Annie Ford 

Devon Wellbeing, Counselling, EMDR Therapy & Supervision Services.

 "An experienced professional, passionate about wellbeing, mental health and mindfulness".

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


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 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 your 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.


Discreet Garden Office


"As a counsellor Annie has 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 clinical roles in the NHS, Counselling and facilitating cancer wellbeing retreats, thank you, I learnt to relax and selfcare thank you"



Devon Outdoor Spaces 


Working outdoors in during Covid has been liberating, working through my 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) 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 shows it helps to slow the mind, grounding you in the NOW enhancing your wellbeing. I teach mindfulness, relaxation and imagery on a two day living well retreat with upto sixteen participants, learning to understand the impacts of stress responses and how to manage them to live well, the impact of stress on our immune system is significant.


Issues I work with

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 via telephone, online or in my office, giving you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, exploring 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, 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 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.


" Discreet, Confidential, Professional Counselling near Cullompton, Devon or Mid 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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