Anna Elston | Accredited Counsellor | Christchurch | NCPS

Anna Elston

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS22-03817

Location: Christchurch

I have significant experience in the field of addiction, having worked with both the client and their family members in three of the leading rehabilitation clinics in the UK. This has enabled me to gain specialist experience and skills in all addiction-related issues. My therapeutic approach is person-centred. I believe that each client has the ability to fulfil their potential, given the right conditions. I work very closely with the therapeutic relationship and aim to create an environment of trust, warmth and connection.

As a counsellor, my role is to facilitate the process by empowering clients to find their own answers to the challenges they currently face.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    *1st class Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Addictions Counselling - The University of Bath, graduated 2015

    Counsellor at Clouds House Residential Treatment Centre, Wiltshire (Forward Trust)
    Addictions Counsellor at SHARP, Bournemouth (Action on Addiction)
    Addictions Therapist at Providence Projects, Bournemouth
    Senior Coordinator for the Amy Winehouse Foundation Schools Resilience Programme in Dorset and Hampshire

    Other qualifications:
    *Postgraduate Certificate in Education - Music - Middlesex University, graduated 1994
    *Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Performing Arts (Music) - Middlesex University, graduated 1993
    *Memphis State University exchange student, 1991-1992
    *3 x A-levels in Music, History of Art and English Literature - Grades A-C, Dean Close School, Cheltenham, 1990
    *9 x GCSE's including Maths, English, Grades A-C, Dean Close School, Cheltenham, 1988
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Carers
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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