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Ann Rapstoff - Registered Counsellor

Ann Rapstoff
Registered Counsellor

  • Sinodun Road, Didcot, OX11 8HN Show Map
  • Multiple times available +
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  • Individual £50 Couple £55
  • 36% of enquirers became verified clients
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What to Expect

Try one session, to see if you feel comfortable with Ann, and decide if therapy may help you.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests CBT for
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Social Anxiety
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.


NICE suggests counselling for Depression.

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.


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.


  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Bereavement
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Problems
  • Stress

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


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

Ann Rapstoff 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

Consulting Room Photo

Consulting Room of Didcot Registered Counsellor Ann Rapstoff

Updated 20 September 2018