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  • Mood

  • Identity

  • Health related issues (physical)

  • Education

  • Eating

  • Dissociative disorders

  • Developmental disorders

  • Conduct disorders

  • Addiction

  • Family

  • Work

  • Abuse

  • Anger

  • Relationships

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  • Anxiety / stress

  • Depression

  • Trauma

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Ann Marie Cunningham

International Therapeutic Coach |Trauma Therapist | Clinical Supervisor
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12 Years Experience

Face-to-face appointments in Mayfair available from July. I have a large private practice that meets social distancing requirements and I will be happy to see you in person. Healing psychological trauma, inspiring personal growth and shining a light on the human need for connection, with kindness. Hello, I'm Ann...

12 Years Experience

Face-to-face appointments in Mayfair available from July. I have a large private practice that meets social distancing requirements and I will be happy to see you in person.

Healing psychological trauma, inspiring personal growth and shining a light on the human need for connection, with kindness.

Hello, I'm Ann Marie and it will be my privilege to work with you. COVID-19 brings individual and collective Grief, Loss & Transformation. As a leading and dynamic Integrative Therapeutic Coach, specialising in trauma, I will support you. I do not believe in a 'one size fits all'.

Whatever is holding you back from living your life on your terms with meaning, inner peace and self-compassion is worth having a conversation about.

Our collaborative alliance, coupled with my innate capacity to respond intuitively and authentically is at the heart of the transformation and success you will experience in working with me. Today you can create a different tomorrow.

YOU are not Alone, I will sit with you in a safe and impartial space and together we will find a way of working with kindness, curiosity, compassion and humour. Yes, we will laugh too! My hope for you is that you speak kindly to yourself and dare to dream. I'm here for YOU.

My knowledge of integrative psychotherapy and coaching psychology allow me to draw from a range of approaches to work creatively with you and act as a catalyst for new perspectives to emerge. All too often people come when they are at a low point, even burnt out. Maybe friends and family have stopped listening; you may feel alone, without support, even without hope. Life transitions can be planned milestones and celebrations. Sometimes they are unplanned and hit us like curveballs, changing our way of being, our identity and crushing our dreams. Such traumatic events get stuck in processing and require professional help to process and heal.

I have many years of corporate experience in the City working in training and leadership roles. Together with my team of experts, I designed, developed and delivered innovative and bespoke training initiatives, often rolling out multiple projects simultaneously within global investment banking corporations and SMEs.

However, personal loss was the catalyst for my transition from being a high-flyer in the City to a place of introspection and personal growth. Therapeutic Coaching is paramount to wellbeing and personal growth; sharing your story, your experiences, your thoughts and feelings with a professional in a confidential and non-judgemental environment enables change, facilitates healing and enriches life with greater meaning and awareness. It is my privilege to both facilitate and bear witness to the process; the sense of hope and possibility in the midst of struggle and vulnerability.

'To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.' Oscar Wilde

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the most significant, exciting and innovative developments for decades in the treatment of psychological developmental and emotional trauma related conditions. The impact of psychological trauma is traditionally known as 'soul loss'.

When a person’s psychological homeostatic mechanisms are overwhelmed, their ability to cope with a situation may be exceeded. They are then no longer able to help themselves through the fight or flight mechanism and they go into a freeze response. Many people will recover from this naturally, without professional intervention, but some people may develop ongoing symptoms which require professional intervention. What is challenging but manageable for one person may prove traumatic for another. Trauma may go unrecognised for years, sometimes only being picked up when the sufferer seeks help for something else, such as anger management, addictions, suicidal ideation, or relationship issues.

As a leading Trauma Therapist in Harley Street, I regularly treat single event trauma. This transformative work enables the overwhelming responses to the experienced trauma to be processed and become a 'normal' memory. Examples of single event trauma experiences: motor accident, mugging, rape, spiked drink, difficult childbirth, IVF, medical experiences, hearing shocking news like medical diagnosis, loss: bereavement, stillbirth, miscarriage, abortion, separation, divorce.

