Angela May Registered MBACP
Sometimes life can be challenging at times - dealing with anxiety, depression, relationships or family issues can be difficult and talking these issues through with a qualified counsellor can help. Whether it is something that is happening now or something that has happened to you in the past, talking to someone who is not a family member or a friend can give you the space and freedom to explore your situation fully, in a safe and confidential environment where you can be yourself and explore your feelings without judgement.
During therapy we are able to create an honest and trusting relationship in which we can work together in an open and respectful way to fully explore the issues that you chose to discuss. I believe that you have the resources to enable you to make the right decisions for you and we will work together to explore your situation fully, to empower you, to make difficult decisions and deal more effectively with what has been challenging or worrying you.
I hope our work will enable you to reflect on what is troubling you and through the counselling process you can feel unburdened, whether it is through making a change, or gaining acceptance of a life event, but most importantly to become able to positively move forward in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
BA Hons in Business Management
I have worked in a variety of business roles and I understand the pressures of corporate life. After 18 years I decided to retrain and pursue a more rewarding career supporting people through counselling.
I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and also a member of the Institute of Counselling (IOC).
I work within the guidelines of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I have obtained the BACP Certificate of Proficiency and have regular monthly supervision.
I also hold a clear Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check formally a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.
My private practice is at home in Weston Turville close to Aston Clinton, Tring, Wendover, Stoke Mandeville and Aylesbury. I also work as a school counsellor within a local secondary school and volunteer within an agency setting for the Youth Enquiry Service in High Wycombe.
Further Training Courses:
- Overcoming and Understanding Anxiety
- Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery / Trauma Workshop
- Working with Suicidal Clients and Suicide Prevention
- Supporting Clients with an Eating Disorder
- Child Protection and Safeguarding
- Honor Based Abuse and Forced Marriage
- Working with different Attachment styles
- Supporting People with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Pre-Trial Therapy & the Criminal Justice Process
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
Counselling sessions last 50 minutes, normally on a weekly basis at a time agreed between us.
I charge £50 per session.
However the first session will be charged at £30 as it is an opportunity for you to understand how I work and decide whether you feel that we can work effectively together. It is an opportunity to answer any questions you may have concerning the counselling process and to discuss your needs and what you would like to get out of our sessions together.
Concessions offered for
Where can you find me?
My counselling practice is in the centre of Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire and is within easy reach from Aylesbury, Stoke Mandeville, Wendover, Aston Clinton, Halton, Tring, Great Kimble, Little Kimble, Great Missenden, Monks Risborough and Princes Risborough.