Annie Ford

Devon Wellbeing, Counselling, EMDR Therapy & Supervision Services.

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

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Working face to face, online, outdoors and in my office with safety measures.


Thank you for visiting my website, 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 a safe, confidential space to work through what is troubling you.


As an experienced 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 roles and facilitating cancer retreats, thank you, I finally learnt to relax and selfcare"



Outdoor Spaces  - EcoTherapy


"Working outdoors during Covid has been liberating, working through my sadness, anxiety, stress and difficult relationships in a calm space"


My Counselling Approaches

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


I have also trained in Nursing and Midwifery and have worked as an advanced Nurse Practitioner in Oncology. I find this helps me in my practice, understanding the complexity of conditions and having an insight into treatments and options.


EMDR Therapy is a relatively new therapy developed in the 1980s by Dr Shapiro. EMDR can be an extremely successful and effective treatment for anxiety, stress, panic, phobias, trauma, car accident, rape, PTS, PTSD and disturbing experiences, with the goal of reducing your distress in the shortest period of time. As an EMDR Therapist, it is such a useful resource to support clients with a whole range of stress and anxiety related issues.


With new insight and self-awareness, you will learn how to manage your wellbeing outside of the therapy room. Learning to understand your stressors, understanding the impacts on your life is empowering. With this new awareness, you can move forward with renewed energy. 


To complement my work,I teach mindfulness; research shows it helps to slow the mind, grounding you in the NOW enhancing your wellbeing.


I am a teacher of mindfulness, relaxation and imagery on a two day residential "Living Well" with cancer retreat. Teaching participants on the the impact of their "stress responses", how to manage them as well as the effect of stress on our immune system, learning to selfcare amidst all of the stressors. There has been a lot of learning during Covid on selfcare and protecting immunity.


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, this includes cancer, other neurological and immunological conditions as well as long covid.


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.


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

As a Supervisor for counsellors, I currently work with counselling students within placement, qualified counsellors and other professionals requiring supervisory support.


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 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, Talaton, Wellington and Taunton.


Since Covid19, I now work with clients online from across the UK, an accessible service from the comfort of home or work space. I have completed an Accredited 86 hour certificated training to work online.


Telephone and Online counselling available on request.


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

Main Number :  07748 523704 (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 Certificated training for Working Online as a Counsellor.


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


EMDR Therapy Training.


" 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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