COUNSELLING Our highly qualified counsellors work with people experiencing a wide range of psychological and emotional challenges. A broad range of evidence-based counselling interventions are drawn upon to meet the individualised needs of each person. We are friendly, inclusive, non-judgemental and welcoming.
Anna Hopwood - Counsellor
Anna is a registered counsellor and lifelong resident of the Huon Valley, with a deep commitment to the wellbeing of all people in our local community. She enjoys working with clients of any age and is particularly skilled in supporting those who may find it difficult to seek help, and are concerned that nobody will understand the struggles they face. Anna provides therapy that can help to alleviate feelings of shame and self-criticism. She offers clients gentle support, fostering the ability to recover from and overcome obstacles, to thrive and find contentment. Anna completed a bachelor of arts with majors in psychology and philosophy in 2010, a graduate diploma in counselling in 2013, and is now in the process of completing an honours year in psychology. Her work draws on the combined knowledge of these disciplines, with a strong commitment to connected and flexible client focused therapy, underpinned by the principles of psychological science. Anna uses a range of techniques and approaches depending on client need and preference, including Rogerian counselling, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Mindfulness. She has training and particular interest in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), a trauma sensitive therapy that has many applications and particular benefit for people who experience depression that has not responded easily to other treatments. Anna is a member of the Compassionate Mind Foundation. Currently, she is the only therapist in Tasmania providing dedicated CFT. Anna is available on Mondays. Please contact Anna directly to arrange an appointment.