Angela Briggs BA (hon), DipHIC (BCPC), Reg M BACP
Counselling provides time in your week where you are listened to and supported to explore areas of your life that may be troubling you. Difficult issues that you are trying to manage can be explored and worked through so to help you move towards living a more fulfilled life.
I am an integrative counsellor, this means my practice is informed by more than one style of counselling theory. I aim to support you to work through difficulties in a way that is best suited to you and the issues you bring to counselling.
Since qualifying I have specialised in working with abuse and associated trauma. My experience working in this area has given me the skills to work effectively and safely with issues surrounding abuse and any associated trauma.
I offer both short term and long term counselling. Short term work is suitable if you wish to work towards a specific goal, for example managing stress or problems at work. Long term counselling is more appropriate for working through issues such as trauma or to address deep seated issues developed early in life that will need space and time to work through.
You may have a clear idea of how long you would like to be in counselling or this may be something you wish to discuss with me during our first session.
If you would like to find out more or to arrange an appointment please feel free to call or email - I will be happy to answer any questions or to arrange an initial meeting. During our first meeting we will discuss what you would like to gain from counselling; it is also an opportunity for you to see if you feel comfortable working with me. After this meeting, if you would like to continue we will arrange further sessions that are typically held weekly.
Training, qualifications & experience
Between 2010 and 2015 I worked with young people in a therapeutic community; The community specialises in offering therapeutic support to girls who had a history of extreme neglect, abuse and trauma.
Along side my private practice, I currently work for the Southmead Project Bristol, a charity offering counselling to adult survivors of abuse. I started my work here as a volunteer student counsellor from 2011 until 2015. After a short break I returned to the project in 2016 as a paid counsellor specialising in trauma and addiction.
Both of these positions have given me in depth knowledge and experience in relation to working with the impact of abuse and managing trauma associated with these experiences.
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling
September 2011 - July 2014.
Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP accredited training)
Counselling Foundation Certificate
September 2010 - July 2011
Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy
BA Hon Counselling Studies and Society
September 2005 - June 2008
University Of Wales Newport.
Alongside my formal qualifications, I also attend regular training and workshops to continue developing my professional practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Sessions are held for fifty minuets at £40 per session.
I offer a free twenty minuets telephone consultation by arrangement.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime, weekend and evening appointments available.
Types of client