Clients often present because of triggers affecting their everyday life; they are often unaware of the root cause of their sabotaging behaviours, emotional numbness, relationship issues. When a person has been subjected to ongoing trauma, as in child abuse/neglect or domestic intimidation or violence, that could give rise to complex trauma. Abuse or neglect in childhood that has significantly affected normal psychological, emotional and social development may be referred to as developmental trauma. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be diagnosed after certain kinds of traumatic events when symptoms have been ongoing for longer than one month. Delayed onset PTSD is also possible.

Not all wounds are visible; symptoms may include:
• Nightmares
• Guilt
• Poor judgment
• Intrusive memories
• Poor memory
• Survivor guilt
• Flashbacks
• Startle reflex
• Hyper-vigilance
• Irritability
• Anger and rage
• Self-destructive behaviours
• Lack of feelings
• Insomnia
• Poor concentration
• Hopelessness
• Poor self-esteem
• Negative self-image
• Apathy
• Mistrust
• Isolation
• Avoidance
• Excessive blame
• Dissociation

I am highly experienced and invested in continuing professional development:

* Leading EMDR therapist in Harley Street; healing psychological, developmental and emotional trauma
* Acclaimed International Integrative Therapist; experienced in an eclectic range of transformative modalities
* Dynamic Executive Coach; bridging the gap between surviving and thriving. Executive and Personal Coaching
* Wellbeing Consultant; Trainer and Clinical Supervisor raising awareness and caring for the carers
* Conflict Dispute Resolution Mediator; facilitating change, raising awareness, inspiring personal growth
* London Ambassador for the Association of Coaching Supervisors

Training and Accreditation
Trauma Therapist: EMDR (Level 4) as recognised by NICE and WHO - EMDR Europe Accredited
Integrative Clinical Supervisor of Individuals and Groups (Training recognised by: BACP, AHPP, NCP) Professional Supervisor and London Ambassador for Association of Coaching Supervisors
Executive Coach and Life Coach - Professional Coach EMCC, AC, AoEC
Integrative Therapist: Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, CBT - Senior Accredited NCP
Master NLP Practitioner and Trainer, Conflict Dispute Resolution Accredited Mediator - CEDR


Accreditations

  • (BPS) British Psychological Society
    • Time Line Therapy
    • Psychodynamic
    • Transactional analysis
    • Gestalt Therapy
    • Solution Focused Brief SFBT
    • Interpersonal
    • EMDR
    • Cognitive Behavioural CBT
    • Coaching
    • Attachment / Relational
    • Humanistic / Person Centred
    • Compassion Focused

Available via Video and Phone only

   
"I have had an introductory session via phone and then a second therapy session via Skype with Ann Marie. She is warm and friendly, empathetic and genuinely kind and caring. She is flexible in approach and while appropriately challenging, she addresses issues in a helpfully straightforward and understandable in a way that is relevant and meaningful to the individual needs and personality of the client."
   
"An excellent therapist and great first session "
   
"Seriously - do not hesitate to book a session with Ann Marie! I don’t have the words to describe her or do her session justice. If I could give more than 5 stars I most certainly would. Ann Marie has been such a comfort in a very turbulent time. She is very professional while still unbelievably easy to talk to! The sessions don’t feel clinical and dry which makes it easier to open up and talk about whatever may be on your mind while feeling that your thoughts and concerns are being received with love and genuine care. I have benefited greatly from my time with Ann Marie and feel very lucky to have made my way to her office. I hope you find your peace of mind with her too :) "
   
"Found Anne Marie esy to talk to and understand however the connection was not great (google duo) and this hindered communication."
   
