BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch
Hello, my name is Annemieke and I've been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist in advanced training in the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch area for a number of years, helping people with a variety of issues.
It can be difficult to admit we need help to cope with our emotions.
But just as we go to our GP for help with our physical ailments, people are increasingly turning to a psychotherapist or counsellor to help them understand their emotions, cope with stress, anxiety, depression and difficult life events such as bereavement or relationship difficulties.
Some people experience traumatic events such as abuse, rape and accidents as adults or children.
Others have mental health problems including addictions.
And some people are interested in understanding more about themselves and improving their self-awareness.
Counselling and psychotherapy can help with all these issues, offering an opportunity to explore your experiences and make sense of your thoughts and feelings, with a view to opening up opportunities for change in the future, a future with increased self-awareness.
"I know a lot of people think therapy is about sitting around staring at your own navel - but it's staring at your own navel with a goal. And the goal is to one day to see the world in a better way and treat your loved ones with more kindness and have more to give." ~ Hugh Laurie
I practice using a particular type of psychotherapy called Transactional Analysis. One of the basic concepts used in Transactional Analysis is Drivers. These are ways we have learned to behave in the world in order to feel safe or OK. Can you identify with any of the following 5 drivers?
To find out more about this theory and how I work as a psychotherapist please click here. I am a registered counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My counselling and psychotherapy practice is situated in Bournemouth, in the Ensbury Park area, within easy reach of Bournemouth University and Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch town centres.
You can follow me on twitter by clicking the twitter link below. I tweet various articles relating to mental health and wellbeing.