Angela Peel (BA Hons, PG Dip, MBACP) Inner Clarity Counselling
Do you want to understand and loosen the grip of depression, anger, unhelpful patterns and behaviours, or receive relationship coaching which transforms your relationship with a loved one? Do you want to free yourself from the legacy of abuse or trauma? Or do you want to make freer choices, increase your self-awareness, nurture your potential, and increase your level of happiness?
Why counselling? Sometimes the unresolved legacy of a past event - an unhappy childhood, a traumatic experience - can cloud your daily existence, possibly without you even being aware of it. You might be experiencing surges of anger, depression, frustration, self-hatred or a feeling of unease and discomfort within yourself and not know why, or how to resolve them.
Now is the time to explore what is going on so that you can learn to accept yourself for who you are, and set yourself free.
I offer skilled support when you are facing a crisis, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, grief, anger, abuse, low self esteem, addiction, divorce, illness, frustration at work, parenthood, ageing, redundancy, childhood trauma, fear of intimacy, feelings of hopelessness and more.
How I work: As an experienced, respected and approachable counsellor, I work gently, respectfully and at your pace to explore what you are experiencing. Together, we discover what it is that you need and how you can give that to yourself rather than relying on external crutches such as people, alcohol, drugs or food. Unlike many counsellors, I always look at your potential, at what is trying to emerge, as well as exploring the difficulties that you bring.
Relationship Coaching: As a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, I can coach you to find better ways to communicate and move from conflict and pain to connection and love. I work with individuals and couples of any age and sexual orientation.
I am valued for my ability to provide a holding, nurturing, safe space where you can reveal aspects of yourself that you are ashamed of, or afraid of, or confused by - and do so knowing that I continue to value and respect you. You become increasingly able to understand and accept yourself and therefore to live more freely and fully, enjoying who you are. I work creatively, tailoring the sessions to best fit the needs of the person I am with.
In my practice, the work we do is affirming, clarifying and life-changing. At times it can also be challenging and difficult, but with my support and your determination you can continue the journey to setting yourself free and realising your full potential.
Supervision: I have a Diploma in Integrative and Transpersonal Supervision from the Psychosynthesis Trust and work with individuals and groups of up to 4 people. I believe that supervision can benefit anyone who takes professional responsibility for people, either privately or in an organisation – counsellors, trainers, course leaders, couple therapists, physios, consultants, healers, health care professionals (to name but a few) – as it offers a private, empathic space where both work-related issues and personal issues triggered in the workplace can be clarified and worked through.
Where I work: I in Stockbridge, EH3. I also work a lot online using Zoom, an alternative to Skype.
If you would like to contact me, please email or phone me to arrange an initial session where we can discuss your needs and see if we would like to work together. Please specify if you'd prefer a daytime or an evening appointment when making contact.
More information is available on my website, www.innerclarity.co.uk
Thank you for visiting my page. I wish you well.
"Angela and her sessions have had such a positive impact on my life that I struggle to know where to begin in thanking her. Angela has a natural gift in providing gentle guidance that has given me the space and opportunity to explore my life and direction in a way which I believe would not have been possible without her... Thank you, I am eternally grateful."
“I decided to undertake some counselling on my own in order to help me make some changes in my marriage that I could be responsible for. Angela has asked the right questions and where appropriate, provided guidance that has helped me to understand and reflect on his point of view – without judgement and with empathy. This has been a breakthrough. I appreciate her warmth and support as well as the odd gentle nudge to take action. She has provided some really sensible ideas and ways for me to engage with my husband in a way I haven’t known how to do before.
"When we started looking for some help to overcome the problems in our relationship, we were drawn to Angela’s webpage as she seemed open, gentle and relaxed in her text and we were interested in the Imago Therapy. We spent several weeks visiting Angela on a weekly basis and during this time, Angela created a warm, supportive environment in which we felt comfortable to explore our deepest thoughts and feelings, enabling us to really hear each other and empathise in each other’s experiences. During this time we got to know each other better (even though we have been together 16 years) and learned some really valuable communication skills that we can use whenever we feel unheard by each other. Angela is very human and warm, and welcomes whatever you bring to the room. It feels like you are talking to a friend and we both think she is amazing. We missed her when we reached the end of our sessions but we came away with a renewed humour and light heartedness in our relationship and a whole set of skills to draw from should we need them. Thank you Angela."
Please see my website for more testimonials http://www.innerclarity.co.uk/testimonials.html
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling
- Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
- Diploma in Integrative and Transpersonal Supervision
- CBT with Heart: Foundations of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Member of BACP - The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Certificate of completion from The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Programme Lead with Teens and Toddlers
- Lead coach on Counselling Skills Training, a 7 day course for trainee counsellors
- Co-facilitator on Essentials for Young People, a four day intensive training course
- Assistant facilitator on Essentials, a five day intensive Psychosynthesis training course
- Assistant facilitator on the Applications of Psychosynthesis year-long training course
- Coaching and youth work with The Lucca Leadership Trust and Future Foundations
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals: £60 for 50-55 minutes
Couples: £140 for 90-120 minutes
Supervision: £55 for 50-55 minutes
Reduced fees available.