About Anoushka

I didn't think about being a psychotherapist when I was younger but I did think. A lot. And feel. A lot. And this existential need to ask why and how led me into the world of psychotherapy from an early age. I read books about the self, the mind and what happens to a person when the self and the mind feel at odds. 

The world of film and television presented many opportunities for catharsis and expression. I sought solace in stories with characters who were similar to me, and revelled in the possibilities for different endings. 

As a television researcher and presenter I looked for the layers underneath but I still struggled with how to be seen in the world. Becoming an actress was the next step and a revelation. When the lights go up, who am I?

I am a writer. Amongst other things. I find it healing. The arts dominated my working life for about twenty years and having made the transition into psychotherapy and counselling I view creativity as an essential part of the individual. I use my creativity in my work with my clients and am a better therapist because of it. 

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Membership in organisations & Associations

  • UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)

  • BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) (Registered Member MBACP)

  • UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis)

  • EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis)

  • The Berne Institute, Nottingham, UK

  • Professional Qualifications & Advanced Clinical Training

  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling – The Berne Institute, Nottingham, UK.

Professional Experience (Past & Present)

  • Private counselling practice offering psychotherapy. (BACP registered) Cricklewood, NW2. 

  • Psychotherapeutic Counsellor – NHS (National Health Service), Kentish Town, Golders Green and Oval, London (Individual).

  • Honorary Psychotherapeutic Counsellor – Mind.

  • 'Film Scripts’ Column – Regular contributor to Transactional Analyst Magazine (UKATA). 

  • Freelance Contributor – The New Psychotherapist Magazine (UKCP)

Letters

  • Post graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis - Berne Institute 

  • Foundation Certificate in Integrative Counselling - The Minster Centre

  • MA Creative  Writing - City

  • Postgratuate Diploma in Acting - ALRA

  • BA (Hons) Film - University of Kent

Continued Professional Development 

  • Family Constellations - Enid Welford

  • Redecision Training - Ian Stewart 

  • Attachment and Trauma - Janina Fisher

  • Shame - Richard Erskine 

  • Conflict Attachment - Diane Poole Heller

  • Existential Contributions - Mick Cooper

  • The Highly Sensitive Person - Elaine Aron

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Pat Ogden

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