Angie Casali

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BA (Hons) Dip MBACP
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Hackney E9 & St. Albans AL1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

We all experience times when life feels more challenging where we can feel anxious and lost.  In my practice, I walk with you through therapy to understand your emotions, thoughts and feelings.  I embrace compassion and empathy towards understanding your anxieties and difficulties.

With all the outside pressures that impact on personal and collective anxieties in the World, we often forget to give attention to our own unique inner world - how we function and navigate daily challenges.  In therapy, I want to understand you, your personal boundaries and self care. 

My therapeutic approach is to guide you towards exploring any present difficulties with a new curiosity and compassion. As an Integrative Counsellor I embrace many models and skills that help me to adapt my approach to match your unique individual needs. 

I offer a calm and confidential space for you to feel heard and understood.  We can work on building new tools and a fresh awareness of your resilience. I offer guidance towards the value of self-reflection as you gain insight into the roots of your thinking and core self beliefs. How have past experiences informed and shaped your internal structures.  Confidential discussions can bring into awareness the unconscious blocks that may be keeping you stuck in unhealthy places. 

Gaining a clearer appreciation of your current situation is the first step towards making conscious changes in how you relate to yourself and others.

Unravelling any anxiety, stresses or low mood experiences helps you to manage uncomfortable emotions and self regulate with healthy coping skills.

Self care: How do you make time to meet your own needs and how do you cultivate healthy communication and boundaries in your relationships.

Innerchild work: Recognising and experiencing our inner child is a healing experience.  We all have unmet needs as children, the need for love, safety, trust, guidance and respect. Often recurring emotional and physical problems in adulthood are a sign that our inner child is not being heard.  Embracing our inner child can help us to feel more present, resourceful and content.

About Therapy

I offer a calm and confidential space where any personal difficulties can be gently unfolded and understood at a pace that you set. Each session is an opportunity to feel truly seen and heard in a way that can be deeply healing.  I work at your pace which allows themes of discussion to surface naturally and when you are ready.  This guides you to set your therapeutic aims for therapy.

Identifying psychological blocks and feeling understood in our work can help you to express and process your experiences in new ways. Gently embracing new insights to the challenges that trouble you can help us to develop new behavioural tools and a fresh direction in life.

First Steps

I offer a free fifteen minute phone call or zoom appointment where we can get to know each other and decide if we are a good match.  The therapeutic relationship is really important to the process.

Next step is to book a first therapy appointment.  I offer short-term or long term therapy.  I suggest weekly appointments for four to six weeks as this gives momentum to the therapeutic process.   Regular contact provides a sense of security and continuity whilst you are engaged in therapy.

I offer therapy appointments online.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - clinical training in Humanistic/Person centred and Psychodynamic approach
  • EFT Accredited Practitioner (tapping) - 
  • Professional Certificate in Counselling Studies - clinical training in Humanistic/Person centred and Psychodynamic approach
  • St Joseph Hospice counsellor - 2 years
  • Fresh Start Psychotherapy counsellor - 2 years
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education - 13 years teaching and mentoring young people
  • BA (Hons) in Humanities - University degree specialising in Sociology
  • NHS Mental Health Centre - Part of emergency psychological support service referral team

Before training as a counsellor, I worked in educational settings where I monitored the emotional wellbeing of professionals and young adults, gaining a depth of knowledge regarding child development, behavioural difficulties and mental health issues.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer a free fifteen minute telephone consultation or zoom meeting so you can meet me and decide if we can work together.

I offer therapy appointments on line via Zoom. 

Some reduced rates are available, get in touch for more information. 

I offer short term and long term appointments. 

When I work

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Practice hours are Monday - Thursday.  Emails will be answered as soon as possible outside of these hours.

Further information

I have provided psychological support to people in a range of educational and counselling settings which include:

  • Private practice
  • Fresh Start Psychotherapies
  • St Joseph's Hospice bereavement counselling service
  • Hackney drug and Alcohol counselling service
  • Lifeline
  • Hackney Carers  - working with parents
  • Pupil Referral Centre
  • Higher Education Establishments
  • NHS Mental Health Support Services

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Angie Casali
Angie Casali