Anna Yardley | Accredited Counsellor | Chelmsford | NCPS

Anna Yardley

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-04786

Location: Chelmsford

I am a fully qualified, experienced and accredited integrative counsellor and hypnotherapist. I offer Skype/Zoom counselling and hypnotherapy sessions as well as face to face sessions both short and long term in Chelmsford and Blackmore, Essex, UK.

I draw upon a range of counselling modalities and approaches, such as REBT, person-centred, existential and psychodynamic.

Every session is tailored to your needs as there is no one solution that fits all.
I work with anxiety, phobias, GAD, OCD, panic attacks, low self-esteem, confidence, depression, loss of direction in life, relationship issues, stress, bereavement and loss, coping with illness and chronic conditions including fibromyalgia, CFS, IBS.

As a counsellor, I will be non-judgemental and will accept you unconditionally. I won’t tell you what to do; instead, I will support and empower you to find your own strength, resilience, sense and direction in life. I believe that is the core of permanent change and that you’ve got all the skills you need to live a happy, fulfilled life. You just need to uncover them and I am here to support you in this process. My role is to provide a confidential and safe space for you to discover your True Self, not to offer you a ‘cure’. During this process, you will learn a lot about yourself and you will gain coping strategies to deal with adversities in your life. That itself will make you a stronger, more resilient person. From there you can move forward and live a happy, fulfilled and balanced life.

I’ve gained my experience in various organisations in the UK as well as in Poland. I was providing psychological support to the clients diagnosed with MS and their families for many years.
I practice at Farleigh Hospice offering bereavement counselling support and at SECE Mind working with anxiety-related disorders, depression and trauma. Since 2017 I continue to support clients within my private practice where I provide counselling and hypnotherapy services.

"Anna from the beginning of the sessions has, I feel, put 100% into helping me through a difficult time by suggesting things beyond therapy to help (self-help books, tools to use at home). I found Anna flexible, supportive and patient. I felt safe with Anna to share feelings and thoughts that I had not shared with others. Anna has helped me to rebuild my confidence and self-belief and given me the skills and strength to cope with setbacks. Thank you." Catherine

"Anna was very kind, caring and understanding. She put me at ease straight away. I felt very comfortable and confident in sharing my phobia with her. She was easy to talk to and non-judgemental. She helped me overcome my phobia and anxiety as well as helped me to achieve a better mental state and a happier everyday life. She gave me the tools I needed to help fight it in everyday life as well as overcoming old demons." Liana

"I contacted Anna at a time when I was suffering from anxiety which was causing me to suffer from confidence issues and low self-esteem. This was mostly linked to an incident which I had been traumatised by. Anna treated me for PTSD and after some sessions, I was able to dismiss the event as experience and focus on building myself back up. Sessions were relaxed and adapted to my needs, ensuring that I was given resources which I could use at home. I feel much more confident and would not hesitate in contacting Anna in the future for support when required." Stephanie

"Being able to address the issue of swallowing tablets and understand that it is not just an issue that was personal to me, gave me great confidence in the hypnotherapy process. Being able to link progression with overcoming my fear to each session was excellent, a complete sense of working to breakdown the issue and continually reflecting on positive progression between sessions has allowed me to successfully overcome a lifelong barrier." Aaron

"I've found hypnotherapy an interesting and helpful experience. It has helped me to see things differently, through a deeper understanding of my feelings and a more positive mindset. I've also learnt some great relaxation techniques that have made a real difference in my life. Anna took time to understand my condition and tailored our sessions accordingly. She is caring and professional and I would recommend her as an excellent therapist." Ben

"Anna has a caring and understanding personality and I felt relaxed and understood in her company. Through meditation & visualisation, I was able to relax more deeply than I thought I could. Then we did parts therapy and some inner child work, which enabled me to heal some deep wounds and reverse the negativity I was feeling about a particular situation, and life itself. My initial uncertainty about hypnosis and regression was quickly overcome as I felt totally safe and in control at all times. I would thoroughly recommend Anna’s counselling service." Louise

  • Qualifications & Experience
    I gained my previous qualifications:
    Psychology (MSc), University of Psychology and Social Sciences, Warsaw.
    Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Chrysalis, UK.
    Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills, Chrysalis, UK.
    The basics of counselling and crisis intervention, Health Institute of Polish Psychological Society, Warsaw.

    I am a member of professional associations:
    The National Counselling Society
    The National Hypnotherapy Society

    Additional Training:
    Series of training organised by SECE Mind (Suicide awareness, Trauma, working with Gender issues, elements of Solution-Focused Therapy)
    Primary Certificate in Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, Centre for Stress Management.
    Treating OCD, College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies. (CPD)
    How to Control Chronic Anxiety, Human Givens College. (CPD)
    Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorder, MindBody Breakthrough. (CPD)
    Trauma, the Brain and Recovery, MindBody Breakthrough. (CPD)
    Working with the Inner Child, A Path to Wellbeing. (CPD)
    Bereavement Counselling Training, Farleigh Hospice, Chelmsford. (CPD)
    Regression and Inner Child, Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy. (CPD)
    Parts Therapy (Ego State Therapy), Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy. (CPD)
    Treating Intrusive Thoughts and Inner Critical Voice, MindBody Breakthrough. (CPD)
    The basics of counselling and crisis intervention, Health Institute of Polish Psychological Society, Warsaw.
    Prevention and therapy of behavioural addictions, Etoh Foundation, Warsaw.
    A series of training in the Suddenly Alone Foundation regarding the therapeutic process for clients in bereavement.
  • What I can help with
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Depression
    • Driving tests
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Start exercising
    • Stress
    • Trauma
  • Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Polish
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