Ann Trussson Counselling

Welcome to my website. I have over 15 years experience working with a wide variety issues and people from all walks of life. I am experienced in working therapeutically with clients aged 11 and upwards. At the Market Place in Leeds I counselled young people aged from thirteen upwards. I have experience working in schools, colleges and universities. I established a bereavement project for Age Concern and have worked with families who have experienced addiction. I have completed additional training in Transactional Analysis, Compassion Focused Therapy, Working with Transgender Clients and integrating Mindfulness into my current therapeutic practice.

I divide my time between the Counselling and Mental Health Service at the University of Bradford and my private practice. In my private practice, I offer counselling, clinical supervision and group supervision.

I do this work as I want to help people through difficult times and hopefully move on to the next part of their lives.

I am a Registered Accredited Counsellor for the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means that my experience as a counsellor is recognised by the professional body for therapists and therefore, I am accredited, which is an additional qualification to recognise this experience. I am a member of the professional body which is called the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to their Ethical Framework.

I have been counselling for over fifteen years, working in different settings such as the University of Bradford Counselling Service, Leeds College of Art Student Welfare and the Market Place in Leeds.

I am Northern Irish and I have been lucky to live in Portugal and New Zealand and I have settled in Yorkshire.


  • BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist (2013)
  • BTEC Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2008)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (2006)
  • MA European Business Studies (1995)
  • BSc (Hons) Agricultural Economics and Management (1993)

Further Training

  • An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Compassion Focused Therapy (2023)
  • Working alongside Transgender, Gender Diverse and Questioning People by Gendered Intelligence (2022)
  • Diploma in Supervision 2016 (Ongoing)
  • Integrating Mindfulness into Counselling Practice
  • Mindfulness Practice (2013)
  • Transactional Analysis 101 (2009)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Part 1 & 2
  • First Aid at Work (2012, 2015)