Ms Anita Epstein
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS20-01839
I believe, passionately, that life is for living, to be enjoyed in the here-and-now, and that, understanding and freeing yourself up from the past, will develop a deeper connection to your authentic self and deliver the courage you need the face whatever the future offers. My experience tells me that the counselling process is enlivening, empowering and transformative, fun too.. My counselling approach is interactive and equal; it’s a working partnership.
I work with individuals, couples and families, drawing from my core training as an Adlerian counsellor, the Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler with its inclusive, holistic, humanistic, existential and engagingly pragmatic approach.
I am an accredited counsellor with over 23 years counselling experience in a variety of settings. I am a member of National Counselling Society (MNCS (Accred))
I believe, passionately, that life is for living, to be enjoyed in the here-and-now, and that, understanding and freeing yourself up from the past, will develop a deeper connection to your inner self and deliver the courage you need the face whatever the future offers. My experience tells me that the counselling process is enlivening, empowering and transformative.
My counselling approach is interactive and equal; it’s a working partnership.
With individuals there can be an evaluation of your understanding of your choices to day, tickling out purpose and goals of behaviour past and present, appreciation of priorities and finding new ways to build warmer, deeper relationships with yourself, your partner, friends and lovers.
With couples, we explore values, expectations, fantasies, communication and new ways to deal with the friction and challenges you may face on a daily basis. It’s useful to understand why the old methods don’t work any more. We work on encouragement, co-operation and mutual respect for each individual in the relationship can resolve many issues.
With families, we appreciate and encourage active participation and co-operation of all members, aligning expectations and goals, developing respect, honouring all contributions and practicing respectful behaviour towards each other.
I also offer supervision for counsellors and others in the helping professions. This can be one-to-one or in small groups.
I hold a degree in counselling, a Diploma in Adlerian Counselling and a Supervision qualification. I have studied a number of other models that dovetail well with the Adlerian approach and and use creative tools in my work.
Bringing humanity, equality, respect and encouragement to the work, I see potential in the darkest of places, shining in anticipation and waiting to be liberated.
Why come for counselling?
You are almost certainly ready at this point to look more closely to change and improve some thing in your life, especially if what you are doing isn’t working anymore and you want to know why.
Changes, transitions, crises, loss, addiction, stresses can all wreak havoc on our sense of ourselves, our place and sense of connection and belonging and our relationships. It’s a hugely courageous step to look at ourselves more closely.
Counselling can help you with specific issues that may be troubling you, such as relationships, understanding yourself better, painful issues from the past. It can be as short or as long a journey as you need. It’s always in your hands.
How counselling can help
Counselling sessions provide a safe, confidential space to explore any issue you want to bring.
My counselling approach is collaborative, interactive and equal; we work together on your issues to find your sense of belonging and what makes you feel significant, access your courage to tackle what life throws at you and together, find your most effective ways to change your responses to difficulties, to give you the choices you need for development and growth.
In order for any therapy to work it helps if the client and therapist can work together. The first session explores this and your needs and is the the first step to taking your journey forward.
- Qualifications & ExperienceDiploma in Adlerian Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Certified Counsellor in Substance Misuse
Certified Counsellor in Bereavement and Loss
Certificate in Telephone Counselling
BA Degree - Psychology, University of Natal, SA
Post Graduate Teaching and Educational Counselling Dipl, Univ. of Cape Town, SA
Clinical Assessor at Counselling service
Lead Voluntary supervisor at Cruse Bereavement Care (Herts)
Counsellor in Schools in Hertfordshire
Private Counselling and Supervision practice
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: fertility
- Children / teenagers
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Driving tests
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Immune system support
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Pregnancy related issues
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Sporting performance
- Start exercising
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken