Angela Holden BA (Hons), Dip Couns.
07470154819 / 020 8767 5016
What I Provide
Are you struggling with difficult feelings or emotional issues? Or a general nagging sense that you’re stuck. That life just has to be better than this. I work with you to explore and understand your emotional difficulties more fully, and support you to get more from life.
I offer confidential, understanding and non-judgmental counselling at my comfortable, restful practice just a few minutes from Tooting Broadway tube, within easy reach of Balham, Clapham, Earlsfield and Wandsworth.
Before training as a therapist I had a 20 year career in the creative industries, as a journalist and TV director, and feel, that as well as my clinical training, I bring longstanding experience of life out in the real world to my work with you, my client.
How I Work
I am an Integrative Therapist, which means I tailor the approaches and theories I draw on to meet your unique needs.
The first thing I do is prioritise building a trusting, solid relationship where you can talk freely about what is bothering you. It’s my job to really step into your shoes and experience from your perspective what you are going through.
As I work with you to explore your concerns, you may come to understand yourself better. You may discover how past experiences influence the way you operate in the world right now. And with more self-awareness you may find yourself having more choices, feel able to make changes you might want to make, or act in new ways that might be more helpful to you now.
I work with clients with a huge range of issues: stress, anxiety, depression, anger, feeling empty or that life has no meaning, relationship issues or work issues. I offer short term and long term counselling.
I realise contacting a counsellor can be daunting. That's why, if you get in touch, I will call you back to introduce myself and you can ask me anything you want. If you wish to, we’ll make an appointment to meet for an introductory consultation. At that session we'll discuss your concerns and what you want from therapy. You can then decide whether you want to proceed.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally qualified counsellor with experience of working with clients on a wide range of emotional issues and difficulties.
I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling from Metanoia Institute in London, widely recognised as one of the leading training organisations in the UK, with a reputation for excellence.
I have five years experience as a counsellor, and have worked as a therapist in the NHS and with a number of counselling services across London. Before training as a therapist, I had a fulfilling 20 year career in the creative industries as a journalist, magazine editor and TV director.
I am an individual member of the BACP (the profession’s largest registering body, which promotes best practice) and I abide by its ethics. I am committed to continuing professional development and am currently in my final stages of completing a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy with Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Loss of meaning in life
- Loneliness and isolation
- Negotiating mid-life
- Creativity issues, feeling stuck, anxious or blocked
- £50 per session. Sessions are 50 mins long.
I offer free introductory sessions and concessionary rates for students, including counselling and psychotherapy students.
I offer appointments throughout the day, evenings and Sat mornings, to fit around your life.
I am just a few minutes from Tooting Broadway Tube (Northern Line). Many bus routes stop very near my practice (155, 355, 219, 77, 44, 270). There is on-street parking outside.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8am - 9pm, Mon - Fri. Sat mornings.
Types of client