Angela Keane, PgDip, MBACP (Accred)
Are you finding it difficult to cope with changes in your life related, perhaps, to illness, bereavement, redundancy or the end of a relationship? Perhaps you're experiencing anxiety, relationship issues or symptoms of depression and would you like help to make some positive changes. Counselling could help.
The relationship you form with your counsellor can help you to manage difficult circumstances, to explore and understand your emotional responses, and to undo patterns of behaviour which aren't helping you. In my counselling practice in South Manchester, I work with clients to help them when they're feeling overwhelmed, anxious or low in mood or just wanting things to be different.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Humanistic Counsellor, with a Diploma in Counselling from the University of Manchester and a Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Alongside my own counselling practice, I have practiced at a Macmillan Centre, working with clients who are bereaved, have been diagnosed with a life-changing illness or who are caring for someone who is ill. I have also worked with young children in primary school and with students in a University Counselling Service, a role which was helped by the insights of my previous career as a University lecturer.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40 per session; concessions are available.
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What is Humanistic Counselling?
A humanistic counsellor has been trained in a range of approaches to counselling which have in common a focus on clients' capacity to develop, grow and recognise their strengths and resourcefulness. Terms you might see which come under the umbrella of humanistic approaches are person-centred counselling, existential therapy, transactional analysis and a range of others.I draw on such approaches, adapting the emphasis depending on the needs of the client.
Each counsellor will have their own way of working. My approach starts with you; not just with the issues that have brought you to counselling, but by exploring what makes you tick. The counselling develops through our relationship: how do we relate to one another?; how do we make sense of this in terms of the things that are going on in your life and in other relationships? By exploring these things together, we can hope to (re)discover the resources that you have to deal with your problems, but which you may be too overwhelmed to recognise without some help.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer evening sessions (between 6pm and 9pm) and daytime sessions. Each session lasts 60 minutes.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|