Anna Gilmore

BACP

About me

Hello. My name is Anna and the thing I love most about counselling is the diverse mix of people that I am lucky enough to work with.

No two clients are the same and I feel privileged to be trusted with the inner thoughts and experiences of each and every one of my clients and I take that very seriously. I treat each person respectfully and admire them for the unique individual that they are.

During my time as a therapist, I have helped clients with their understanding and self-awareness of a broad range of issues and experiences. My work has included 8 years as a committee member for Women’s Aid, 2 years working for Mind, the mental health charity, 1 year working at a secondary school counselling 11-18 year old pupils and 4 years as a volunteer counsellor at Rape Crisis. I reserve 3 sessions weekly to continue this practice, as I strongly believe that everyone who needs it should have ongoing access to counselling regardless of finance.

I am a counsellor for the charity Sporting Chance, founded by former Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams MBE, which enables me to work with elite athletes from various sporting professions including football, squash and horse racing. My work includes two days a week at Woman's Trust, a London based specialist mental health charity, counselling women that have experienced domestic abuse.

I have a range of client experience in different areas including, but not limited to:

Eating disorders
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Alcohol and drug misuse
Self-harm
Incest
Physical trauma
Sports injury
Rape and physical abuse
Pre-trial therapy
Domestic violence and psychological control
Child separation
Sexuality
Depression
Self-destructive tendencies
Personality disorders
Insomnia
Divorce
Career progression
Anxiety
Suicidal ideation
Anger
Low self esteem

I am a fully qualified BACP accredited therapist. I am a member of the BACP and am governed by their ethical framework. I have a full DBS check and professional indemnity insurance. In addition to my counselling training, I have BSc (Hons) in Reflective Therapeutic Practice, qualifications in couples counselling, clinical supervision, safeguarding, sexual oppression and domestic violence training and autism awareness and eating disorders. I am currently undertaking my Masters with Kings College London in Neuroscience and I have undertaken extensive research into mood disorders.


Specialties

  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Eating disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

BACP 378253


Reviews

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Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 3 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, and adhd

Anna has been absolutely wonderful, very supportive, validates my feelings and is helping me move forward not only with my eating disorder but with relationships and family as well. Highly recommend her!

Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and anger management

Anna has been fantastic. I have been seeing her for 6 months and see has help me work past alot of my anxiety

Written on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

I was very hesitant starting therapy, I had therapy previously but wasn’t a good match with my old therapist. I was assigned to Anna when I signed up, when I speak to her it is a safe space, she really engages with what you’re saying. Speaking to Anna feels like a warm a hug on a rainy day, I would definitely recommend Anna as a therapist.

Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 3 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders

Anna has really helped me already and gives me the space and guidance to come to my own realisations. I'd recommend her every time

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I really enjoy my sessions with Anna. I feel confident in sharing my thoughts, experiences and emotions with her. Anna listens attentively and offers me guidance, while encouraging me to discover my own solutions. Anna’s knowledge and expertise has been positively matched to my needs.

Written on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, and trauma and abuse

Anna from day one has been nothing but professional and incredibly supportive. She has helped me immensely. Her knowledge and support is more than I could have hoped for starting therapy.

Written on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

It’s my second time doing therapy and this time I feel that I really found the right match for my current needs. She really listens to me and I feel that she really gets me. I couldn’t have been matched with a better therapist. Looking forward to carry on working with Anna and see what can we discover together in this journey. Thank you.

Written on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Anna has been a remarkable amount

Written on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Anna is the friendliest, caring and supporting therapist and I always feel so uplifted and hopeful after speaking with her :) x

Written on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

I haven't worked with Anna for long but from the first session she was very empathetic, caring and easy to talk to while remaining professional. She is good at mostly letting me lead the sessions but always has good insights and asks great questions that help me reflect on everything I bring to the session. The approach she employs with me is helpful and I'm very happy I found her.

Written on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, adhd, anger management, and intimacy-related issues

Anna is a warm and supportive counsellor who listens and responds and acknowledges what I'm expressing and I feel heard, valued and respected. We are only in the early stages but I appreciate how often she responds and consistently.

Work with me!