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Anthea Adams MA in Integrative Therapy, MBACP Counselling in Barnes, South West London

Tel:07881548538 (Daytime) Email:antheaadams@btinternet.com


The time I spent meeting with Anthea was my first experience of counselling and it couldn't have been a more liberating experience.
I found a safe space in which to be honest and kind to myself and felt empowered to put more positive energies into my most important relationships.


''When I arrived for my first counselling session I was engulfed by sadness and mental anguish. I was hoping that Anthea would provide me a quick fool proof solution to all my problems. What I learnt over my time with Anthea was that the solutions were right there within me. I just had to trust myself. I learnt to build on my strengths and slowly but surely I have been able to rebuild myself. My journey with Anthea was one of many tears and self- doubt but I never felt judged for the way I was feeling. It was as if she took my hand and gently guided me through a maze of darkness. More than a year on I am now ready to face the world with a smile S''

About Me and My Counselling Methods

My name is Anthea Adams and I am an experienced, professionally qualified counsellor/psychotherapist. Both terms in my view can be interchangeable; counselling can often be a shorter-term work and more focused on working with immediate problems. In general psychotherapy is more likely to undertake longer-term work and be more exploratory and address more issues. For me the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is of paramount importance and can provide a rich learning experience and is the crucial element to a positive outcome, a greater sense of well-being.

I am a registered nurse and have been working in the field for over 20 years. Nursing interventions are concerned with empowering people and helping them to achieve independence, this links in with my work as a psychotherapist, which also looks at healing, growth and development whilst working in partnership.

I have also worked overseas, and gained practical experience and cultural insights from working with people from many different ethnic family backgrounds.

My approach is Integrative. My work is informed by Psychodynamic, Person- Centred, Attachment Theory and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I am able to draw on the common ground across therapies. This offers a way of working tailored to your individual needs. For me as a counsellor it is important to provide a safe, respectful and non-judgemental approach for exploring your issues. My role is to facilitate your work in ways that respect your values, personal resources and capacity for choice within your cultural context.

Professional Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (Sydney Australia)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Roehampton University)
  • MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Roehampton University)

Additional Training:
  • CBT Training
  • Attachment Theory. How we manage today, is often explained by our past.
  • Working with Dreams
Should dreams come up I have found they can offer helpful insights into some of our personal dilemmas.
  • Intensive Mindfulness Course. Having Compassion for yourself.

    I am an ACCREDITED member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

    I regard on-going training as essential and complimentary to my personal and professional development and receive regular counselling and supervision myself.

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