Angela Montgomery (Dip.Couns, Registered Member MBACP)
28 Forth Street
1 Pentland Terrace
Life can sometimes be difficult and it can be helpful to talk things through with someone other than a family member or friend. I offer a confidential, safe and empathic space for you to work through your concerns and the feelings that come with them.
Counselling can help you to explore, acknowledge and come to terms with experiences and feelings from the past, working through the options available to you and the choices you may want to make for the future.
I can help you find new ways of understanding yourself and the people you have relationships with.
I offer relationship counselling whether you are a couple, single, separated, have difficulties in keeping a relationship and no matter of your gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity.
I will do my best to offer you a prompt and suitable appointment so that we can plan an initial meeting to explore your concerns and decide the best way to work together.
I have had specialist Relationship and Couple Counselling training with Relationships Scotland and I am a fully trained Collaborative Practice Family Consultant working with Family Lawyers and Financial Advisors in Scotland.
I am a registered member of the BACP (The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I am bound by their Ethical Frameworks for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their complaints procedure.
I am a member of IACP (International Academy of Collaborative Professionals) and I have professional indemnity insurance with the Psychologists Protection Society.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a self employed experienced counsellor who works in Edinburgh and Forth Valley counselling agencies, I also have a private practice where I see clients in Edinburgh and Penicuik.
I am fully qualified with a Diploma in Relationship Counselling awarded by Relationships Scotland/Napier University, I am experienced in working with individuals and couples with a wide range of concerns.
I use an integrative approach using relationship, psychodynamic, systemic and adult sexuality theories.
I have had extensive training with The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and am a member of Consensus Collaboration Scotland. (see www.consensus-scotland.com).
I regularly attend continuous professional development training courses and keep up-to-date with the latest research findings in a wide-range of fields which are relevant to enhancing my counselling practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Couple Counselling, Relationship Counselling,
Collaborative Divorce coaching
Sessions cost £45 for Individual counselling and £55 for Couple or Relationship Counselling and last 50 minutes.
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce sessions - fees on request
I save two appointments each week for people on reduced income - you are welcome to enquire if this is available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Early morning, daytime, evening and weekend appointments available
Types of client