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Anna Storey
Counsellor in Thame - Accredited 7+ Years

Accredited  Counsellor Anna Storey

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

23 Upper High Street
Thame
Oxfordshire
OX9 3EX

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Professional Title

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) and Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Engagement rate - 30% of enquirers became verified clients

Summary

Counselling and Psychotherapy in Thame

  • Individual £50 - 50 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Cash, Cheque
Languages: English, Russian

Working Hours

  • Mondays9am - 6pm
  • Wednesdays9am - 6pm
  • Thursdays9am - 6pm

Issue Covered

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Binge Eating
  • Bulimia
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Problems
  • Sleep Problems
  • Stress


Therapies

  • Psychotherapy
  • Counselling
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)


Gender

Female

More Detail

7+ Years Post-Accreditation Experience

Hello. I am Anna. I'm an accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist - I support individuals with their mental wellbeing. I hold private and voluntary sector experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. My focus includes anger, bereavement, Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and bulimia nervosa, as well as the specific obstacles experienced by men, transgender people and women.

What to Expect

An introductory assessment session helps you to discover if you are comfortable with me, discuss what troubles you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and determine if therapy could benefit you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange a preliminary assessment appointment in Thame, St. Pauls, London or Mayfair, London.

Counselling

Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You decide what issue concerning your childhood or adulthood you explore. An objective of counselling is to help you to speak about a problem and discover a way forward that is appropriate for you.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends counselling for depression.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the difficulties you face. It explores your thoughts, feelings and relevant events in your history. Psychotherapy aims to help you develop or find appropriate methods of coping.

Transactional Analysis (TA)

TA focuses on the modes you use to interact with yourself and others. It considers the impact of your pre-conscious life strategy and how to enhance it. TA seeks to help you recognise your worth and ability to grow.

Thoughts on Mental Health

There are many causes of depression, but quite often it appears to be a result of deficiencies of vitamins or minerals. Researchers are now discovering that one of the most important elements, which could influence our mental state and play an important role in our mental health, is the vitamin D. Vitamin D acts on the areas of your brain that are linked to depression, but it is not yet clearly understood how it works. There is a growing amount of research into low moods and vitamin D, and it does seem to show a link between low levels of vitamin D in the blood and symptoms of depression. However, research hasn't yet shown clearly whether low vitamin D levels cause depression, or whether low vitamin D levels develop because someone is depressed. Since vitamin D can greatly benefit your immune system, there is no reason why you should not supplement your diet with it, especially during the winter months.
Read More: Food and mental health: Can you eat yourself happier?
My job consists mainly of giving email advice to new mums on how to deal with the consequences of their traumatic birth experience, helping them to find a counsellor, etc. More often than not I help mothers to start processing the birth experience itself, confirming that what happened was indeed quite traumatic, and it is hardly surprising that a new mother is feeling low, anxious or depressed. I am talking here of a physical trauma - something went wrong, there were complications, medical support was inadequate, baby or mother's life was in danger, and so on. What is surprising, though, is how often I get emails from mothers who have delivered healthy babies and are feeling physically ok, yet emotionally they are in a complete turmoil. I am not talking about post-natal depression, which may be caused by hormones, lack of sleep, and a complete change of lifestyle; these are cases when emotional distress is caused by a wide gap between mother's expectation of birth and an actual birth experience. More often than not, these women had an idealised picture of birth - completely 'natural', almost pain free, no medication or drugs involved. This is a fantastic idea in itself, and it's great when birth goes as planned, but unfortunately it is not often the case. Thousands of things can go and do go wrong and medical help is required. As a result, instead of feeling exhilarated and proud after giving birth to a healthy baby, new mothers feel like failures. This feeling of inadequacy and failure can sometimes develop into depression. What works for one mother could be completely wrong for another, and there is no need to make a failure from what should be a celebration.
Read More: How to deal with post-natal mental health issues

Qualifications Timeline

November
2009
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Registered since February 2010)
June
2009
Bachelor of Arts with Upper Second Class Honours
Counselling using Transactional Analysis (TA)
Middlesex University London in collaboration with Metanoia Institute (UK)

Anna abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Thame, Scotsgrove, Towersey, North Weston, Long Crendon, Kingsey, Shabbington, Emmington, Tetsworth, Haddenham, Chearsley, Kingston Stert, Aston Sandford, Little Ickford, Milton Common, Tiddington, Ickford, Cuddington, Chinnor, Nether Winchendon

Nearest Train Stations

  • Haddenham and Thame Parkway (2.3 miles)
  • Princes Risborough (5.9 miles)
  • Monks Risborough (6.3 miles)
  • Little Kimble (7.2 miles)
  • Aylesbury Vale Parkway (7.9 miles)
  • Saunderton (8.1 miles)
  • Aylesbury (8.3 miles)
  • Stoke Mandeville (8.6 miles)
  • Wendover (9.8 miles)
  • Great Missenden (11.7 miles)


Wheelchair access: Yes

Updated 27 July 2017


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