arcHave you ever asked – Why me? What’s the point? Will this ever change? or Who am I really?

Counselling offers a warm, non-judgemental context for people to explore their burning or puzzling questions. A space to navigate the upheavals and challenges of life, while continuing to function. And an opportunity to free up painful habits and unhelpful compulsions.

Counselling is not only for times of crisis. Sometimes we just need kindly company to clarify a big decision, or stay with a long, lonely process. It can be equally valuable as a way to gain perspective, understand and assimilate experiences, and open to new directions. Many people seek a counsellor to support their creativity, inner growth and self-awareness.

Through her conflict resolution training, Annie has a wealth of experience in relationship difficulties and communication breakdown.  She has spent 25 years practising meditation and contemplation; and works in an embodied way, using skills from Focusing. Overall Annie’s more interested in helping people explore big questions than seek solutions.

Key areas of interest, often drawing on personal experience:

  • loss & separation
  • heart-break
  • stuck processes
  • mid-life transition
  • releasing trauma
  • grief, melancholy & depression
  • loss of meaning
  • inner conflict & ambivalence
  • self-doubt to self-acceptance
  • examining dreams & soul work
  • unfolding spiritual potential


About Annie Rankin and contact

Annie offers counselling to both short and long-term clients, in  her consulting room (left) near Frome, in Somerset. She also sees clients in Bath and Radstock.

Annie qualified in Humanistic & Integrative Counselling at Bath College of Psychotherapy and Counselling. And she keeps up her Continuing Professional Development.

She is a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); she adheres to their ethical frameworks for safe practice and is under regular clinical supervision.

Contact for further information, or to book a counselling session.


squash4Whatever shape you find yourself in  …  you are welcome to come to counselling.