Meet Anna

Psychotherapist, business therapist, PTSD specialist and author, Anna Pinkerton, has nearly 25 years of experience in psychotherapy, consultancy and training.

She began her study in Play and Art therapies, and is one of the United Kingdom’s leading experts in post-trauma work, pioneering the use of images to help people recover from trauma, chronic stress, PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

She specialises in working with entrepreneurs and senior executives who have experienced a traumatic event, or are suffering from the debilitating effects of accumulated long-term stress, which can result in traumatic breakdown, a term she coined to describe the resulting damage to one’s mental health.

In line with neuroscience, Anna utilizes simple drawings to aid recovery for people in extreme distress.

This method is described in her book How to Smile Again: Recovery for those in public life but in private pain, a transformational guide for high-profile professionals who have experienced trauma, providing practical and visionary methods for a robust recovery.

Business therapist for high-performers

Anna is known for building relationships with people – assisting them to discover where their life experience has helped them, and where it has held them back. She brings a genuine mix of expertise, hope, and humor to her practice.

Anna provides a unique space for people to begin the journey of unleashing their personal power – often hidden beneath the things they “tuck away,” whether it be pain or hidden talents. She has helped high achievers to tap into greater potential and attain a sense of ease and entitlement for their hard-won success.

Anna is the founder of Kindness Incorporated, a therapy practice born from her own personal experience with trauma, and her passion for the prevention of traumatic breakdown in others.

In this work, she is reexamining and challenging the modern corporate culture that leads to physical and mental health issues, as a result of stress and lack of self-care.

Other Professional Accomplishments:

  • Clinically trained at the University of California, San Francisco, USA
  • Academic study in Leeds and London, UK Leeds Metropolitan University & King’s College London
  • Uniquely trained in EMDRII, TIR and CATTI protocols (trauma re-processing models), and incorporating these methods into a generic model of person-centered psychotherapy
  • Founder of “The Magic Science of Kindness” workshop
  • Director of CHAPTERS: A creative psychotherapy and training practice working with children, teens, families and adults in Derbyshire and the East Midlands.
  • Established three psychotherapeutic programs in London for trauma services serving diverse populations, supporting victims of gun and knife wounding, witnesses to traumatic death, domestic abuse, muggings, assault, and rape in and outside of London.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Another Way Associates Consultancy
  • Health & Care Professions Council AS06738 Art Psychotherapist
  • BACP Registered 683732
  • UK Psychological Trauma Society & ESTSS
  • Accredited Mentor for Sheffield Hallam University

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