Ann Overton, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Ann Overton

Shortlist Share
Ann Overton, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Ann Overton

Shortlist Share

About Me

I am a systemic family and couples psychotherapist. Having worked within the NHS as a family psychotherapist for 18 years, I now work independently with couples and adult individuals.
If you are struggling in your intimate relationship(s), experiencing repeat patterns of distress and disconnection, I can work with you to develop emotional stability and closeness, physical intimacy, and a sense of wellbeing in how you relate to yourself and others. My work is influenced by Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT). EFT is a collaborative, structured approach. A substantial body of research outlining the effectiveness of EFT now exists. The approach focusses on:
• creating safety for couples to track how they are stuck in negative cycles
• helping couples to explore and understand more about underlying emotions triggering these cycles
• helping the couple to transform negative interaction patterns into safe emotional connection.
This is a link to the British EFT website where you can read more about the approach: BEFT Centre - British Emotionally Focused Therapy.
I have a mixed heritage of European, Scottish and English roots, and a personal and professional appreciation of the richness that diversity brings to life. I practice as an LGBTQ+ friendly therapist.
I work online and face to face in West Yorkshire (Halifax and Huddersfield)
Qualifications :
MA Honours degree in Psychology, 1979, Edinburgh University
CQSW – Diploma in Social Studies – 1987, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Certificate in Counselling Skills, 1994, Leeds University
MSc in Systemic Family Therapy, 2005, Leeds University
Tavistock qualification in Systemic Supervision, 2009, the Tavistock Clinic, London

I work with

  • Couples
  • Individuals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
  • Family Therapist
  • Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist
  • Systemic Psychotherapist

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

UKCP College

  • College of Family Couple and Systemic Psychotherapy (CFCSP)

Working with Children

For more information about therapy for children and young people, visit our info page.
Ann Overton

Ann Overton

Bookmarks My Shortlist

All shortlisted profiles

Find a therapist near you