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Meet Anne

Hello. Welcome to Footsteps counselling.


I am an accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist with over 20 years client experience and over 60 years life experience. As well as being a Counsellor I am a mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. I believe all of these relationships have taught me the patience and compassion I offer my clients.  

BSc (hons) Psychology, Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Distinction), Diploma in NLP, Certificate in Personal Performance Coaching, Accredited Certificate in Couples Counselling, Gamcare gambling addiction training. Accredited and Registered member of BACP, Certificate of Proficiency, Enhanced CRB.

I support clients with a wide range of problems including stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationships, bereavement. I am committed to helping you work towards a more successful way of living. I am here for you as long as you need me - 6 weeks, 6 months or 6 years.

Face to face individual & couples sessions available now in Redcar TS10. Consultation room with panoramic sea views. Monday to Friday 10am - 8pm. Saturday by request.

I offer CBT/Solution Focused counselling & Coaching. Skype/WhatsApp/telephone sessions. Online therapy has been shown to be as effective as face to face therapy. Research studies have indicated that there is no difference in effectiveness when online therapy is compared to face to face therapy in reducing symptoms. 

I can appreciate how difficult it can be to engage in counselling for the first time or with a new counsellor. I recommend that we arrange an initial session to identify and explore the issues and concerns you may be experiencing, and your hopes for how counselling may help you.


Please call me for a free telephone consultation to discuss how your problems are affecting your life & how I can support you. Or e-mail your contact details & I will call you. 

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I gained valuable experience working for Samaritans for 2 years helping callers cope with suicidal thoughts. I worked for Cruse as a volunteer Bereavement Counsellor and Supervisor for 6 years supporting clients with grief related issues.


I am a Gamcare trained Gambling Addiction Counsellor. I set up an addiction service in Leeds city centre in 2008. I have 15 years experience supporting over 1000 gamblers in Leeds, York, Middlesbrough, Sunderland & South Shields. One-to-one counselling sessions. Group sessions by request. I am dedicated to helping clients with gambling/alcohol addiction problems work towards a more successful way of living. Sessions include assessment, careplan & relapse prevention, & strategies to deal with debt, career, mental health and relationship issues. I also offer support for partners & parents of problem gamblers. In March 2020 when Covid lockdown started, I offered continuing support to clients throughout the pandemic via video calls. I have retained many of my Leeds clients & now offer face to face sessions in Redcar TS10 with video calls to the rest of the UK.


I am a recognised consultant for BUPA & Nuffield Health private healthcare. I am an associate counsellor for Compsych the worlds largest EAP. A workplace focused programme to assist in identifying & resolving employee concerns which affect performance. I had a private practice based in Leeds city centre for 10 years. I was an associate counsellor for Help Employee Assistance with clients from Leeds City Council and Royal Mail, NHS, Yorkshire Ambulance, AXA PPP Healthcare trauma consultant offering short notice on-site drop-in service after employee bereavement. I currently take referrals from the Counselling Directory, Psychology Today and BACP Its good to talk directory.


I offer CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) for insurance work through Solicitors & Insurance companies. Occupational Health, EAP's (Employee Assisted Programmes), Rehabilitation Services, Issues of situation specific anxiety, road traffic accidents, trauma. Staff counselling for anxiety, stress & depression. Personal therapy for degree/Masters/Phd students at University. Distance learning Tutor & Mentor for the Counselling Diploma.

Coaching for CEO's. MD's, senior management, professionals:

  • Understand what's going on in your life

  • Clarify how you'd like it to change

  • Help you set goals

  • Develop strategies to help you achieve them

  • Keep you focused

  • Help you deal with all the various things that life throws at you which might get in the way of achieving your goals


I have the advantage of a Managerial/Sales background which enables me to relate well to clients from a business background. 





Areas of counselling I deal with:

  • Addiction(s)

  • Anxiety

  • Assertiveness

  • Bereavement

  • Bullying

  • Dealing with dementia

  • Debt management

  • Depression

  • Gambling addiction

  • Goals/life coaching

  • Low Self-Confidence

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Mid-life crisis

  • Pregnancy and childbirth

  • Relationship Issues

  • Separation and divorce

  • Situation specific anxiety

  • Stress

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Support partners/parents of gamblers

  • TraumaWork Related Issues

  • Work/life balance


"Anne is patient, serene and an excellent listener. She has helped me enormously to reach a place of peace and increased self esteem. I would recommend Anne to anyone who needed some help and direction in their life. I will always be grateful for everything Anne has done for me. Anne's guidance has truly helped me to change my perspective and subsequently my wellbeing. Thank you so much for helping me through one of the most difficult times of my life and getting me back on track. I am forever grateful.”

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