I am passionate about my Professional Counselling work. It is hugely rewarding seeing clients moving forward in their lives.
Throughout my professional career I have consistently utilised opportunites to learn and grow, I share this passion with my clients.
In my Private Counselling Practice in Mid Devon I work with clients experiencing ranges of life issues, aiming to bring clarity, resilience, resourcefulness and confidence.
I have worked professionally in GP Practices, NHS Hospitals, Cancer Support Centres and Community Health settings as Counsellor, Coach, Clinician, Leader and Clinical Supervisor. As a Supervisor, I so enjoy working with others to enhance practice.
As well as private Counselling practice, I work as a Specialist Counsellor in a Hospice in Somerset, working with clients experiencing the loss of a family member. I also manage and facilitate cancer support groups for two leading national charities.
My career todate has enabled me to work as a Macmillan Nurse Specialist, Midwife and manager of NHS Womens Health Services including IVF, Breast Cancer and Oncology Units in London. I have worked at St Georges Hospital (currently host to 24 hours in A&E London), The Royal Marsden ( Cancer Centre of Excellence London), The Portland Hospital ( IVF and Oncology) and the RD&E NHS Foundation Trust Devon.
Throughout my professional career I have facilitated ranges of professional conferences, support groups and wellbeing workshops which included; breast, ovarian cancer, miscarriage, infertility, hysterectomy, stillbirth, HIV and carers forums.
Professionally I have been an Associate Lecturer at King's College London and Kingston Upon Thames Universities.
As a Coach I have worked in the public and private sectors with clients experiencing work place issues such as stress, burn out, transition and reorganisation. Clients require space and confidentiality to work through those changes, being able to move forward with dignity in their lives.
I am also a wife, mother and lover of mindfulness, nature and cooking.
What clients say:
" Taking time out has been a life saver for me; it has given me back my real self. I got lost in all the stress and anxiety in my life. I am now able to enjoy living, thank you."
"After the infertility treatments I was a wreck, I had to start over, Annie just got me! I feel so much happier, it saved my marriage."
"Losing my partner and best friend was devastating. I had counselling earlier in my life, but this time with Annie it was different. I felt totally heard and held, I was able to explore my life issues at my pace, helping me to clarify some major life decisions."
" I have just got through the toughest work place life chapter ever. I now have the resilience and resources I need to enjoy work and family life. I now have insight into my stressors and use new strategies to manage them, I feel empowered and calm at the same time thank you so much"
"Counselling has helped me hugely to cope with the loss of my wife, understanding this NEW NOW, I never thought I would need a counsellor, its really supported me during this period of change in my life, it was too hard to speak with my family; but I can now which has helped me so much "
My clients range from 18 to 85 years, all with diverse issues as unique as they are.
http://bit.ly/2u4nuKV #middevoncounselling #anniefordcounselling #devonwellbeingcounselling #devoncounselling #DevonWellbeing, Devon, Mid Devon, Cullompton Working with Military, Police, NHS, Charities and Local Authorities as a Counsellor and Coach EX5 4PB and EX15 1FE Culm Valley Integrated Health Centre
I work with Police, Hospices, Charity, Charities and NHS staff. work with Military personnel and family members.
Counselling Directory profile is : http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/annie-ford
Covering Devon, Mid-Devon, Cullompton, Pinhoe, Broadclyst, Honiton, Exeter, Whipton, Tiverton, Wellington, Taunton EX5 4PB and EX15 1FE
Rape, mental health issues, PTSD, Trauma, employment issues and counselling, HIV, AIDs, GUM, NHS, bereavement support, grieving, sadness, depression, mindfulness, yoga Mid Devon, Devon, whimple, whimple, whimple, cullompton, cullompton, Cullompton, GP Practice, panic attacks,
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.
My profile is accessible on the following link