Anna Elston

About me and my practice

My person-centred style of addictions counselling is based on motivational interviewing and cognitive therapy techniques.
Rather than advise, I facilitate the client’s process in finding their own answers to their challenges in a non-judgemental, safe setting.

I am an accredited Addictions Counsellor with a First Class Honours Degree from the University of Bath. I have delivered a speech to HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and received a Marsh Trust Award for "Exceptional Individual in the Field of Recovery." I have 12 years of addiction-related experience, having worked in three of the UK's leading treatment centres:

  • Clouds House in Wiltshire
  • Providence Projects Ltd
  • Action on Addiction (SHARP) in Bournemouth.

As Senior Coordinator of the Amy Winehouse Foundation Resilience Programme, I taught volunteers in recovery from substance misuse to deliver their own life experiences in school assemblies and workshops. This not only helped to raise awareness with young people, but also built confidence and self-esteem in the volunteers, enabling many to go on to paid employment and lead productive, meaningful lives. 

I have recently celebrated 15 continuous years of my own sobriety.

Outline of offer

I offer a one-to-one online, confidential counselling service. I understand first-hand how scary it is to reach out for help but the good news is, you've taken the first step. Email or phone me to arrange a free initial online consultation.

I am currently offering all counselling sessions online via zoom.


  • 1st Class Honours Degree in Addictions Counselling from The University of Bath
  • Studied at the renowned Centre for Addictions Treatment Studies
  • Counsellor Placement of 1 year at Clouds House Residential rehabilitation centre in Wiltshire
  • I hold up-to-date Public Liability Insurance

Contact details

Tel: 07759 131434

Email: [email protected]