Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
I set up Mind Aloud to help people struggling with stress, anxiety and depression. Issues such as family and relationship difficulties, work problems, loss, separation or bereavement and long-term illness or disability can affect our self-confidence and self-esteem, leaving us feeling worthless or not good enough. Sometimes we can all struggle with unwanted thoughts and feelings such as sadness, anger or shame, because we're struggling to cope. These feelings can feel unbearable at times and it can feel like we’re all alone with our problems and there's no way out.
I can help you to get to a place where you feel better about your situation, better about yourself and better about life. I offer confidential, one-to-one, person-centred talking therapy. I spend time really listening to you and getting to know you in order to really understand what you're going through. I work with you to identify what you want to achieve from therapy. Guided by you and working at your pace, I help you to make sense of what you are struggling with.
My clients tell me I’m warm, kind and easy to talk to. I'm respectful, compassionate and open, I also bring humour along with straight talking. I don't make assumptions and I don't judge. I'm in your corner, helping you face the difficult thoughts and feelings that you’re struggling with, encouraging you to be your authentic self and supporting you every step of the way to get to a better place.
The following feedback has been kindly provided by clients regarding their experience of counselling with Anita. Reviews are reproduced with the kind consent of the individuals. Names have been changed to protect client anonymity.
I stumbled across Anita at Mind Aloud, when all of a sudden out of nowhere I needed help. Fear and weakness is what I felt when I reached out to Anita for help. But from the first minute of the first session I felt safe, no judgement and trust, the feeling of relief and release after every session was overwhelming and not for one minute did I feel like this was a waste of my time and money. Without Anita's help my life might be very different now, and not for the better. I will always think of the counselling room as my safe place and in the future if I feel that things are going wayward again I will be straight back. I have nothing but praise for Anita, it's a big brave step to admitting you need help but believe me it's the best thing I've done and I will always be forever grateful to Anita.
Sometimes we also have volunteer counsellors working with us. Our volunteers are students studying at minimum level 4 to become qualified counsellors or they are already qualified to at least a level 4 in Counselling and building up their experience and counselling hours.
All our staff and volunteers belong to a membership body such as the BACP or NCS. That means that we are working in line with our membership body's ethical framework.
All our staff and volunteers undertake monthly supervision, ensuring we are all working ethically with individuals. Staff and volunteers are also supervised in the workplace, working in line with Mind Aloud policies and procedures.