Angela Boden MBACP DipHe
As a person-centred counsellor, I offer a respectful warmth for the growth and well-being of children, young people and adults. As such I offer daytime, evening and Saturday morning appointments where you can feel valued and listened to without judgement in a confidential and safe therapy room.
My approach to counselling is based on the theory that you are the person at the centre of the therapy. To help you look at what may be troubling you I will really listen, which can bring about a deeper level of self-awareness of what may be going on for you. My approach is non-directional so it's not about me telling you what to do, rather it's about finding out together what's right for you as a unique individual.
This process can bring about personal growth, empowerment and forward movement to help ease psychological distress and develop the person that you have the potential of being.
My approach is a talking therapy, however if you choose we can explore play therapy, sand therapy or creative therapy as sometimes words alone can't express your thoughts, feelings and emotions.
I have a quiet, safe and fully equipped therapy room. There is a train station nearby as well as off-road private parking and disabled access.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling Skills at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford. Essex.
- DipHE in Counselling (Children and Young People) at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, Essex.
- Counselling practice including creative and play therapy for children and young people
- Skills for counselling for children and young people
- Theory for counselling for children and young people
- Understanding psychosocial development in children and young people
- Historical perspectives in children and young people
- Contemporary perspectives in children and young people
- Understanding psychopathology in children, young people and adults.
- I have experience in working in the ‘helping profession’ for over twelve years. Firstly as a special needs teaching assistant in a large secondary school, followed by two years in an agency setting counselling children and young people.
- I now volunteer in an agency counselling children, young people and adults.
- In addition I am also a schools counsellor in a secondary school.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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The first step is to have an initial assessment. This lasts for about and hour and a half and parents, carers or partners are welcome. The fee for this is £50.
If you then choose to go forward with counselling the fee is £45 for a one to one confidential 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Mondays and Thursdays. Some evening and Saturday morning appointments.
Types of client