I have had my own struggles with alcoholism, so I understand that doing anything to excess will eventually come at great personal cost. After a couple of attempts at rehabilitation and much counselling, I found recovery and decided I wanted to help others to find their way out of addiction. I now hold a first-class degree in Addictions Counselling and I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and Addiction Professionals.
Having worked at two of the UK’s leading residential treatment centres as Addictions Counsellor, I became Senior Co-ordinator of the Amy Winehouse Foundation Resilience Programme – the largest ever randomised control trial on young people and substance misuse. I trained over 100 people in recovery from substance misuse and collectively, we reached over 22,000 students.
I was presented with a Marsh Christian Trust award for “Exceptional Individual in the Field of Recovery” in 2016. I am on the Board of Trustees of Downton 4 Family, a charity borne out of the experiences of both myself and my youngest son’s ex-foster carer, Dr Helen Holgate.
Now 16 years in recovery (a day at a time), I feel fearless, connected, contented and alive. I really want to help you feel the same way.
“Working with Anna has helped me identify connections between my behaviours and my patterns of thought. The resources she has provided, and our conversations, have given me new insights and I look forward to continuing to grow with her guidance! “
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