Sexual Abuse

Self Confidence

Coercive Control



Post Lockdown Fatigue

Everyday Life


If you are struggling with any of these issues I can help you and provide either remote or Face to Face Sessions

Why choose Gestalt Counselling?

Gestalt counselling focuses on raising your awareness in order to gain a better understanding of how your emotional and physical needs are connected. It allows you to be aware of your internal self which is the key to understanding why you react and behave in certain ways.

A Gestalt counsellor looks at the whole person, not just the words. Together we seek to understand bodily senses, feelings, thoughts and behaviours. The aim is to free the client from blocks that inhibit how they walk in the world.

History of Gestalt

Gestalt therapy is a psychotherapy practice that originated in Germany in the 1930s. Devised by psychoanalysts Fritz Perls and his wife Laura. Accordingly Gestalt incorporates notions from many disciplines. These include body psychotherapy, humanistic and existential philosophies, Gestalt psychology and Eastern spiritual practices.

Gestalt therapy fosters personal growth through the development of self-awareness and self-support, enabling creative contact with people and with the environment we live in. Counsellor and client work together at forming a trusting relationship, which is central to the healing process.

Gestalt encourages the exploration of the client’s embodied responses, perceptions, feelings and actions. Within a safe environment, Gestalt helps the client experiment with finding more satisfying ways of being, behaving and belonging. 

At times most people experience obstacles that restrict them from living well and functioning fully. Gestalt seeks to dissolve these blocks enabling the client’s energetic, authentic self to emerge as they move freely through life. 

How I Work

Anna Conway-Cowin Counselling

I believe in emotional wellbeing and that it is a natural response to feel what you are feeling if something has happened or is happening in your life. As a Gestalt counsellor I am a fellow traveller and will walk with you on your journey. You are not alone in the counselling process, I am always right beside you. I provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk and be listened to.

I work with all age groups, backgrounds, ethnicity and clients with a corporate background.


I am a trained Gestalt counsellor, a registered member of BACP and NCS. I follow the ethical guidelines set out by the BACP: BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

I am qualified by The Gestalt Centre and The Albany Centre.

I have a broad range of experience for example Watford Women’s Centre and Mosaic Counselling Service.

My time in corporate life has enabled me to directly experience work stresses allowing me to empathise with those clients that find it difficult to cope at work.

Booking a Session

We can meet online via Zoom, Teams, Skype and any other online model and I will set up the links so you don’t have to worry about anything.

Or we can meet face to face in a Covid safe environment in Southend-on-Sea.

Availability: 8am-8pm – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Cancellation must be made 24 hours before your session otherwise the full fee will be payable. Fees can be paid by bank transfer or cash.


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