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Ann Dunkley aims to establish a warm, non-judgemental space where difficult issues and problems can be explored, free from the demands and assumptions of the outside world. Ann has a psychodynamic approach, which means she helps her client work through the underlying causes at the root of problems and gain a different perspective on their life. Ann uses her capacity to sensitively tune in to difficult feelings and emotions, helping her client to feel understood and begin to trust in the developing relationship. The communication and interaction unfolding in the relationship helps to provide important insights into patterns of relating. Ann uses her knowledge of these processes, to guide clients to make helpful associations between the past and present and develop their capacity to work towards a more realistic and fulfilling way of relating to themselves and others.
Ann is a psychodynamic counsellor and is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She works within the Awareness Centre’s low cost counselling service at Clapham and has gained particular experience of working with depression, anxiety, abuse, relationships and life transitions. Ann is working towards her Masters in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, which is accredited by the BACP.
Ann has worked for 15 years in the public sector and understands the many pressures involved in working for large organisations and the impact of coping with these pressures. With a background as a Samaritan volunteer for many years, she has offered emotional support to people from all walks of life suffering from distress caused by a wide range of difficult issues.