"Ann Marie is the best thing that happened to me last year. She transformed me to my better self. She helped me believe in myself and my abilites. With her intuitive style and and silent pauses she listend to me and gave me space to say everything I felt. She then guided me step by step to get over my fears. She helped me from being passive and a reluctunt speaker to a speaker at Tedex. She taught me how to be present with my children. In my work, she taught me how to respect myself in order to be respected. Finaly, "my favourite" is to keep things simple and be less guarded which made me enjoy life better and grateful to everything I am blessed with. "
   
"Further to my appraisal, my employer kindly supported my personal growth by providing me with one-to-one executive coaching sessions with Ann Marie, I found the sessions to be valuable to both my professional and personal life. Having not engaged in any therapeutic coaching ahead of this I was unsure what to expect, but the welcoming and relaxing environment that Ann Marie creates made the experience a very comfortable one. I found EMDR therapy to be particularly interesting, in how Ann Marie described it, simply executed it and mostly in how it so quickly transformed my experience of limiting beliefs which affected my confidence. I have already been able to deal with certain situations more productively since. SMART goal setting and other useful techniques have enhanced my handling of work and personal situations too. Thank you Ann Marie! "
   
"Found the session enlightening and cathartic."
   
"Very poor service waiting for someone to call me back to rebook, it was not possible to. They never called me back. Also told number 10 then switched to number 25. Also switched mode of communition. Also no where to see clear information online either. Won't use this service any more. Ann Marie Cunningham and Harley Therapy are just money grabbers. Very cold and uncaring. "
Harley Therapy commented

Hello, we’re sorry to hear that you had a bad experience on the platform. You contacted us on a Sunday when we’re closed. However, a team member who was online contacted Ann Marie the same day and she kindly replied on a Sunday evening saying that you could have a telephone session instead of an in-person appointment if it was your preference, at the time you had booked, the following day at 8am. When you called the therapist on the Monday morning, you said that you wanted a session at 8pm but the therapist replied that she was not available however, she could speak with you at the time that you had booked (8am) or the following evening when she was available. You put the phone down. When you called us, the person you spoke with tried to explain that you booked at the wrong location and the wrong time and you put the telephone down again. As mentioned in an email, we would love to help you and we have given you a 50% voucher to speak with a different therapist. Please let us know when you are ready to start therapy and we will help you book a session.We wish you all the best and please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can help you with.

   
"Where to begin? I would probably run out of superlatives trying to describe Ann Marie and the EMDR therapy. Nevertheless, the treatment I received was excellent, and I could not have hoped for any better outcome. The ability to come to terms with, and effectively process, varying-degrees of trauma throughout my life was transformative. It has proved to be the best mechanism in alleviating what was a debilitating case of anxiety and lack of self-confidence. Here’s to living and no longer being a passenger in life. I genuinely cannot thank you enough, Ann Marie."
   
"Excellent experience. Really helped with anxiety and issues I was dealing with. Relaxed informal and flexible on times. "
   
"This is the first face to face session I had with Ann Marie, and it seems to already have had a positive effect on my wellbeing."
   
"Excellent help."
   
"Very honest and excellent guiding in a time of need. Very professional and efficient from the first session! Thank you"
   
"I am so happy I found Ann Marie! After reading her impressive resume I was drawn immediately. Initially what started as a therapy session turned into executive coaching and Ann Marie does both incredibly well! Ann Marie has this wonderful ability to discuss any topic with deep understanding which makes the sessions very flexible and hence very exciting. I must say our sessions have exceeded my expectations. Ann Marie provides very valuable, practical and actionable feedback which allows you to start implementing changes in your life straight after the session. After the sessions with Ann Marie I’ve seen my work take huge steps forward to the point where I’ve made real progress not only in my own career but also helped my employees to progress with me. I feel a lot more confident and proactive which is awesome!"

    Verified Client Reviews

       
    "I have had an introductory session via phone and then a second therapy session via Skype with Ann Marie. She is warm and friendly, empathetic and genuinely kind and caring. She is flexible in approach and while appropriately challenging, she addresses issues in a helpfully straightforward and understandable in a way that is relevant and meaningful to the individual needs and personality of the client."
       
    "An excellent therapist and great first session "
       
    "Seriously - do not hesitate to book a session with Ann Marie! I don’t have the words to describe her or do her session justice. If I could give more than 5 stars I most certainly would. Ann Marie has been such a comfort in a very turbulent time. She is very professional while still unbelievably easy to talk to! The sessions don’t feel clinical and dry which makes it easier to open up and talk about whatever may be on your mind while feeling that your thoughts and concerns are being received with love and genuine care. I have benefited greatly from my time with Ann Marie and feel very lucky to have made my way to her office. I hope you find your peace of mind with her too :) "
       
    "Found Anne Marie esy to talk to and understand however the connection was not great (google duo) and this hindered communication."
       
