About me

Hi, my name is Angela Burgess and I am a counsellor and psychotherapist based in the High Peak, Derbyshire.

If you are experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties, feeling lost or low or just want to raise your self-awareness, then counselling can help.

Lifting the weight of words through talking and collaborating with a trained therapist to help navigate through a difficult past or present situation, can be truly life changing.

I work psychodynamically which means that together, we will try and find the root cause of an issue rather than just addressing the symptoms.

I am a qualified and registered member of the BACP (381028) and adhere to their stringent code of ethics, as well as holding an enhanced DBS check and engaging in regular, professional supervision.

I am based just a few minutes walk from the train station and easily accessible from the surrounding areas, including Buxton, Stockport, Sheffield and Manchester. There is also ample car parking right outside.

I can't provide tea and sympathy but can guarantee ears and empathy. You can contact me for a free 30 minute telephone consultation but you are under no obligation following this. Finding the right counsellor for you is vital to a positive outcome.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy

Other certificates include: Trauma, Domestic Abuse, Wounded Inner child and Psychosexual problems.

1 years experience at a Domestic Abuse Centre

15 years experience within the NHS.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer counselling for, but not limited to, the items listed. A conversation is often the best way to start to determine what the issues are as the real issue can often be different to the presenting one.

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Additional information

Initial 30 minute telephone consultation - Free

Per 1 hour session - £50

Per 1 1/2 hour session - £65


Daytime and evening appointments available. Call or email me for a free 30 minute initial telephone consultation.

Further information

My preferred method for the sessions is face to face, although I am also happy to provide telephone and skype/facetime sessions as and when required.

2 Sett Close
New Mills
High Peak
SK22 4AQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Angela Burgess

Angela Burgess