Angela Richardson, Reg. MBACP (Accred) - Counsellor and Supervisor
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I offer counselling at times when life experiences can bring emotional difficulties that impact on our well-being and relationships. I work by helping you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental environment. My approach to working with clients is to build a trusting relationship where we work together to talk about your concerns. I have experience in working with a variety of issues, some of which might be difficult to share, but I provide a safe space for you to explore these.
I am a qualified Integrative counsellor and Clinical Supervisor, and am Accreditted with the BACP. This means that I adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. My accredited status means that I have been assessed and have demonstrated that I practice at a higher level.
I am trained to integrate Clarkson's five relationship model, and have added to this by undertaking further transpersonal training. As an Integrative counsellor, I draw upon different counselling theories that offer flexible ways of working with you, keeping your best interests in mind in our work together.
If you are having difficulties in your relationships, I can help you to talk about and explore these issues. These might be current or past relationship issues, and I can help you to be aware of re-occurring patterns such as why we are attracted to a certain type of person.
I work with a wide range of issues and have an interest in working with issues of diversity and difference, cultural issues, or issues that might be perceived as taboo or unspeakable in society, community or with family.
I am experienced in working with bereaved clients, including complex bereavement and clients bereaved by sudden or traumatic death. I work with clients who bring issues at the end of life, and work with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and other aspects of trauma or abuse in adulthood or childhood. I support survivors of rape and other aspects of sexual or ritual trauma, as well as working with adults who experienced neglect or emotional abuse in their lives.
I also work with clients who want to explore their present situations and I provide counselling for anxiety, depression, low self esteem, work related stress. Sometimes we find ourselves in a cycle with what feels like no way out, and change seems impossible. I work with clients to build confidence or help you to look at these issues and put strategies for coping or change in place.
I have experience working with counselling students and qualified therapists.
I have an established private practice and am a Practice Manager in a counselling agency as well as seeing clients who are referred by their employer and EAP. I have previously worked in local counselling services and in a bereavement service.
I offer Clinical Supervision.
Please see my website for further information.
'So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up within us'
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 6 Certificate in Clinical Supervision (CPTA, 2019)
- Accredited with the BACP (2018)
- Foundation Degree in Counselling (The Open University, 2017)
- Diploma in Transpersonal Couples Counselling (CCPE, 2016)
- BACP Certificate of Profiviency (2015)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Integrative (CPTA, 2015)
- Bereavement Counselling Training (2013)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies and Theory (2013)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (2012)
I attend regular Professional Development workshops. and training including:
- Certified Clinical Trauma Profession Training Level 1 & 2 (CCTP), PESI (2020)
- The impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities (2020)
- Working with bereavement and complex grief (2020)
- How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer (BACP / Open University, May 2020)
- Working Practically with Dissociation: Therapeutic tools for trauma professionals
- When psyche becomes soul - psychodynamic perspectives (BACP CPD hub)
- Perinatal mental health (BACP CPD hub)
- ‘We’re here, we’re queer, we don’t drink beer’: The intersections of gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, religiosity and non-heterosexual British South East Asian women (BACP CPD hub)
- BACP Private Practice Conference: Loss: What does it mean for me now?
- Accredited with the Foundation of Infant Loss
- Working with survivors and those bereaved or affected by disaster (terrorism, technological and natural disaster) - London Bridge and Manchester attacks, Grenfell and tsunami, for example
- Grief when a child dies at any age (St Christopher's Hospice)
- Working with bereaved older people
- Grief across cultures
- Bereft as an experience
- Accredited with the Foundation of Infant Loss Training
- Childhood sexual abuse within families
- Understanding borderline personality disorder
- Working with dreams
- Working with clients with eating disorde
- Attachment theory in clinical practice
- Working with anxious clients
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Difference and diversity
Identity and belonging
Individuals - 45.00
Counselling trainees - £30.00
Organisations - £50.00
Supervision - £50.00 for 60 minutes
Concessions offered for
I am available at various times on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
For low cost Counselling please visit www.onevisioncounselling.co.uk
This service is based in Deptford SE8.