Psychotherapy Training & Accreditation
Anita holds an honours degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy since 2008 and is a fully accredited member of IACP, abiding by their codes of ethics.
Anita has also completed various professional training courses, including the Rape Crisis Centre (RCC), One in Four, Mindfulness within therapy and a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She is committed to ongoing personal and professional development.
Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Approach
Anita works primarily as a Person-Centred/Integrative psychotherapist, initially aiming to capture a sense of what her clients’ needs are. As she considers each person and situation to be unique, Anita, draws upon various therapeutic approaches such as CBT, Solution-focused or Psychodynamic Therapy, tailoring the approach to suit each client’s specific requirements.
Anita has extensive experience within the following areas: Anxiety/Stress, Depression, Bereavement, Childhood Trauma/Bullying, Attachment & Loss, Relationship Difficulties, Self-Esteem/Self-Acceptance, Domestic Abuse/Isolation, Addiction, Eating Disorders and Workplace Distress.
Counselling Experience & Areas of Interest
Anita has over 10 years of experience working with vulnerable women and children from diverse cultural and social backgrounds, within the area of Domestic Abuse. In conjunction with her psychotherpeutic work, Anita has gained invaluable experience in understanding the essence of acceptance of self and the importance of having one’s voice heard, regardless of circumstances.
Through a supportive, safe and nurturing environment, Anita, believes that compassion, patience and empathy are crucial to enabling another find their inner resources and strengths. She firmly believes that we each possess these internal resources which enable us cope with life but can be lost or buried along the way due to life’s circumstances and difficulties. Anita highly values equality, fairness and congruence, as central qualities to helping another.