Encouraging conversations to enable change
Welcome to Connect Counselling, thank you for considering my practice. I wonder if you are thinking about the benefits of talking to a trained counsellor, someone removed from your family and friends to work through the worries and challenges you may be facing or carry with you. If that feels familiar please keep scrolling.
Are you feeling stuck and unsure? Do you often feel anxious or overwhelmed by decisions? Are you disconnected from the people and things that you love? Has a relationship recently ended or are you struggling in your current partnership? Are you facing a change in your circumstances either personally, medically or vocationally? Do you feel a sense of loss? Are you looking to connect with like minded people to share your experiences with?
If you have agreed with any of the above then you are in the right place and I would really like to hear from you to see if we could work together. Please email me at or 07516 569029, thank you.
Who Will I Work With?
A little bit about me ...
Hello, my name is Anne-Marie and I am a BACP registered and qualified counsellor.
How and why did I decide to train to be a counsellor? I studied in the Arts at Bristol for my undergraduate degree and on graduation I worked for an educational publisher in London running and training a young graduate sales team. It was during this time that I started becoming interested in counselling and coaching and in time I decided to retrain as a professional counselling practitioner. My foundations are in psychodynamic counselling which means that we will talk about all of your life experiences, exploring what is happening now and how it may have originated in your younger years. In addition to working with individuals and couples in private practice I also volunteer working with bereaved families at a hospice in Bedford, the work is challenging but I feel privileged to be able to support families through their grief and the changes that they face. I work with individuals and couples who are aged 18 and over.
The main focus in my work with clients centres around loss and life changes which can make us feel anxious, lonely and frightened. I understand that making the first contact with a therapist can feel frightening and/or overwhelming, but if you decide to get in touch we will work together at your own pace without any pressure or judgement and try to connect the dots of the challenges you are facing.
I look forward to meeting you ...
Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling, The Counselling Foundation.
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, The Counselling Foundation.
Bereavement training, Sue Ryder, St John's Moggerhanger.
Transformation Life Coach Certification, Udemy.
Intergrating Care: depression, anxiety and physical illness, Kings College London.
Understanding anxiety, depression and CBT, The University of Reading.
Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling, Relate (in training).
The Help Hub, Coronavirus Crisis Counsellor.
ONLINE & TELEPHONE SERVICES
If you are feeling lonely, overwhelmed and anxious about the current Coronavirus Covid-19 situation, please get in touch as I am working with clients virtually during this stressful period. Please do not suffer alone.
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”