If you feel I may be able to help. 


Please contact via email, telephone, text or the contact form below, whichever you feel most comfortable using. I will aim to reply to you as soon as possible Monday to Friday. Enquiries received over the weekend will be answered as soon as possible the following week. Please be assured all messages left, in all formats will be confidential.


If you decide to telephone and I am unable to answer your call, please leave your contact details and an appropriate time for me to call you back.


After your initial contact I will invite you to complete my assessment forms, and a first appointment time will be agreed. The assessment and the first session allows us both the opportunity to assess if we are happy working together, and to make sure my approach is best suited to you at this time.


ALL assessments are conducted by the completion of a written assessment form via an encrypted email server, prior to our first online meeting. I will explain this further during our initial contact.


I can also be found on the Psychology todayCounselling Directory UKBACP Register, and BACP’s Counselling and Psychotherapy directory


Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes, on a weekly basis, at the same time each week.

Session Fee: Individual £45


Supervision Fee:  £45 per Hour


Please contact me if you feel I may be able to help, and we can discuss your options further. website GDPR statement

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1996 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 Anne Edwards is the ICO registered data controller under the trading name Anne Edwards Counselling. Information Commissioners Office (ICO) Registration Number: ZA208470


By continuing to use my website,, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy and agreeing to my use of cookies described below.


Information Collected


Use of Cookies

Your Internet browser has the in-built facility for storing small files known as cookies, these are files that hold information which allows websites to distinguish you from others. You can choose your use of cookies via the settings on your device preferences; however some cookies are essential for the site to work properly, and removal may impair functionality.


Analytical data

My website host does not collect behaviour patterns of website visitors. This does not identify individuals.


I use Google Analytics (GA) as a third party company to collect behaviour patterns of website visitors. This data is used to analyse the number of people visiting the site, how they find it, and how they navigate through the website. It also records your IP address which can personally identify you, however Google do not allow access to this. This information gathered does not identify individuals. Google’s use and ability to share information collected via Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.


Website contact form

No information from the contact form is stored by the website.

The information given is transferred via email, which is protected by SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), which ensures all data transferred remains private and integral.


I use the personal data of your email address for correspondence with you regarding your

enquiry about the services of counselling with Anne Edwards Counselling. I only retain the information for the period we are in correspondence and then it is deleted as confidential waste.

I do not use the information you supply via the online contact form for marketing purposes, or

share with third parties unless I am required to by law.


My emails are protected by SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), which ensures all data transferred remains private and integral.
Information for counselling at Anne Edwards Counselling.


This statement details how I collect, store and process your personal data should you become a counselling client.


Information Collected

I will collect your full name, address, contact number, email address, date of birth, GP or surgery contact details, brief medical history and prescribed medication. This will be held on a paper Client Contact Form. I will use these details to engage in my work with you, including contacting you about appointments.

Session notes are kept, all identifiable information is omitted to protect your anonymity and confidentiality, these are stored securely and separate from your personal information. I will record the number of sessions offered and attended, as a way of monitoring our work together.

Emails and texts will be deleted after receipt, unless they are required as part of your notes. Any personal information will be transferred to paper and stored securely, before being permanently removed from the device(s).


Secure Storage

I make every effort to keep all information confidential, your personal data will be stored separately from any written notes. All information will be securely stored in this manner for seven years, after which all information held will be destroyed as confidential waste.


Sharing Information & Legal Exceptions

The information disclosed during the course of counselling is confidential. However there are legitimate or legal exceptions where sharing your information may be necessary.

if you reveal a threat of harm, to yourself or to others.

if a court order is received and a legal obligation arises.

In all cases, where possible, sharing your information or breaches in confidentiality in this manner will be discussed with you prior to any third part involvement.


Your Rights

Access: You have the right to ask for a copy of your personal information, free of charge, in an electronic or paper format. You also have the right to ask me to amend or change any incorrect information about you. All requests will be completed within 4 weeks of your written request.

Erasure: You have the right to ask me to erase any information that I hold about you. This includes your personal information that is no longer relevant to the original purposes, or if you wish to withdraw consent, unless it is information that I have a legal obligation to retain.



If you wish to complain about how I hold your data in any way then in the first instance please contact me, Anne Edwards, as data controller at

If you have any further concerns, which are not addressed, then you should contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at or telephone 0303 123 1113



Counselling cannot provide an emergency service for clients

 If you are currently experiencing an emergency or major crisis and contemplating serious self-harm, it is essential for you to seek immediate help.

You may wish to contact your GP 
Your nearest A&E service. 
Samaritans are FREE to phone 116 123 (this number doesn’t appear on phone bills) 

Samaritans are also available via email (response time 24 hours – Non emergencies only)