Anoushka Beazley, Certified Transactional Analyst, BA (Hons), MA, Pg Dip, MBACP
Happiness has been suggested by ancient philosophers as a habit we must practice rather than something that happens to us. There are times in our life when we struggle with the idea of happiness.
Certain experiences and events can make it more difficult to cope and find a way through.
Anoushka is an experienced transactional analysis counsellor. She provides a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space. She sees the therapeutic relationship being an anchor during times when life can feel overwhelming. She sees people as unique beings with their own story. She works intuitively and with compassion believing everyone has the right to feel understood.
Anoushka’s personal approach is integrated from transactional analysis; the social and behavioural study of human interaction. Attachment theory; the first patterns of relating formed via parents and family experiences, and existentialism; the philosophy of how we manage ‘being’ in the world. She asks who we are in the world, what we want in our lives and how we make our choices.
As a practice counsellor in GP surgeries within the NHS and honorary counsellor at MIND, Anoushka has worked with clients experiencing a range of conditions including depression, anxiety, miscarriage and fertility problems, trauma, abuse, domestic violence, suicidal and intrusive thoughts, self-harm, co-dependency, relationship and social difficulties, childhood neglect and abandonment. Anoushka is also one of the inhouse counselling team at the charity Rahab.
Many of her clients work internationally and in high profile occupations and Anoushka is sensitive to these pressures. Before entering psychotherapy, Anoushka worked in the arts for ten years as a television researcher and then in theatre as a trained actress. She writes both fiction and non-fiction, for various mental health platforms such as Therapy Today, New Psychotherapist and is a regular columnist for Transactional Analyst
Recent publications include:
Normativity, Marginality, and Deviance in a Psychiatric Placement: A Parallel Process. Read article >
Anoushka is an active member of various professional bodies; BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), UKATA ) United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis), EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis, IGA (Institute of Group Analysis).