Anthea Hollingworth BWY, MSc Psy (Accred.) BWY Teacher, Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Anthea is an experienced British Wheel of Yoga Teacher of 10 years. Previously Anthea worked in the legal profession until moving into the Health Industry. Having completed an MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling at Birkbeck, University of London, Anthea also works as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist within the NHS.

YOGA: Anthea trained with the International Sivananda school of Yoga Vedanta becoming a Yoga Siromani, Teacher of Yoga in 2003, as developed by Swami Vishnu Devananda and qualified as a British Wheel of Yoga Teacher as governed by the British Sports Council in 2005.
Having completed her MSc at Birkbeck College, University of London, Anthea is now practicing as a full time yoga teacher and psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist in the public and private sector and runs her own private counselling practice:

What is Hatha Yoga? Hatha yoga means the union of the two energy forces, pranic (breath) and mental (mind) energy. Hatha Yoga works on balancing the two bringing them into equilibrium channelling them through the sushumna (vessel of the spine) awakening the Kundalini (drives, energy source). Once Kundalini is awakened it travels through the charkas (energy centres) and terminates in the ajna charka (psychic centre between the brow) and is awakened. To achieve this safely the body and mind must be balanced and cleansed through practice based on The Five Points of Yoga. Proper exercise (Asana), proper breathing (Pranayama), proper relaxation (Savasana), proper diet and positive thinking (Vedanta and Dhyana). Anthea includes music and essential oils during practice to create a vibration of peace and harmony to balance the mind, body and spirit.

What is Psychodynamic Counselling? Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy is a talking therapeutic approach which supports the client to bring to the surface their true feelings, so that they can experience and understand them. Psychodynamic counselling takes the approach that our past effects our present. Those who forget history tend to repeat it. Everyone has an unconscious mind and feelings are often held in the unconscious mind. As a result we build defence mechanisms to protect us from these feelings. Sometimes these defences go wrong and cause more harm than good. At which point help and support is needed through the therapeutic process to overcome a sense of feeling emotionally stuck. Once you are aware of what is really going on in your mind such feelings are not so painful and can be worked through to be more mindfully aware and live a healthy and more fulfilling life.
Anthea is experienced in helping clients who have difficulties with: relationship problems, bereavement, depression, redundancy, work related issues, stress and anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD and Trauma.

To contact Anthea please call:
M: 0788 5731 910.
T: 0208 780 0762.