Annie Ford ~  Counselling & Supervision Services

Due to Coronovirus (Covid-19) I work via telephone, online, outdoors and in my office in Mid Devon with infection control measures in place.

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 to you right now in life, building on your self-awareness and resilience.


Counselling enhances self-awareness and from that, allowing new possibilities to emerge and the changes you want to take place. As an experienced counsellor, I will work with you to gain renewed self-awareness with strategies to enhance your balance and wellbeing in life.

My Counselling Approach

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


I am also a trained EMDR Therapist, a relatively new therapy developed in the 1980s by Dr Shapiro. EMDR can be an extremely successful and effective treatment for anxiety, stress, trauma and disturbing experiences, with the goal of reducing your distress in the shortest period of time.  


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 client work, I offer mindfulness exercises; research todate shows it helps to slow the mind, grounding you in the NOW enhancing your wellbeing.


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.


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 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.


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


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

or 07748 523704 (confidential line).


Telephone and Online counselling available on request.


Please call or email me to arrange an appointment.


Annie Ford. BACP ( Accredited ) 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, EMDR Therapist. Certificate in Online Counselling 86 hours of training during Covid19 2020.


Trained in Advanced Adult Nursing & Midwifery practice including Teaching and Assessing in Practice. Advanced Certificate in Grief, Loss and Bereavement.


Advanced Level training in Group Faciliation particularly Retreats and staff training days.


"Discreet, Confidential, Professional Counselling near Cullompton, Devon".

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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,

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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Phone:07748-523704                   (Confidential line & voicemail)

I am an Accredited 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 faciliate 2 day Cancer Support Retreats for patients and loved ones for a national charity and manage Support Groups for Women with secondary breast cancer.


I am an experienced Mindfulness Practitioner and have found it so helpful supporting individuals and groups focusing on selfcare and stress management.


If you are in immediate distress or you feel suicidal and are in the UK then please visit the Samaritans.

In other countries, please contact Befrienders International.


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