Angela Holden MSc Psych, Dip Couns.
What I Provide
Are you struggling with difficult feelings or emotional issues? Or a general nagging sense that you’re stuck. That life just has to be better than this. I work with you to explore and understand your emotional difficulties more fully, and support you to get more from life.
I am a highly qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer confidential, understanding and non-judgmental counselling and psychotherapy at my comfortable, restful practice just a few minutes from Tooting Broadway tube. I’m within easy reach of Balham, Clapham, Earlsfield and Wandsworth.
Before training as a therapist I had a 20 year career in the creative industries, as a journalist and TV producer, and feel, that as well as my clinical training, I bring longstanding experience of life out in the real world to my work with you, my client.
How I Work
I'm an Integrative Therapist, which means I tailor the approaches and theories I draw on to meet your unique needs.
The first thing I do is prioritise building a trusting, solid relationship where you can talk freely about what is bothering you. It’s my job to really step into your shoes and experience from your perspective what you are going through.
As I work with you to explore your issues, you may come to understand yourself better. You may discover how past experiences influence the way you operate in the world right now. You may begin to experience a deeper, truer sense of who you are and what you need and want. And with more self-awareness you may find yourself having more choices, feel able to make changes you might want to make, or act in new ways that might be more helpful to you now.
I work with clients with a huge range of issues: stress, anxiety, depression, anger, feeling empty or that life has no meaning, relationship issues or work issues. I offer short term and long term counselling.
I realise contacting a counsellor can be daunting. That's why, if you get in touch, I will call you back to introduce myself and you can ask me anything you want. If you wish to, we’ll make an appointment to meet for an introductory consultation. At that session we'll discuss your issues and what you want from therapy. You can then decide whether you want to proceed.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with experience of working with clients on a wide range of emotional issues and difficulties.
I hold an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute in London, widely recognised as one of the leading training organisations in the UK, with a reputation for excellence, and from Middlesex University. I also hold a Post-Graduate Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and a Post-Graduate Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling, both from the Metanoia Institute.
I have five years experience as a counsellor and therapist, and have worked as a therapist in the NHS and with a number of counselling services across London. Before training as a therapist, I had a fulfilling 20 year career in the creative industries as a journalist, magazine editor and TV producer.
I am a registered member of the UKCP (the leading UK accrediting body for psychotherapists) and an MBACP - a registered member of the BACP (the profession’s largest registering body for counsellors and psychotherapists) both of which promote best practice. I abide by their ethics and codes of practice. I am committed to continuing professional development.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Loss of meaning in life
- Loneliness and isolation
- Negotiating mid-life
- Creativity issues, feeling stuck, anxious or blocked
- £55 (daytime), £60 (eve - 6pm onwards). Sessions are 50 mins long.
I offer appointments throughout the day and evenings to fit around your life.
I am just a few minutes from Tooting Broadway Tube (Northern Line). Many bus routes stop very near my practice (155, 355, 219, 77, 44, 270). There is on-street parking outside.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8am - 8pm, Mon - Fri.
Types of client