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About me

Hello!  Personal safety is the highest priority during this pandemic. In view of the decreasing case numbers I am now pleased to offer face to face sessions.

I am a Psychodynamic counsellor offering private sessions in Stratton-on-the-Fosse near Bath.

I work with individual adults on a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, abuse (emotional and sexual), low self-esteem, trauma and loss.

I am mindful of the impact of past experience on current relationships and behaviours. This impact is often outside of conscious awareness and can bring about feelings of being stuck in a state of mind, overwhelmed or confused. When this occurs, it can be helpful to find support outside your usual network, even though this may initially seem daunting.  However, the process is simple:

When you make contact, I will offer an initial consultation where we can look at the relevant issues and see if what I provide feels right for you. If we proceed with weekly sessions you will find a calm and confidential space where you can think and speak freely. I work with a positive regard and without judgement within either a time limited or open-ended framework, depending on your needs. Unlike Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) my work is non directive. With careful listening I look to help restore inner balance through increased self -awareness. This can bring about new perspectives and new possibilities for you moving forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

I began my training in 2012 at Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy Services. I gained a Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Listening Skills in 2013, and I qualified with a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling in 2016. I have since worked within the organisation as a sessional counsellor. I have worked with young adults at Bath College and within the NHS Mental Health Services at The Royal United Hospital, Bath.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Initial consultation - £20

Standard fee - £45 per session

Availability

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Further information

I provide either time limited or open ended counselling, as required.

CORONAVIRUS

I am working within the Government and BPC guidelines in order to keep my clients and myself safe. Where necessary I can offer either online or phone sessions.

HOW TO START

If you would like to know more please send me an email or leave me a message on the answerphone. After initial contact you may decide to arrange an initial session, where we can think about what brings you to counselling and what you hope to gain from it. At this point we can think about the best course of action for you, and you may decide to proceed with weekly sessions.

Stratton-on-the-Fosse
Radstock
Somerset
BA3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
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.

The consulting room is on the ground floor with easy access. A disabled toilet is available.

Angela Harrison

Angela Harrison