Angela Carr: MA Counselling, Dip Psychotherapy, Dip Supervision
I have 19yrs+ experience of working as a therapist in GP surgeries, private practice and with employee assistance programmes and during this time I have noticed that many people are interested in what happens for them on the inside, how they relate to themselves and in what happens between them and others. My model of working is relational-developmental which means that I will reflect with you on how you relate to yourself, other people and with me. This will help you in becoming more aware of who you are and how you support or block yourself in getting what you need.
The counselling relationship can be supportive and at times it can also be challenging because I will be encouraging you to reflect on yourself and events in quite a different way. Counselling, where successful, can help you develop a more satisfying relationship with yourself and others to support you in building a richer life.
Training, qualifications & experience
During my career I have managed counselling services in the NHS, voluntary and private sectors and I work as a counsellor, psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor, mediator and coach in the UK and Europe. The areas I have the most experience of working with are: workplace issues; sexual exploitation and violence; working with adults who have experienced childhood trauma; depression; loss (through death; end of relationship; or loss of health, status, work etc) and addictions. My qualifications are listed below:
- Diploma in the Applications of Gestalt in Organisations 2010
- Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy - ScPTI 2008
- Certificate in CBT 2005
- Certificate in Mediation - Midlands Mediation Ltd 2005
- Diploma in Clinical Supervision – University of York St John 2005
- Certificate in Group work, Northern Guild for Psychotherapy 2004
- City and Guilds Teaching Award 7306 – Stockton & Billingham College 2003
- M.A. in Counselling – University of York St John 2001
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – 3yr Integrative training with the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy, completed 1999
- Counselling Skills – Cleveland Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Service 1995
I am registered with the following professional bodies: BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy); UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and EAIP (European Association for Integrative Psychotherapy).
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My usual fee for first meeting and assessment (usually 1hr and 15minutes) is £50.00 and all further 50mins sessions are £45.00.
Discounts for students and some other circumstances can be negotiated.
I am happy to work with people on Skype or FaceTime when we have established a working alliance over the course of three or four face to face meetings.