We are asked this question nearly every day ... but do you ever really answer it truthfully?
It may be difficult to speak to friends, family members or colleagues about your difficulties. The more you pretend to be ’fine’ or conceal your true thoughts and feelings (from others and yourself), the more disconnected you can become from what you truly think, feel and want. Without this awareness you will struggle to create the life that you really want for yourself.
- Helping You To Make Positive Life Changes -
In my role as your counsellor I will support you to explore your thoughts and emotions, to uncover what is ’really’ meaningful to you. Together we will explore what positive changes you want to make in your life. I do not have imposed solutions to your problems, but I will work closely with you to help you reach the place that you want to reach.
- Working with Me - What Can You Expect .. ? -
There are many creative, challenging, and illuminating tools and resources which can be used in sessions and between sessions too. In session you may find yourself creating life maps, writing lists, working with affirmations, drawing or using paper resources - of course we will sit and talk too. Between sessions you may be provided with reading material, behavioural experiments, letter writing exercises, mood and thought records or methods for practicing mindfulness or meditation.
I will draw on various ways of working to help you to achieve your counselling goals: cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, positive psychology, creative methods (no need to be creative!), person centred counselling, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or coaching.
- Thinking of Booking A Session ? -
I believe that the most important factor in successful therapy is the relationship between client and therapist, so the very best way to decide if you want to take it further is to meet me and take it from there. If you’re ready to invest some time away from your everyday life to improve things for yourself, I’d love to hear from you. Are you ready? You can contact me by email, phone or text. Whatever feels most comfortable for you.
I offer a 30 minute initial face to face consultation which is charged at £20. At our initial consultation I’ll do my best to help you feel relaxed, I’ll make us both a tea or coffee and you can tell me a bit about what’s going on for you, I’ll also chat to you about the way that I work and what you can expect from me. There is no obligation to book further sessions.
I am currently offering sessions from a very relaxed and inviting space in Chorlton-Cum-Hardy. Some therapy solutions are available by Skype.
My training, work experience and any achievement
Qualifications And Education :
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate: Course approved by the British Psychological Society. (Pending)
Level 5 University Diploma in Creative Expressive Therapies / Art Therapy Specialism
Level 4 Diploma Theory and Practice of Counselling: Practitioner level course.
Level 1 & 2 Course in Emotional Freedom Technique: To the syllabus set by AAMET
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
Life Coaching Certificate
Further Short Courses And Training :
Solution Focused Therapy
Emotional Freedom Technique Professional Practice
Women Creativity and Spirituality
The Work that Reconnects
Professional Memberships :
Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Member of the BACP Spirituality Division
Member of The Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques (AAMET)
I hold public indemnity insurance to practice as a reiki practitioner, counsellor, coach and emotional freedom technique therapist.
I am a member of the ’Heros Clinic’. I offer a substantial discount to ex service men and women.
When I turned up for my first session with Angela, I was in a very bad place with the accumulation of pain and unresolved issues from my dysfunctional family background really coming back to haunt me and putting me in a great of pain. I was ’lost’.
The warmth and kindness, and the connection and trust that developed in the sessions I had with her over a period of months was more than I had hoped for and has helped me to heal a great deal. Angela has this great capacity (gift) to listen and to feedback what she has understood you are sharing/feeling in a way that makes you know that you are heard and that she cares. I was able to go to places and share pain feelings in a way that I have never been able to with anyone else in my life and coming from the dark place I was in I cannot thank her enough for this, I will never forget it.
Angela used a range of innovative approaches along the way and these were effective and helped to keep us moving on the journey; there was fun and humour along the way (especially when dealing with my inner child!)
I have been through counselling in the past but without hesitation Angela is the best counsellor I have encountered - miss her already!
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