Anna Maplesden is a BACP Accredited Integrative Counsellor and Facilitator with over ten years of experience supporting adults and groups, most recently for the last five years within policing. 

Anna now runs a private practice supporting a wide range of clients compassionately with personal and professional challenges in time-limited and open-ended counselling drawing on CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, Psychodynamic, Person-Centered, ACT, and Mindfulness approaches.


Alongside, Anna continues to support emergency services personnel, workplaces, and community-based projects with wellbeing interventions.



Anna’s speciality includes change, loss, complicated grief and trauma, including bereavement as a result of suicide. Anna is committed to helping leaders and employees create a positive and open culture to support wellbeing in the workplace drawing on her previous experience as co-author and lead facilitator for multi-award-winning coaching and peer support programme for Leaders at all levels within policing.


BA Hons (1st) Counselling (Integrative); University of Greenwich

Time-Limited Trauma-Focused CBT; Dr Noreen Tehrani

Implementing Peer Support; Defusing & Demobilising for Traumatic Events (Train the Trainer), Oscar Kilo, National Police Wellbeing Service

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for the Workplace (Train the Trainer), Dr Paul Flaxman, University of London

Advanced Diploma in Counselling, Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy, National Counselling Society

Why Recovery Through Nature (RTN)?

I respect the ethos of RTN and enjoy working within a team. Being outdoors in nature brings me solace, balance and a gentler pace – a welcome antidote to the challenges and disconnect that can happen with modern living. I enjoy empowering clients to find what works for them at their pace to reduce symptomatology and improve overall mind and body wellness.