbeing.
As a Counsellor, Work with Police, Hospices, Charity, Charities and NHS staff. Military MoD personnel and family members.
Create the change you want.
Annie 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
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, 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,
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
, 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.
Counselling Directory profile : http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/annie-ford
Phone:07748-523704 (Confidential line & voicemail)
I am a member of the BACP and adhere to their standards holding professional indemnification. The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is a professional body which sets standards for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK.
As a qualified Counsellor I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice and standards and subject to their professional conduct procedure.
I have regular Professional Supervision to monitor the quality and ethics of my work as set out by the BACP.
As well as 1:1 Counselling, Supervision and Group Facilitation, I manage an informal Support Group for Women experiencing changes due to a Bereavement in Mid Devon please email for more details.
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