Well done for having taken the first step as you have already decided to move forward from where you are
Admitting to yourself that you need help is not easy and searching for the right counsellor with whom to establish a trustful relationship can be quite challenging. With so many out there… Who can inspire you, give assurance and has the experience to connect with you? With who can you be your true self and be accepted for who you are? Counselling with the right therapist is a powerful healing experience in itself.
The essence of my work is to provide a welcome, safe and confidential Place For You in which you can express your thought and emotion without being judged. My work is to facilitate self-growth by helping you identify the core challenges and setbacks in your life, so that you can overcome them with confidence.
I am a reliable and experienced Professional Counsellor and I believe each of us deserves to live more awake, happy, and a beautiful life. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Experienced. Certified. Supportive.
Hello, I am Annalisa and welcome to my website. I am a qualified counsellor BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered and I adhere to their code of ethics and good practice. My core therapy is Person-Centred, but I also include other theories (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to adapt my work in a way that suits you and not the therapy to the client as I believe that each person is unique.
“Each person is an island unto himself, in a very real sense; and he can only build bridges to other islands if he first of all willing to be himself and permitted to be himself.”
I welcome individuals from a diverse walk of life, cultural origins, sexual orientation and religious or spiritual beliefs. I have worked with a wide range of clients with issues regarding, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Suicidal ideation, Self-harm, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Low Self-esteem, Abuse, Bereavement, Anger management, Relationship, Loss, Sexuality, and many more. Whilst I work with a variety of issues, my specialist subject is working with individuals who have experienced Trauma and individuals with alcohol and/or substance misuse. My experience in a charity organisation that offers support to people who have issues with drugs and/or alcohol, has demonstrated the complexity of this problem which touch all those involved.
I specialise in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them distress.
- Bachelor of Science BSc (Hons) Counselling
- FdSc Counselling Bath Spa
- Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
I am ongoing undertaking different CPD to best support my clients to resolve or cope with their issues.
- Compassion Focused Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Single Session Therapy
- ACEs Adverse Childhood Experiences
- Transactional Analysis
- Working with gender Variance & Autism
- Grief/Anger and Shame
- Rational emotive Behavioural Therapy
- Addressing Suicidality
- Addiction in clinical practice
- Existential perspective
- Trauma and dissociation
- Working creatively
I am also DBS certified.
How I work
Guidance and Inspiration
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. My work will involve a therapeutic conversation, in order to understand your issue and how it is impacting your life. Occasional creative exercises are included, but the work that we will set will be decided by you with my contribution. My job is to empower yourself and give you the tools and techniques to achieve a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle. After several sessions, you will become well-versed at handling issues whenever and wherever they arise. Call now to schedule a session.
Sometimes is Question of Perspective
I offer a 30 minutes introductory session to discuss your issues, concerns and expectations. This will assist in the start of the therapeutic relationship and to gain a feel of how we get on and if you would like to work with me. This is your journey and it is important that you decide the therapist that feels right for you. If you choose to continue therapy with me, the next sessions will be weekly at the time agreed. I work online via Zoom, FaceTime or other video calls if this is more convenient for you, as well as face-to-face sessions in Weston-super-Mare. I provide long term as well as short term counselling and each session last 60 minutes.
Embrace Life’s Challenges
I offer 30 minutes introductory session £20.00,
60 minutes £40.00 Paid by: Bank transfer, Cash
Please contact me to book an appointment or to discuss any curiosity or concerns about therapy
Get the Most of Life
I take great pride in the progress and wellbeing of my clients, and look forward to helping you. Get in touch to learn more.