Angela Percival MBACP Accredited

Angela Percival MBACP Accredited

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About me

We all have problems in life, but there can be times when we feel overwhelmed, low on resources, or confused about the best way forward. When our life doesn't seem to be working, its easy to become de-motivated and to stop doing what ever makes us feel better. We can get caught up in a habit of worrying and feeling stuck, and struggle to make sense of it all.

During times of stress we may need additional support and a sense of perspective. Support may not always be forthcoming and despite their best intentions, those close to us may give us unhelpful advice, or simply not understand. When our challenges seem to be longer term it's also common to want to avoid burdening others. For these reasons many people have found counselling to be helpful and supportive.

What Type of Issues Can Counselling Help With?

Being unhappy with our:

Emotions (Stress, anxiety, depression, sadness, grief, anger, fear, loneliness, shame, guilt)

Thinking (Confusion, limiting beliefs, problems making decisions, repetitive negative thoughts, worry, difficulty finding meaning in life)

Behaviour (Procrastination, actions that have unhelpful consequences, unhealthy patterns, phobias, self sabotaging behaviour, addictions, communication and confidence issues)

Body (Weight, body image, illness, disability, attractiveness, sexuality)

Life Circumstances: (We may not feel fulfilled in one or more areas of our life, or have experienced bereavement, loss, or a change that we are coming to terms with)

How I Work

From working with clients in different settings over the past 20 years I have found most client's just want to feel comfortable and safe sharing their problems without being judged, to feel understood and to be able to see their problems from a different perspective. Change is not always an easy process and from my own experience people don't usually seek counselling unless they are experiencing significant discomfort. While we all go through pain at some time in our lives, I believe suffering is optional and even the most difficult of circumstances can be improved in some way.

As a solution focused, Integrative Counsellor I work well with people who want to to make changes which will contribute to their well-being and prefer to have focused, practical support doing this. I am committed to working collaboratively with you to help you discover your own inner resources and to try different approaches that work more effectively for you.

I am an Accredited Counsellor with 20 years experience of working with clients in various settings. I also have a passion for personal growth and development, which has has led me to integrate a wide variety of therapeutic approaches, research and techniques into my practice. I have a special interest in the latest research on Neuro-Science as this field gives us a clearer understanding of how the mind works and how unconscious processes can inadvertently hijack our beliefs, emotions and patterns of behaviour. By understanding our unconscious programming we can explore ways of changing negative patterns, thoughts and beliefs and find coping strategies that work more beneficially.

I specialise in solution focused counselling, using a short number of sessions and can draw upon a wide variety of creative approaches, depending on what is most needed. These include:

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Person Centred Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Hypnotherapy & Relaxation techniques
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

I also provide the following:

Rewind Technique - This is a powerful visual technique which teaches the brain to process traumatic incidents differently without any need to talk about the trauma. The success rate is over 95% and only requires just 2 sessions per incident!. Please note this service is free for War Veterans

Mind Management Coaching -  Is about how to get the best out of your mind so it's working for and not against you. This type of Coaching may involve some therapeutic work to transform mental or emotional patterns, behaviours, or beliefs which maybe blocking progress in achieving your goals, or impacting your overall happiness and well-being

What Can I Expect?
Some clients call for an informal chat, or make an enquiry by email first before deciding whether to book an appointment. I am happy to assist with any enquiries without any obligation. It is important that you feel comfortable with the Therapist you choose, and I am happy to provide information about what to expect before you decide whether working together is the right way forward for you

Usually counselling lasts for 50 mins once a week. It can be for a few sessions, as a one off session, or more typically it can continue over weeks, or months depending on what you prefer

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Transactional Analysis
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
OCST2 Using Online Counselling Skills
Diploma in Clinical and Analytical Hypnotherapy
NLP Practitioners Certificate
Mediation Practitioners Certificate
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Accredited Certified Practitioner - level 3 (EFT International)
Matrix Re-imprinting Practitioners Certificate - level 2
Fusion Therapeutic Coaching Diploma

Certificate in Mindfulness Training (Mindfulness Now)

Certified in Rewind Technique - International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy (DR MUSS)

I am an Accredited Counsellor and member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and have been in counselling practice since 1997. I have worked in a number of health and social care settings. This includes counselling within a GP Practice, working on a helpline for a national charity and also working for a charity as a Bereavement and Loss Counsellor. For three years I worked in a specialist Cancer Hospital. For the past 11 years I have worked for several EAP's (Employee Assistance Programmes) as a Workplace Counsellor for employees of various organisations. I also have a private practice providing counselling in Torquay and also provide Telephone Counselling and Bespoke services for various EAP's.

My Way of Working

I am an Integrative Counsellor but also have specific training to enable me to provide brief solution focused work. This essentially means that I have a practical, solution focused approach to problems and can use a range of skills, knowledge and experience that can assist you in discovering different ways of managing your problems. I am also proficient in using a brief number of sessions to effect change  and work on specific problems . Whether you prefer working in a practical way, over a short number of sessions for a specific problem, or prefer to explore your feelings and personal history in more depth, my approach is based on working collaboratively with clients and I will endeavour to work in a way that is most useful for you

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Other Issues:
Trauma and PTSD
Changing Negative Beliefs
Burn -out
Bullying and harassment at work
Work Related Stress
Conflict Resolution
Major life changes
Life changing illness or disability
Difficulty finding meaning in your life, or a purpose and direction
Spiritual Crisis


Face to face Counselling - £40 per session (50 mins)

Mind Management Coaching - £55 per hour, or £75 for an hour and half (book 5 sessions and get the 6th session free)

Further information

Telephone Counselling is also available if you have work and family commitments, prefer not to meet face to face, or have a health condition that limits your ability to attend Counselling. Please email for further information


" Counselling helped me enormously following the breakdown of my long-term relationship. Our sessions enabled me to think much more clearly about the situation, to identify and come to terms with the issues my partner and I had experienced and eventually to move on to the next phase of my life."  Angela, Somerset

"I am so glad that I found Angela when I did, I felt comfortable with her really quickly and was soon able to talk at ease with her.Angela is very reassuring and has a very friendly nature.Angela made me realise that I was able to cope with the things in my life that I had for a long time been struggling with. Angela helped me with the tools which made it possible for me to deal with my issues and move forward in a positive way in my life.I feel so much better about myself and my life now and will be eternally grateful to Angela for this." Christopher ,aged 46,Wells

"Angela is a very caring, selfless person with a deep understanding of other people, their situations and dilemma's." Sarah 45, Somerset

" I first contacted Angela to try to understand how I could deal with the feelings of anxiety I was experiencing, in running what was becoming an increasingly hectic life style, juggling running a business and family. Our initial consultation came as a relief to me, as I felt the first step was by far the most difficult, but I needn't have worried as Angela not only put me at ease but clear objectives were agreed and set.

I found counselling sessions, coupled with relaxation a great help! After a number of sessions we reviewed the original targets and discovered, not only had they been met, but in most cases surpassed! Thank you Angela for your help."
Anonymous male, Bristol

Maps & Directions

Torquay, TQ1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Several flights of stairs


Mon - Thurs 9am until 6.00pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme