Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fully qualified, BACP registered integrative counsellor in Cornwall, offering Face to Face or on-line sessions. Helping you to achieve your goals and move forward.

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Anna Clifton Counselling – Cornwall

Welcome, I offer an open-minded, safe, and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and difficulties. Helping to find more effective coping methods, supporting you to change those that are no longer helpful. Fully qualified, BACP-registered Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy in Cornwall.

As an integrative counsellor, I adapt different therapeutic approaches, Psychodynamic, Person-Centred & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy working relationally with people as unique individuals. Experienced in working with, low mood, depression, anxiety, trauma, & bereavement.

Questions Clients Ask
How do I know when it is time to get support?

Sometimes things can feel overwhelming and it can be difficult to manage or cope with these feelings. You might need support at this point in your life, I understand taking that first step and asking for help is difficult, we can chat things over to help you decide what you would like to do. There are other options if you decide counselling isn’t what you want, you don’t need to face things alone.

What type of therapy is offered?

I use an integrative approach which means I will draw from a range of therapies to work with you as an individual. I have person-centred values at the heart of my work. Some psychodynamic work can be useful to explore deep-rooted feelings that might be impacting on you in your present life. Some CBT can help you to make changes to unhelpful thought patterns or behaviours. I use Gestalt therapy, Existential, Creative & Somatic therapy.

How long does therapy last?

Therapy can be short term or long term, depending on what the issues are. Sometimes new coping stratergies are developed in a few sessions to manage anxiety or low mood, occaisionaly more sessions are needed because there might be something else causing the presenting issues. It might be that a couple of sessions to be heard and talk through a difficult situation is enough. Longer term therapy can be needed for trauma and other complex issues. We are all different and your therapy will work to your time scale. People can go into therapy at different times in their lives as things come up, a bit like visiting the chiropractor but for mental health.

How do I know who is the right therapist for me?

I believe good therapy is about the therapeutic relationship, it is a unique relationship that we don’t have in other areas of our life. A space where you can be yourself, speak your thoughts without fear. Feel that your therapist is fully present, and genuine, bringing themselves to the relationship. It’s important that you feel able to raise any concerns you have about your therapy with your therapist, and feel comfortable with changing therapists if the relationship is not working for you.

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Please contact me to book an initial free twenty-minute consultation” I aim to respond to texts, emails and messages within two days.