Ani de la PridaPerson-centred/humanistic psychotherapist
I am a person-centred/humanistic and integrative therapist, and I work holistically with the whole person. I believe that the most important and helpful elements of therapy are that the therapist has a non-judgemental attitude, is genuine and is able to listen and understand. I also believe that it is important to adapt and collaborate with each client to achieve the best opportunity for effective therapy.
I offer various ways of working to support you to discover your own inner resources. Where talking may sometimes feel too challenging, working with creative media can offer a new dimension. Creative therapy uses art, play, sand, sound or just the images inside your own head - and you don't have to be artistic to benefit. Using creative media can be a very powerful way to work as it can allow unconscious material to surface and be worked through therapeutically.
I have particular experience and interest in working with children and young people. I have engaged in specialist training, including counselling in a primary school for 5 years, and working with children with complex behaviour issues for a further 6 years.
I also have a particular interest in nutrition, diet and gut health and the impact of this on mental health and wellbeing.
If you have any questions please do give me a call.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
My fee is £50 per session for individuals and £65 for couples.
I am happy to negotiate fees depending on circumstances and can offer some low cost appointments for those in need and financial difficulty.
If you'd like to book but can't see a suitable slot, please do get in touch as I do have some appointments available that aren't visible in the on-line diary.
Training and qualifications
MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy
BA (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
Certificate in Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills
MHFA Youth Mental Health First Aider Certificate
Child Psychology/Educational Psychology Certificate