Dr Anna Colton is a chartered clinical psychologist, who works with child and adult performers, providing CBT and hypnotherapy, including RTT (rapid transformational hypnotherapy). Experienced supporting cast and crew of West End shows, working with casting directors and supporting child performers and adults. Anna worked as an actor before training as a therapist. Helps clients with performance anxiety, performance coaching, diet, nutrition, eating disorders, self harm, addictions, anxiety, depression, phobias.
She has over 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents who have a whole range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. After completing her undergraduate degree at Bristol university, she did her clinical training at University College London. Since then Anna has worked in the NHS and the private sector at The Tavistock Clinic, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Vincent Square eating disorders clinic and the Priory Roehampton. She now works exclusively in private practice.
She has trained in many psychological models – cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy and systemic therapy. Primarily she now works with CBT as it increases the range of coping strategies available to people, thus equipping them to better manage their emotions and the difficulties that they are having. However, when and where necessary and appropriate she will utilise other psychological models.
In addition to her private practice Anna works on some of the West End stage shows with both the production companies and children who are struggling with a range of issues that are affecting their performance.
Anna has extensive experience of working with psychiatrists, dieticians, family therapists, teachers and other such professionals.