Angela Madeley

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BSc Hons, NCPS Accredited Professional
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Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I currently have availability Monday, Tuesday and Thursday daytime. Enquire by email only please.  I reply to all enquiries so if you haven’t received a response from me check your junk email.

Hi. I’m Angela (she/her). I am a qualified, accredited and trauma informed counsellor based in Carlisle, Cumbria. I have 11 years of counselling experience and an additional 20 years of experience supporting people of all ages in a variety of settings. This has included working in schools, nurseries, residential units and for Cumbria County Council. I am gender, sexuality and relationship diversity affirmative and kink knowledgeable. 

I have completed training to Intermediate Level 1 in Somatic Experiencing,  I am Internal Family Systems Informed and I am a certified cyber therapist. 

I provide long and short term therapy for adults and young people aged 13 and over.  Sessions usually last 50 minutes, are one to one and can be arranged at a frequency that works for you. 

The session content will be tailored around your specific requirements and we will work at your pace. I offer online sessions via email, instant messenger, voice and video calls in addition to face to face sessions.

My approach to therapy is integrative. This means that I draw from a variety of different therapy approaches but all of my work is underpinned by my somatic training and understanding of how the nervous system affects how we think, feel and behave.

I believe that the therapeutic relationship can be a catalyst for great change and that people can start to feel better when they feel seen and heard and have their feelings validated. 

I will not judge, advise or tell you what to do and I respect that you are the expert in your life. It is not a necessary requirement that you revisit traumatic and distressing events as part of your therapy and I can equip you with tools, techniques and coping strategies to use outside of the session when things are difficult.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BSc in Psychology, Sociology and English and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I have also completed a number of other courses including:-

  • NICABM Treating Trauma Master Series
  • Introduction to Somatic Experiencing
  • Somatic Experiencing Beginning 1
  • Somatic Experiencing Beginning 2
  • Somatic Experiencing Intermediate Level 1
  • Pink Therapy Essentials in Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity Therapy
  • Northern Guild Sand Tray Therapy
  • Online Therapy Institute Certified Cyber Therapist
  • MindEd Counselling Children and Young People
  • Transactional Analysis 101
  • IFS Institute Internal Family Systems Online Circle
  • Dr Leslie Ellis How to work with dreams in your clinical practice

Over the course of my career as a counsellor I have provided several thousand hours of therapy to adults and teenagers experiencing a wide range of challenges. Some of the areas in which I have extensive experience are:-

Self harm
Feeling suicidal
Grief, loss and bereavement
Confidence and self esteem
Alcohol and substance misuse
Assertiveness and setting boundaries
Difficulties with feelings
Body Image

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minute call to see if we're a good fit and I offer some  discounted, online sessions for those on low income.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing differs from some other more traditional therapies as it offers a ‘body first’ approach to the difficult and sometimes physical effects of trauma. 

It is not about reclaiming memories or changing thoughts and beliefs about how you feel. It works with the ‘felt sense’ accessing physical sensations, imagery and motor patterns to help re-regulate the nervous system.

Internal Family Systems

Internal Family Systems is an approach to therapy that believes that we all have different parts or aspects to our personality. Some of these parts are wounded and protective but there are no ‘bad parts’ and all have the best of intentions for our system.

The goal of Internal Family Systems Therapy is not to get rid of parts but is instead to understand and heal the wounded parts allowing protectors to step out of their extreme roles.

Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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