Ann Booker

Psychotherapy, Counselling, CBT and Schema Therapy

Mayfair, London, W1K and Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Evidence-Based Therapies combined with Empathy, Warmth, Acceptance and Compassion

Finding a stronger, calmer, happier version of you...


Face to Face in Mayfair, London, W1K and Chesham, Buckinghamshire,

also, Online

Tailored for you

As a qualified, accredited and experienced psychotherapist, I'm passionate about tailoring individual therapies based on you and your needs.


My work is founded on twenty years of training and working as Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, all of which contribute to the development of a uniquely integrated and individualized approach to psychotherapy. In the last year I have expanded into Schema Mode Therapy which you can read about below - it works at a deep level to help those with long-standing, ingrained and problematic characteristics

Over the years, many people have been through therapy with me and fed back that they are profoundly and positively changed, and are aware this has occurred through their own insights and efforts.

Working with individuals and couples, I have helped numerous people with depression, anxiety and other mental health problems.


At the moment many of us are experiencing problems and issues we have not encountered before. We have new reasons to be frightened, confused and worried. Let's face it, Coronavirus affects us all in one way or another. Many of us are feeling anxious and/or depressed as a result...


At times, our lives do not go to plan and may seem to spiral out of control, or simply make us feel down...


I also work with people who feel unhappy or lack fulfillment, but who may not know why, as well as those who simply wish to understand themselves better, develop their creativity, or find meaning, purpose or direction.

What happens in the sessions?

In your therapy sessions, whether by phone, video or face-to-face, I aim to provide an environment in which you will feel safe and secure enough to express what is going on in your life, and your mind and body. There is no rush, you can take your time.


We will build a picture or pattern of what is going on now, and how it is being maintained. If it feels right for you, we can then take a look back into what has occurred in the past, to gain insight into how your present situation may have developed. This will help me formulate a plan of how we will work together over the coming weeks and months.


Many people have been through therapy with me and found they are profoundly and positively changed, and they are aware that this has occurred through their insights and efforts.

Schema Therapy

  • Do you feel you’ve always been this way and can’t change,
  • or that people always seem to be a certain way with you;
  • you feel people won’t listen to you or don’t take you seriously,
  • you struggle in social situations, don’t feel good enough or feel you are doomed to fail, or feel you must keep working really really hard just to be good enough?


Click here to read more.

Supervision Services

I am passionate about the positive and essential role supervision and peer-to-peer collaboration can play in the therapeutic process, as well as the therapists’ professional and personal development.


If you are a therapist or trainee looking for a potential supervisor, let's discuss how we might work together.


I supervise Trainee and Qualified Counsellors and CBT therapists, having six years experience of supervising, both in the NHS and in Private practice.

What kind of problem?

I have a special interest and experience in working with adults on the Autism Spectrum and their family members.


Listed here are some of the problems I have extensive experience of working with, including but not limited to:

Panic

OCD

PTSD

Social Anxiety

Depression

Low Self-Esteem

Bereavement and loss...

Childhood Trauma

Living with Autism Spectrum Conditions

Personality Disorders such as Emotionally Unstable Personality.

Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME or Fibromyalgia...

Confidentiality and Professional Requirements

Confidentiality

All of my therapeutic work is confidential. This means that everything disclosed to me is not disclosed elsewhere. The only exception to this would be if I am made aware of a significant risk of harm to you or another person(s), or a child protection issue. If such a situation arises I will make every effort to work with you on the matter.

Professional Memberships

Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) from 2005.

As such I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the professional conduct procedure therein.


Accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) from 2014.

Supervision

As required by the BACP and BABCP Ethical Frameworks, I meet regularly with my supervisor who is a highly experienced BABCP and BACP Accredited NHS clinician. They are qualified to supervise CBT Therapists Counsellors, Psychotherapists. These meetings ensure that I am working within ethical boundaries. I may occasionally discuss aspects of the work I am doing with you with my supervisor - but your name will never be disclosed nor any other identifying information.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment.

You can also call me on 07860200083 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. 


I work from an office located in Chesham, Buckinghamshire and also see clients from Amersham, Hemel Hempstead, Aylesbury, Berkhamsted and surrounding areas. I also run a one-day clinic in Mayfair, Central London on a weekly basis.

Contact me to find out more about how online therapy works.


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