We don’t grow from a comfort zone, we grow from adversity. If you are on this website, know that you’ve just taken your first step in a direction towards growth. Whatever your reason is and whatever brings you here, there is an opportunity in adversity. Are you ready to take another step?
I am here to offer you support on your path to change.
I am a fully qualified, experienced and accredited integrative counsellor and hypnotherapist. I offer Skype/Zoom counselling and hypnotherapy sessions as well as face to face sessions both short and long term in Chelmsford and Blackmore, Essex, UK.
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Anxiety & Resilience
Self-esteem & Confidence
I really enjoyed seeing Anna, very kind and knowledgable! I believe I have overcome my concerns for exams and I now feel comfortable and confident. At first, I was very anxious about hypnotherapy but Anna put me at ease and proved that anything is possible. The sessions were professional as well as friendly and I believe they are productive and well planned to suit your needs.
Anna was my only outlet and I felt very welcome and listened to. Anna dealt with my original issue but also dug deeper to get to the root problem. After my sessions I felt relieved of my problems, listened to and more confident in myself. Anna helped me to create a better mindset and helped build a happier life. I feel so much more confident in myself now and will be eternally grateful for giving me the tools to be a confident, happy person.
It’s hard to summarise my experience in a few sentences, because I feel it doesn’t do it on Anna’s justice! Anna, from the start has made me feel so at ease and I genuinely have never felt judgement from Anna for what I and probably others that came to Anna feel is a ‘strange’ problem. Anna is extremely professional, but also brings warmth and ‘normality’ to the sessions and the problem you are suffering. I will be forever grateful to Anna for helping me cope with my phobia of vomiting. I came to Anna feeling vulnerable and sceptical if I would ever be able to cope with sickness and vomiting and I am leaving her sessions knowing I have all the tools to tackle this moving forward. Thank you Anna, you have truly made an unbearable experience bearable!
Anna was a very calm and rational influence. She helped my without judgement and was very professional, though at the same time very approachable and friendly. She went above and beyond, including facing my fear after our hypnotherapy session. I have changed the way I view anxiety and feel so much better since our sessions. Would definitely recommend.
Anna from the beginning of the sessions has, I feel, put 100% into helping me through a difficult time by suggesting things beyond therapy to help (self-help books, tools to use at home). I found Anna flexible, supportive and patient. I felt safe with Anna to share feelings and thoughts that I had not shared with others. Anna has helped me to rebuild my confidence and self believe and given me the skills and strength to cope with set backs. Thank you.
I contacted Anna at a time when I was suffering from anxiety which was causing me to suffer from confidence issues and low self-esteem. This was mostly linked to an incident which I had been traumatised by. Anna treated me for PTSD and after some sessions, I was able to dismiss the event as experience and focus on building myself back up. Sessions were relaxed and adapted to my needs, ensuring that I was given resources which I could use at home. I feel much more confident and would not hesitate in contacting Anna in the future for support when required.
Anna was very kind, caring and understanding. She put me at ease straight away. I felt very comfortable and confident in sharing my phobia with her. She was easy to talk to and non-judgemental. She helped me overcome my phobia and anxiety as well as helped me to achieve a better mental state and a happier everyday life. She gave me the tools I needed to help fight it in everyday life as well as overcoming old demons.
I’ve found hypnotherapy an interesting and helpful experience. It has helped me to see things differently, through a deeper understanding of my feelings and a more positive mindset. I’ve also learnt some great relaxation techniques that have made a real difference to my life. Anna took time to understand my condition and tailored our sessions accordingly. She is caring and professional and I would recommend her as an excellent therapist.
Being able to address the issue of swallowing tablets and understand that it is not just an issue that was personal to me, gave me great confidence in the hypnotherapy process. Being able to link progression with overcoming my fear to each session was excellent, a complete sense of working to breakdown the issue and continually reflecting on positive progression between sessions has allowed me to successfully overcome a lifelong barrier.
I had never done hypnotherapy before but was eager and intrigued to try it. I had 4 sessions of hypno gastric band hypnotherapy with Anna. She made me feel so calm and comfortable every session. The treatment really allowed me to be so much more aware of where I was going wrong and where my issues had stemmed from. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to be more conscious and in control of their dietary habits.
Ania has a caring and understanding personality and I felt relaxed and understood in her company. Through meditation & visualisation I was able to relax more deeply than I thought I could. Then we did parts therapy and some inner child work, which enabled me to heal some deep wounds and reverse the negativity I was feeling about a particular situation, and life itself. My initial uncertainty about hypnosis and regression was quickly overcome as I felt totally safe and in control at all times.
I would thoroughly recommend Ania’s counselling service.
I had several hypnotherapy sessions with Anna. I felt cared for and safe every time. Ania was leading our meeting with great awareness and calmness. We were working on my blockade in speaking a foreign language. Thanks to Anna I discovered the possibilities of my subconscious and worked out my fear of speaking in English. Anna’s care, her smile and spirit make sessions enjoyable and relaxing 🙂 I recommend it to anyone who wants to get to know themselves, find answers to various questions and discover what power lies in the visualisation and strength of our mind.
It’s a pretty standard joke that in times of crisis we reach for chocolate, there is a whole industry of greeting cards, fridge magnets and advertising materiel based on our addiction to it. However it isn’t so funny when the pounds are going on and you cannot resist the urge to have just one more piece. Hypnotherapy with Anna has helped me to modify my appetite for chocolate, so that now while I still eat it occasionally I no longer crave it. I found the whole experience very relaxing and empowering. I am happy to recommend it to anyone trying to gain control of their eating habits.
Anna is very passionate about supporting others in a very holistic and calming way towards their goal. I was fortunate enough to experience her guided hypnotherapy sessions using metaphors and visualisations. I have to say I have never experienced such deep relaxation trough doing breath, meditation before. I am new to hypnotherapy and I found it very powerful. It was a mixture of carefully doing assessment and finding out things I would like work on. Whether you have something specific you would like to tackle or simply looking to learn how to be more present, raising self-awareness hypnotherapy could be your answer.
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We all face times in our lives when we may feel depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, doubt ourselves or are dealing with past issues. The therapy I offer provides you with a safe space to explore your concerns, discover and understand the reasons behind them and choose a path to move forward. You are the expert on your own life and I am here to guide and support you on your path to the change you truly desire.
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