Angela Richardson, Reg. MBACP - Individual & Couples/Relationship Counsellor
020 8698 6015 / 078 7461 8352
I offer counselling at times when life experiences can bring emotional difficulties that impact on our well-being and relationships. I work with individuals and couples and can help you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental environment. My approach to working with clients is to build an trusting relationship where we work together to talk about your concerns. I have experience in working with a variety of issues, some of which might be difficult to share, but I provide a safe space for you to explore these.
I am a qualified Integrative counsellor working with individuals and couples, holding Registered Membership with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg. MBACP). This means that I adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I am trained to integrate Clarkson's five relationship model, and have added to this by undertaking further transpersonal training. As an Integrative counsellor, I draw upon different counselling theories that offer flexible ways of working with you, keeping your best interests in mind in our work together, or by exploring solution-focused approaches to help you achieve your goals.
If you are having difficulties in your relationships, I can help you to talk about and explore these issues. These might be current or past relationship issues, and I can help you to be aware of re-occurring patterns such as why we are attracted to a certain type of person.
If you decide on couples-counselling, I can help you improve your communication and understanding of each other. I work with couples who bring a variety of issues, some of whom work towards staying together, and others who wish to have counselling to help them part well and facilitate a good ending.
I work with a wide range of issues and have an interest in working with issues of diversity and difference, issues that might be perceived as taboo or unspeakable in society, community or with family.
I am experienced in working with bereaved clients, including complex bereavement and clients bereaved by sudden or traumatic death. I work with clients who bring issues at the end of life, and work with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and other aspects of trauma in adulthood or childhood. I support survivors of rape and other aspects of sexual trauma.
Many external pressures influence our well-being such as work related stress and anxiety, and sometimes we find ourselves in a cycle with what feels like no way out, and change seems impossible. I work with clients to build confidence and self-esteem, or clients who are stressed, anxious or depressed. I can help you to look at these issues and put changes in place and support you through these issues.
I have experience working with counselling/Psychotherapy students and qualified therapists.
I have an established private practice and am a Practice Manager in a counselling agency. I have previously worked in local counselling services and in a bereavement service.
Please see my website for further information.
'So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up within us'
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Counselling (2017)
Diploma in Transpersonal Couples Counselling (2016), CCPE
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Integrative (2015)
Bereavement Counselling Training (2013)
Certificate in Counselling Studies and Theory (2013)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (2012)
BACP Certifivate of Proficiency (2015)
I attend regular Professional Development workshops. and training including:
Grief when a child dies at any age (St Christopher's Hospice)
Working with bereaved older people (St Christopher's Hospice)
Working with anxious clients
Grief across cultures - -
Death and Dying (The Open University)
Fear and sadness (The Open University)
Challenging ideas in mental health (The Open University)
Childhood sexual abuse within families
A systemic view of relationships
The Science of the Mind (The Open University)
Understanding borderline personality disorder
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Difference and diversity
Identity and belonging
Individuals - £35 / £40 - 50 mins
CouplesCouples - £60 - 60 mins
Counselling trainees - £30 - 50 mins
Please contact me by email, telephone or text message and I will respond a soon as possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available at various times throughout the week.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|