Angela Poulter RegMBACP
The Sunflower Centre
81 Tressillian Road
At different times in life we can find ourselves facing challenges, feeling unsatisfied, stuck, overwhelmed, or in crisis. We might want to feel different, make changes or experience more fulfilment and joy.
Psychotherapy provides a confidential, safe space to explore these issues, experiences, and desires. It is a process through which we can build self-awareness. With this growing awareness, we have the potential to identify patterns of behaviour that do and do not work for us, to make different choices and to create a more purposeful and satisfying way of being.
I am a humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist. I bring empathy and integrity to my practice and approach psychotherapy as a conversation between equals, in the belief that you have the capacity to take charge of your own life and that a strong therapeutic partnership between us can support you to do this.
I work with a broad range of life issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger, stress and overwhelm, work/life balance, identity and belonging, sexuality, relationship issues, transitions and change, and bereavement and loss.
I am committed to supporting clients to develop their sense of self-worth, to connect with their own creativity, to define themselves in relationships, and to be the fullest, most satisfied versions of themselves they can be in the world.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a psychotherapist and counsellor in 2014 at Spectrum Therapy, a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) registered centre for humanistic and integrative psychotherapy, and I continue my professional development and personal therapy there. I hold an Oxford Cambridge and RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills and a Spectrum Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I comply with their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I am in regular supervision with a UKCP registered psychotherapist.
I have previously worked as a volunteer counsellor in an education setting with adult learners at the City Lit and at the mental health charity Mind in Haringey.
My experience of diverse professional environments, from universities to private sector consultancy, informs my therapeutic work with people who are managing stress and overwhelm in relation to their work and seeking a better work/life balance. I have a doctorate in history and feel attuned to work with people navigating the rewards and challenges of academic work and study.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
£50 for a 50 minute session. I offer some reduced cost places to people unable to pay the full fee.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client