    "Ann Marie is the best thing that happened to me last year. She transformed me to my better self. She helped me believe in myself and my abilites. With her intuitive style and and silent pauses she listend to me and gave me space to say everything I felt. She then guided me step by step to get over my fears. She helped me from being passive and a reluctunt speaker to a speaker at Tedex. She taught me how to be present with my children. In my work, she taught me how to respect myself in order to be respected. Finaly, "my favourite" is to keep things simple and be less guarded which made me enjoy life better and grateful to everything I am blessed with. "
       
    "Further to my appraisal, my employer kindly supported my personal growth by providing me with one-to-one executive coaching sessions with Ann Marie, I found the sessions to be valuable to both my professional and personal life. Having not engaged in any therapeutic coaching ahead of this I was unsure what to expect, but the welcoming and relaxing environment that Ann Marie creates made the experience a very comfortable one. I found EMDR therapy to be particularly interesting, in how Ann Marie described it, simply executed it and mostly in how it so quickly transformed my experience of limiting beliefs which affected my confidence. I have already been able to deal with certain situations more productively since. SMART goal setting and other useful techniques have enhanced my handling of work and personal situations too. Thank you Ann Marie! "
       
    "Found the session enlightening and cathartic."
       
    "Very poor service waiting for someone to call me back to rebook, it was not possible to. They never called me back. Also told number 10 then switched to number 25. Also switched mode of communition. Also no where to see clear information online either. Won't use this service any more. Ann Marie Cunningham and Harley Therapy are just money grabbers. Very cold and uncaring. "
    Harley Therapy commented

    Hello, we’re sorry to hear that you had a bad experience on the platform. You contacted us on a Sunday when we’re closed. However, a team member who was online contacted Ann Marie the same day and she kindly replied on a Sunday evening saying that you could have a telephone session instead of an in-person appointment if it was your preference, at the time you had booked, the following day at 8am. When you called the therapist on the Monday morning, you said that you wanted a session at 8pm but the therapist replied that she was not available however, she could speak with you at the time that you had booked (8am) or the following evening when she was available. You put the phone down. When you called us, the person you spoke with tried to explain that you booked at the wrong location and the wrong time and you put the telephone down again. As mentioned in an email, we would love to help you and we have given you a 50% voucher to speak with a different therapist. Please let us know when you are ready to start therapy and we will help you book a session.We wish you all the best and please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can help you with.

       
    "Where to begin? I would probably run out of superlatives trying to describe Ann Marie and the EMDR therapy. Nevertheless, the treatment I received was excellent, and I could not have hoped for any better outcome. The ability to come to terms with, and effectively process, varying-degrees of trauma throughout my life was transformative. It has proved to be the best mechanism in alleviating what was a debilitating case of anxiety and lack of self-confidence. Here’s to living and no longer being a passenger in life. I genuinely cannot thank you enough, Ann Marie."
       
    "Excellent experience. Really helped with anxiety and issues I was dealing with. Relaxed informal and flexible on times. "
       
    "This is the first face to face session I had with Ann Marie, and it seems to already have had a positive effect on my wellbeing."
       
    "Excellent help."
       
    "Very honest and excellent guiding in a time of need. Very professional and efficient from the first session! Thank you"
       
    "I am so happy I found Ann Marie! After reading her impressive resume I was drawn immediately. Initially what started as a therapy session turned into executive coaching and Ann Marie does both incredibly well! Ann Marie has this wonderful ability to discuss any topic with deep understanding which makes the sessions very flexible and hence very exciting. I must say our sessions have exceeded my expectations. Ann Marie provides very valuable, practical and actionable feedback which allows you to start implementing changes in your life straight after the session. After the sessions with Ann Marie I’ve seen my work take huge steps forward to the point where I’ve made real progress not only in my own career but also helped my employees to progress with me. I feel a lot more confident and proactive which is awesome!"
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