Welcome to Counselling South West

Highly qualified and experienced counsellor

Is your relationship causing you stress and unhappiness? Are you finding it difficult to deal with bereavement? Are you trying to handle anxiety, depression or low self-esteem? I am a qualified relationship counsellor with over 20 years of experience in helping people get their lives back on track.

I offer counselling and guidance at my private practice and am also a counsellor for Relate with whom I trained and qualified. I specialise in relationship counselling, couple counselling and personal counselling.

If you are considering counselling, then there will be an area in your life which is not working as you would wish – perhaps this is the first time you have had counselling and you want to find someone you will feel comfortable with and have confidence in. I hope I can offer you these, and the initial session will be an opportunity for us to see if I can help with your situation and whether you wish to continue to build a therapeutic relationship with me.

My practice offers a pleasant, comfortable, safe and confidential environment for counselling, and is just a five minute walk from the local bus and train station. There is parking outside on the road as well as in the local vicinity.

How it Works

I would thoroughly recommend Anne’s counselling services to anyone struggling to deal with difficult circumstances or ...Read More

Working with Anne has had a very significant and positive impact on me and, consequently, on my children.  Life has not...Read More

Anne’s support throughout the time when my marriage broke up has been crucial.  I suffered depression following the m...Read More

We just wanted to email you to let you know just how beneficial your sessions were for me and my husband. We were not in...Read More


Thanks does not really convey my gratitude and appreciation for the help you have given me and my partner....Read More

Once again Anne, many thanks for your help and support. It’s been a difficult journey for me at times and without our ...Read More

My Services

Couple & Relationship Counselling

Relationships affect every part of our lives.

Individual Personal Counselling

Something is affecting the quality of my life.

Divorce & Separation Counselling

Times of intense emotion and stress.

Breavement & Loss Counselling

Grieving can be complicated.

Depression Counselling Depression & Anxiety Counselling

Can’t see any way out.

Divorce and Separation Counselling Separated Parenting

Why are they being so unreasonable?

Anxiety Counselling Low self-esteem & confidence

I am not loveable.

Assertiveness issues

I’m afraid of what they will do if I say ‘no’.

Couple Counselling Power and control

I have to give in.


They either change or end relationships.

About me

Helping people get their lives back on track is profoundly fulfilling and a profession which I feel privileged to belong to. I have gained much experience over the years I have been practising, not only from my own life experiences – happy and sad, successes and failures, but also from the learning I take from my clients and the therapeutic relationships I make with them.

I am a member of BACP and on the Relate Register of Counsellors. I studied Law at university, practised until I had children and then when they were older, gained counselling qualifications with Relate, a post graduate Certificate in Education and adult training qualifications. During my 20 year counselling career, I have also run various courses for the public and CPDs for counsellors.


Anne Roberts, Relate Practitioners Directory

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy  Register of Relate Counsellors

My Blog

Counselling anxiety, depression, obsessive negative thought patterns, suicidal thoughts. 29 October 2018

People of all ages, both women, men and, increasingly, young people are suffering from anxiety and depression, manifesting itself in obsessive, negative and suicidal thought patterns and resultant disturbing physical symptoms and behaviour.

Marriage Guidance Counselling – Tips to find the Right Counsellor 15 March 2018

A wedding is a special occasion where the souls of two individuals get united and together they start their new journey of life. While it is said that marriages are made in heaven, it is also true that not all the marriages turn out to be successful. Not all the couples feel happy or comfortable with their spouses.

Relationships: When control becomes abuse 22 October 2017

Everybody needs some control over themselves and their daily environment to enable a good level of mental and emotional health: powerlessness can lead to depression.