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Anna states I am an accredited Addictions Counsellor with a First Class Honours Degree from the University of Bath. I delivered a speech to HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and received a Marsh Trust Award for "Exceptional Individual in the Field of Recovery."


more about me......

I have 12 years of addiction-related experience, having worked in three of the UK's leading treatment centres: Clouds House in Wiltshire, Providence Projects Ltd, and Action on Addiction (SHARP) in Bournemouth.


As Senior Coordinator of the Amy Winehouse Foundation Resilience Programme, I taught volunteers in recovery from substance misuse to deliver their own life experiences in school assemblies and workshops. This not only helped to raise awareness among young people but also built confidence and self-esteem in the volunteers, enabling many to go on to paid employment and lead productive, meaningful lives.


If you're looking for a counsellor, I offer a one-to-one online, confidential counselling service. I understand first-hand how scary it is to reach out for help. But the good news is, you've taken the first step.


My specialism is Addictions, particularly substance misuse (including alcohol), gambling, work etc and compulsive behaviours. Also interested in families, trauma, and young people. Can work with other areas such as guilt/shame, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, and self-esteem.


Anna's private practice can be found at http://www.annaelston.com

Qualifications & Professional Courses

BSc (Hons) in Addictions Counselling - 1st Class

PGCE in Music

BA (Hons) Performing Arts

ILM Management of Volunteers

CMI Performance Management

CMI Management & Leadership

CMI Managing Recruitment and Selection

Self-harm & Suicide Prevention Awareness L3

The Ben Raemers Foundation - Counsellors Awareness Course (Suicide)

Equality & Diversity Awareness

Safeguarding of Child Abuse & Neglect

Safeguarding Adults Essential Skills

Safeguarding Children Board Safer Recruitment

Prevent Training

Counselling & Supervision Experience

Addictions Counsellor Private Practice –www.annaelston.com

Carer Support Dorset – Services Manager

Providence Projects Bournemouth – Addictions Therapist

Amy Winehouse Foundation – Senior Volunteer Coordinator

Action on Addiction (now Forward Trust) – Addictions Counsellor

Hampshire Music Service – Peripatetic Music Teacher

2 Secondary Schools – Head of Creative Arts & Music

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