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Ann Rapstoff
Counsellor in Didcot - Registered 7 Years

Registered Counsellor Ann Rapstoff
Full address provided upon booking, Sinodun Road
OX11 8HN
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  • Individual £50 - 60 minutes
  • Couple £55 - 60 minutes
37% of enquirers became verified clients

Working Hours

  • Mondays7am - 8pm
  • Tuesdays7am - 8pm
  • Wednesdays7am - 9am
  • Thursdays7am - 3pm

Issue Covered

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress


  • Psychotherapy
  • Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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7 Years Post-Registration Experience

Hello. I am Ann Rapstoff. I'm an accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist - I help individuals and couples with their mental health. I hold private sector experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist.

What to Expect

An initial assessment session helps you to see if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what troubles you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and assess if therapy could assist you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange an introductory assessment session in Didcot.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy concentrates on how your thoughts influence your emotions and behaviour. It recognises and addresses unhelpful thoughts which perpetuate the problems you encounter. The objective of cognitive behavioural therapy is for you to have healthier thoughts and emotions.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) suggests cognitive behavioural therapy for depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), panic disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety disorder.


Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You decide what issue concerning your childhood and/or adult life you discuss. The objective of counselling is to help you to speak about a difficulty and discover a solution which is right for you.

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


Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the difficulties you confront. It explores your ideas, feelings and significant moments in your history. Psychotherapy aims to help you change or find suitable methods of managing.

Thoughts on Mental Health

The portrayal of people with mental health issues in films such as Halloween links into our childhood fears and insecurities about being attacked in the dark, or having a visit from the bogey man. The idea that anyone experiencing mental illness is unpredictable and beyond a cure, perpetuates a lack of understanding of the individual experience and the autonomy many people have over their lives. It is you, me and everyone who is vulnerable to mental ill health at some point in our life. When it is accepted in the same way as physical illness, we will make progress. There is rarely a film which includes the main character with mental health issues, as having any control over their lives and functioning on a day to day basis. One film I recommend is Silver Linings Playbook, in this movie the central characters are seen firstly as people who have hopes and dreams, their mental health issues are secondary. By showing mental illness as a part of every day life, the audience can see themselves reflected in the characters rather than seeing them as someone 'alien or other'.
Read More: Five Halloween films that stigmatise mental health problems
Grief is individual; it is not a one size fits all experience. You may be in touch with your feelings and wish to express these. For others, grief may take the form of anxiety, physical bodily symptoms, a need to be alone or with others. At the same time, you need to go to work and cope with the demands of life. Do not be critical about what you are going through; grieving is a natural response to losing someone. Be kind and gentle to yourself.
Read More: How to understand and deal with the natural stages of the bereavement process

Qualifications Timeline

Graduate Certificate
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Person Centred Practitioners
Psychology Matters (UK)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Registered since February 2011)
Tariki Trust (UK)

Ann 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

Didcot, East Hagbourne, Fulscot, Coscote, West Hagbourne, North Moreton, Blewbury, South Moreton, Aston Upthorpe, Appleford, Aston Tirrold, Long Wittenham, Little Wittenham, Milton Hill, Sutton Courtenay, Culham, Cholsey, Clifton Hampden, Shillingford, Aldworth

Nearest Train Stations

  • Didcot Parkway (1.4 miles)
  • Appleford (2.6 miles)
  • Culham (3.6 miles)
  • Cholsey (4 miles)
  • Radley (5.8 miles)
  • Goring & Streatley (7.1 miles)
  • Pangbourne (10.2 miles)
  • Oxford (10.6 miles)
  • Tilehurst (12.4 miles)
  • Theale (13.6 miles)

Wheelchair access: No

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Consulting Room of Didcot Registered Counsellor Ann Rapstoff

Updated 22 November 2017