Angela Poulter

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Belfast, BT7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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 to how we are living 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 curiosity to know you, empathy and integrity to my practice. I 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 low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, anger, stress and overwhelm, work/life balance, identity and belonging, sexuality, relationship issues, transitions and change, and bereavement and loss.

I can support you to develop your sense of self-worth, to connect with your own creativity, to define yourself in relationships, and to live a more satisfying life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a psychotherapist and counsellor in 2014 at Spectrum Therapy and hold an Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills and a Spectrum Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Spectrum is a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) registered organisation for humanistic and integrative psychotherapy based in London. I continue to engage in personal and professional development with Spectrum-trained therapists, supervisors and trainers. I draw primarily on Gestalt therapy (developing awareness) and Formative Psychology (influencing experience somatically) as a basis for my work.

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 in private practice at a complimentary health centre in London SE4. I have also volunteered as a counsellor at City Lit, an adult education provider in Covent Garden, and at the mental health charity Mind in Haringey.

I have found therapy valuable in periods of significant personal and professional transition in my own life, and work with others who are managing unexpected change or seeking to make desired change. My experience in diverse professional environments, from universities to public bodies and private sector consultancy, informs my therapeutic work with people who are managing stress and overwhelm in relation to their work/university studies and seeking a better work/life balance.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Additional information

Each session lasts for 50 minutes.
I offer some reduced cost places to people unable to pay the full fee.

When I work

I offer sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Current availability and online/in-person options will vary. 

Further information

If you'd like to get in touch, email or give me a call. We can have an initial phone conversation (20 minutes, free of charge) to discuss how we might work together. If you would like to proceed with sessions after the call, we can set up a date and time to meet. 

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Angela Poulter
Angela Poulter