Anne Messinger | Accredited Counsellor | Barnstaple | NCS

Anne Messinger

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS21-01231

Location: Barnstaple

If you have never experienced therapy before, it can be hard to understand that “just talking” can help. It is my belief and experience that the strength of the relationship between the counsellor and the client is the reason why “just talking” can make such a profound difference to how you feel. I also use a therapy dog as an option if you would like.
Taking the first step to seek therapy can feel daunting and scary. Yet, most of us have experienced a time when we have needed help or longed to be truly heard and understood. My aim is that you feel your thoughts and feeling are acknowledged and valued, without judgement.
I have worked in a variety of counselling settings including a domestic abuse charity and in a local hospice providing counselling support. I also work in two local secondary schools as a counsellor.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
    Advanced professional Diploma in Children and Young People
    Diploma in Animal Assisted Therapy
    Certificate in Online and Phone Counselling
    Certificate in Teaching Mindfulness to Teens
    Certificate in Understanding Mental Health in Children and Adolescents
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Sporting performance
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Tinnitus
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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