Annamaria Antoniou (MBACP) (She/her)

About me

I am a Person Centred Counsellor for adults.

I have many years experience in the NHS.

I offer face to face sessions and also work remotely using Zoom or telephone. I offer a confidential space for you to explore any issue or anything that may feel challenging, to help you to process your experiences.

Each session would be focused on whatever you wish to bring, encouraging your autonomy and individuality, to enable you to feel truly heard. I offer an empathic, non-judgmental approach.

I believe we all have a natural striving towards reaching our potential. Growth happens in the right conditions. Talking things through with someone neutral can help you to gain a different perspective on situations and relationships. Counselling can help you gain clarity and understanding in your experiences, increase self-awareness as well as self-acceptance and feel more empowered in your life.

Qualifications

Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills (CONEL) 2018

Level 3 CPCAB Certificate Counselling Skills (CONEL) 2019

Level 5 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling (Barnet Southgate College) 2021

How to do Counselling Online (BACP and Open Learn) 2020

Exploring Difference and Diversity (Barnet Southgate College) 2021

Counselling clients who have experienced abuse (Barnet Southgate College) 2021

Counselling for loss and grief (Barnet Southgate College) 2021

Person-Centred approaches to counselling (Barnet Southgate College) 2021

Human development in relation to counselling (Barnet Southgate College) 2021

Experience

I have experience in the following areas; relationship breakups, addiction, domestic abuse, bereavement, isolation, anxiety, depression, OCD, low self-esteem, self-harm and eating disorders.

I’ve worked through my own issues with a counsellor so I can appreciate how daunting it can feel to open up to a stranger. The therapeutic relationship helped me to develop feelings of trust, as well as understanding how I see myself, and the world around me.

I can work with any issue but if I feel it is appropriate I can also refer you to a colleague who may be more experienced in a particular area.

Fees/Availability

My fee is £40 per session.

I offer concessions to those on low income or unemployed.

I also offer a reduced rate for a 30 minute introductory session, to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

I am DBS checked and insured.

My current availability is Wednesday and Thursdays daytime and evenings.

Contact me

Feel free to email me if you have any enquiries.

annamariaantonioucounselling@hotmail.com