We all walk through life treading a path from our own experiences. The reason we are driven in certain directions is due to our own needs, a desire to fill a part of ourselves which otherwise remains uncomfortably empty.
My journey through life led me to want to understand how society impacts individuals and how one action or reaction can create the path we follow unconsciously. Social Science and Counselling resonated with me on a deep level, where the complexities of relationship are understood through awareness and compassion.
In 2000 I read "A Way of Being" by Carl Rogers (a psychologist who developed the person-centred approach theory). Carl Rogers philosophy on authenticity and how we think about ourselves, how we accept ourselves and others is key. From that time becoming a counsellor was inevitable.
I know how lucky I am to have had an incredibly supportive family around me helping to push me forward into this new journey, but it was tough! I know what it is like to be on the 'other side', what it's like to be in the counselling chair, challenging my own beliefs. And I know how scary and confronting it can be to even begin to contemplate that there are other possibilities other than my limited expectations. Some of the many reasons I am so passionate about helping others.
Working with a Professional
I work with issues that impact emotionally and psychologically, issues such as anxiety, abuse, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. Together with my professional training and life experience, I offer empathy and common sense to help you explore those issues affecting you right now and help you move toward resolution.
Research shows that success in therapy depends on the quality of the relationship and the rapport that is built up between a client and a counsellor, rather than the type of therapy. It is therefore important to work with a therapist who has been trained to a high level and understands the vital role of relationship.
Experience in a well established Practice
Integrative Counselling Practitioner
Higher Diploma HE Counselling
Advanced Certificate Counselling
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling
Certified Online Counsellor
Diploma in Professional Relaxation
Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice in Couples Therapy
Fully Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Anna Udine H.E., H.Dip. Couns Prac. M.B.A.C.P.