Does life feel like it's getting on top of you?
Could you benefit from a place to take some time out?
... to explore your thoughts and feelings
... to get back on a front foot again
My name is Angela Illingworth and I am a counsellor practising in Bingley. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a confidential and non-judgemental environment.
I am a registered therapist with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I work with individuals aged 18 and over on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Areas of Specialism:
Relational - building an honest and open counselling relationship and working together collaboratively
More about me:
I currently work in private practice, but have also spent time working for Bradford Bereavement Support, Grief Chat and Bradford University's counselling service
I attend regular clinical supervision for my work and undertake training sessions on a regular basis on a variety of counselling topics
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Daytime and evening appointments are available
Talking to relatives and friends is important. However, it can be helpful to talk to someone independent of your situation who won't judge or offer advice, but will help you to consider your own thoughts, feelings and way forward.
My approach is relational which means I work within our counselling relationship collaboratively to help you find the right way forward for you.
It is hoped that this therapeutic environment will enable you to reflect on current issues that are troubling or concerning you in order to promote psychological wellbeing.
There will be regular opportunities to review your progress together and discuss when feels right for you to end your counselling. You can always return at a later date if you wish.
We can work together on short term or long term basis, whatever feels right for you.
I am happy to speak to you via telephone, e mail or in person before you decide if you would like to make an appointment to come and see me.
An initial 20 minute consultation as above is free of charge and allows us both to decide whether we can work together.