As a Counsellor, I specialise in transition, change, loss, grief and bereavement. I work with clients on the issues they bring to the room. I take referrals from private clients, EAPs ( Employment Assisted Programmes) and GPs.


As an integratively trained counsellor, I use a range of specialist skills, helping clients to make the changes they want in their lives.


Person Centred Therapy (PCT) counselling does not give direction or offer solutions to problems, it aims to help clients understand their needs and to find ways of meeting those needs more effectively.


Psychodynamic Counselling looks at the influence of the past and at recurring patterns in clients lives.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) looks at ways that thoughts, behaviours and feelings affect us all and how they can be changed to solve problems. I am currently completing an advanced training Diploma  in CBT at Dartmoor College.


Existential Counselling explores difficulties from a philosophical perspective; rather than using a technique-based approach, it focuses on the client as a whole, encouraging clients to take responsibiity for their successes. Rather than delving into the past, it looks at the here and now.


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.  EMDR therapy stimulates information in the brains processing system, transforming your emotional health and works towards resolution of negative experiences and of the anxiety or traumas. Moving you beyond your current limitations to a more resourceful state.


Issues I work with include bereavement, grief, loss, change, transition and health concerns like anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression and relationships problems. 


Professionally I find my counselling, medical knowledge and clinical expertise help me to work with wide ranging health issues. Focusing on selfcare and gently working through strategies to move forward in life. Some of the issues I work with include:


  • A cancer diagnosis, coming to terms with the diagnosis, emotional impacts and sometimes end of life management and care planning
  • Infertility / fertility treatments and diagnosis
  • Loss of a pregnancy or baby
  • ME and fibromyalgia
  • Parkinsons disease
  • HIV and AIDs
  • Etc


As a counsellor and coach, I have experience of employment / work related issues including stress, work overload, restructuring and coping with work place bullying or harrassment.


As a counsellor I offer an open space for each client "the issues they bring are as unique as they are". I work gently to enhance each clients wellbeing, resilience and quality of life.




Coaching is a recognised motivational and behaviour change approach. It helps with physical and emotional resilence to deal with life's  challenges whilst developing self awareness and self care strategies.


To date I have worked with clients on a one-to-one basis ( and small groups), dealing with a range of life changing issues at work and at home, as well as supporting senior management and executives on performance, self awareness and self care.


When working with clients together we explore what will serve their needs, at their pace. I work with clients who set goals for improved wellbeing and enhanced life changes.




Supervision in practice is an important part of establishing and maintaining an ethical counselling practice and safeguarding clients. It really helps to make sense of our professional work, standing back, reflecting and learning about our styles, approaches and theoretical preferences. The supervisory space is a place to pay attention to one’s practice and one’s self.


As an integrative practitioner I integrate humanistic and psychodynamic approaches in my work as well as coaching, NLP and mindfulness skills in my group facilitation sessions.


I work 1:1 and in groups as a supervisor in a range of settings including my calm studio in Mid Devon.


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, Fertility, Infertility, Miscarriage, Stillbirth, 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, IVF, End of Life Care, Hospice, Palliative Care, secondary breast cancer, Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Coaching, Supervision, EAP, Charity, walk and talk, University Student,

Counselling Directory profile  :, specialist counsellor,

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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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