Anna Meech trained as an integrative counsellor, gaining her Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative) in 2015. She undertook her clinical placement at Cranstoun, an addiction agency in London, supporting clients in their early recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. She continued at Cranstoun until August 2017, offering counselling to staff members. Anna is a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
Anna works integratively, drawing on person-centred theory (which recognises and values the individuality of the client and their capacity for growth and change), as well as psychodynamic theory (looking at how our early relationships and experiences inform our current patterns of thinking, feeling, behaving and relating). Anna’s approach is to create an atmosphere where her clients feel safe enough to be in touch with their feelings and to express them without fear of judgement. She believes the relationship between therapist and client is incredibly important to the therapeutic process and therefore offers a warm, sincere, honest and genuine connection with her clients. Anna believes the key to a happier life is to learn to love and accept ourselves with all our flaws and vulnerabilities.
Anna balances a role as a legal PA in the City alongside her private practice work. She also has a background in performing arts, so understands some of the pressures and expectations of pursuing a creative career, and the impact of the profession on mental health and self-worth. She has an interest in and experience with working with addiction and co-dependence. Anna is committed to her own continued personal development and growth, and is a member of a spiritual self-development group.