Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Specialises in Addiction Counselling
Anne has extensive experience working as a Psychotherapist in a number of GP surgeries (Psychological Services). She has also worked within: The NHS, MIND, Anxiety UK, and a large London University dealing with both short and longer-term issues. For several years, she worked as a Clinical Practitioner and Counsellor for numerous large London addiction charities. In addition, she has set up and managed recovery projects. She was also the Lead Support Practitioner for Families and Carers at a national charity supporting those who live with those who have an addiction.
Anne works integratively which means that she has been trained in a range of counselling techniques and different theories from which she can choose the most effective therapies and tailor these to meet your individual needs.
Anne Argent is qualified to provide counselling for a broad range of psychological conditions but specialises in addiction counselling, substance misuse, anxiety together with the family and relationship issues of those affected by addiction, including co-dependency. Anne has worked in the caring profession for over 20 years and has built up a depth of knowledge through extensive training and practical experience in this field.
“Addiction can take a serious toll on one’s physical and psychological health. Symptoms can include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, sleep disturbance, obsessive-compulsive traits, deteriorating relationships, poor work performance and escalating financial problems caused by an increasing preoccupation with the activity.”
If you need addiction help and you decide to undergo addiction counselling Anne will work with you to help you understand the causes and examine the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that contribute to it. She will help you gain the crucial understanding and insight you need to recognise what triggers your desire to pursue addiction. This will help you to develop strategies to cope with trigger situations and devise tailor-made methods of handling withdrawal symptoms during your recovery.
If you are being affected by the addiction issues of someone close to you, Anne will support you by explaining the behaviour of the individual and helping you to understand and cope with the negative impacts that this is having on your life.
Anne’s aim is to provide a warm, confidential and non-judgmental comfortable space for you to talk. She provides an environment where you can be open and feel listened to, and where you can gain greater self-awareness. If you need addiction help Anne will offer the right environment to start your recovery journey.
Regular training and keeping up-to-date with the latest research and publications are important to Anne.
- BA (Hons) PG Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (Counselling and Coaching division)