Angela Hood MBACP(Accred) UKRCP

Angela Hood MBACP(Accred) UKRCP

Blackwell Therapy and Counselling
Room 18
1, Blackwell Lane
County Durham

North Yorks


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About me

At various stages in our lives there are times when we struggle to make sense of things.

Do you need someone to listen without judgement, to assist in your exploration?

A counselling relationship provides a safe environment in which we can establish a secure place to explore issues that may be preventing you from leading a more fulfilling life, support and encouragement whilst exploring ways to facilitate health and growth.

I provide a warm and professional counselling service to individuals, couples, children and young people.

To seek help requires a leap of faith,and I never underestimate the courage it takes to make this leap!

If the idea of an alternative therapy is for you I am able to offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

A new and innovative form of psychotherapy involving therapists, clients and horses

EAP brings people together with horses in
sessions managed by a qualified psychotherapist and a certified horse
professional. Clients attend either as individuals or in groups depending on
the circumstances.

How are the horses involved?

Equine-assisted psychotherapy never involves riding the horses, and clients do not even have to touch them. Instead, clients are brought near to the horses, and the reactions of both are observed and explored by the therapy team.

Why horses?

Horses have evolved being preyed upon by other animals, and so don't trust easily. Because they are large animals, they can’t easily be manipulated or bullied. As a herd, living in a closely bonded family system, their survival depends on positive relationships and good communication. As a result, horses are remarkably intuitive, and can read human moods and intentions very accurately through body language,and energy.

The way the horses respond to the clients provides crucial insights into the client’s own emotions, attitudes and behaviours and proves vital clues as to how to bring about effective change.

Most significantly and powerfully, the clients are able to achieve this understanding for themselves.

Equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) is a highly effective, credible and internationally recognised method for helping people address issues which are preventing them from making progress in their lives.

It is used for a wide variety of problems, including combat-PTSD, substance dependency, the effects of abuse, depression, bullying lack of confidence and much more.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling
Member of BACP (Accred)
Experience in Primary Care (GP Practice)
School Counselling
Play Therapy and Creative Therapy
Bereavement Counselling
Vast experience working in alternative educational establishments, residential care homes, secure young people's units
Level 3 Safeguarding
CRB checked and valid
Equine Assisted Therapy ( EAGALA)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Equine Assisted Therapy


Initial consultation £30
Hourly fee £40
Reduced rates for students and low income
Half day and full day (schools) negotiable
Equine Assisted Therapy POA

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Further information

I bring to my work a great deal of life experience and seek to meet my clients with warmth and compassion.

I accept diversity and have worked with ethnic minorities. I adhere to the BACP ethical framework.

Maps & Directions

Darlington, DL3 8QF
Ripon, HG4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


9am -9pm

Supervision & training

As a BACP Accredited Counsellor I am able to offer supervision to both students and qualified counsellors.

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