Angela Briggs BA (hon), DipHIC (BCPC), Reg M BACP
07498 606311 / 07498606311
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, which means my practice is informed by more than one style of counselling theory. Being an intragrative counsellor allows me to adapt the process of counselling to each person as an individual. I will support you to work through difficulties in a way that is best suited to you and the issues you bring to counselling.
During counselling appointments, our work may involve identifying how past experiences have shaped your perceptions about yourself and others, the impact of traumatic events on your life and how to manage their impact, support in identifying thoughts and behaviours that are harmful and finding ways to address them. Counselling also provides a space where you will be supported in expressing and working through difficult feelings and emotions.
I have experience working with:
- Trauma and abuse
- Low self worth
- Finding meaning in life
- Relationship issues
- Work related issues
- Self development
I offer short term counselling (around 6-12 sessions) suitable for clients who wish to work towards a specific goal, for example managing stress or problems at work.
I also offer long term counselling that is typically open ended. Long term counselling is appropriate for people wanting to address deep seated issues that may have developed early on needing 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
In 2005 I began to study for my BA (hon) Counselling and Society. Alongside my studies I started work as a youth worker where I had the opportunity to practically apply the skills I was developing. Later I began studying my BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling, graduating in 2014.
Whilst studying for my diploma, I worked in a therapeutic community, providing therapeutic support for adolescent girls who had a history of extreme neglect, abuse and trauma. I also volunteered for the Southmead Project Bristol, a charity offering counselling to adult survivors of abuse. 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.
After qualifying, I returned to the Southmead Project where I currently work part time alongside my private practice.
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 issues
I offer 50 minutes sessions at £40 per session. I also offer a limited number of reduced-fee rates for those who are on low incomes, the amount is negotiable, please feel free to call me to discuss this.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments available.
Types of client