Annie Manning MASC (CBT)


Welcome to my website and thank you for visiting. I am a qualified Counsellor and NLP Life Skills Coach offering one to one counselling and coaching. Within those disciplines I can lay claim to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychology, Spiritual Healing and Bereavement Counselling. For many years I have worked closely with stroke survivors and their families. For over seven years I have been helping families and their loved ones (often their main carers) meeting the challenge of living with Dementia on a day to day basis. My person centred approach and tailor-made one-to-one cognitive support includes; art and literature, musical and laughter therapy. I also counsel and support carers and extended family when required.

June 2020: Passed the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care and currently studying towards my Level  3 qualification. (please see drop down menu for full description)

If you feel you would like to find out a bit more about my qualifications, skills and experience please select from the options menu or telephone me on 01582 794235/07881 821996. Please visit my blog for positive daily posts and more inspirational quotes.

October 2020: Please read my interview with BSY Group

May 2022 Mrs June Fox:  Annie Manning came into our house over three years ago to help me with my husband Peter as he has got Dementia. It was a God send because she is so good with him, very patient and she really knows how to stimulate him. He enjoys her company. She gives us the support that we need. Thank you Annie also for all our laughs we have together you will always be welcome in our home’

June 2022 Mrs Teresa Bryson: ‘I have found Annie to be always cheerful and extremely good with my husband Andrew, finding out what interests he had and the music he liked and encouraging him to conduct and sing along. She is very good at finding out about his family and his interests.’

May 2021 Martin Howe: ‘I can thoroughly recommend Annie Manning. My wife has Alzheimer’s. I have been most impressed with the way Annie has been able to communicate with her and gain her confidence. It is not just her training, she clearly cares deeply for the well-being of those she is called on to help.’

April 2021 Tish Pearce: Annie was invaluable to my parents during lock down and the year of Covid restrictions. Keeping both their spirits up with safe distance doorstep counselling and support then choosing them as ‘her bubble’. Providing our family with information and liaising within the government guidelines. She is now helping to capture and write Dad’s memories for the family during her cognitive sessions and recently got him resuming his much loved artistic hobbies.’

*Please also see Tish Pearce’s further testimonial on my testimonial page

2020 -2021 Redbourn Dementia Hub -Samantha Dukelow

‘It has been wonderful to have Annie get involved with the group and affirm the community feel among the attendees. Our client group always speak so highly of Annie’s work and support and I have seen how invaluable this has been for so many people. Thank you for all of your support!’ May 2021 ‘She has been an unsung hero this past year…non-stop helping everyone’

**Please see further testimonials via drop down Testimonials option on the menu.**


I am a people person with great empathy skills and as Freud famously stated – his talking cure:

‘The purpose to change hysterical misery into ordinary human unhappiness.’

Having been active for over twenty-five years within my community and within the not for profit and education sectors I now feel experienced to help others. Alongside counselling I can offer therapeutic writing sessions  working on a one to one basis i.e. capturing memories for the family and helping with family trees. Please visit the Writing Therapy and Dementia Support and Activities drop down options from the menu.

At a recent lecture given by Kripamoya Das he said:- ‘We should always be working towards the conception of absolute. Have a mantra  – we should always be using our mind to free the mind!’

‘A Mother’s love…my Mum said… Gospels according to Dorothy’ is now available from Kindle Amazon at £3.99. **Please see new publications page


*Note as a respected  Author and Quality Consultant I always adhere to client confidentiality. All assignments are worked under signed Data Protection and Confidentiality Agreements. Please feel free to visit my consultancy website for testimonials and examples of my project work and experience.