Angela Richardson, Reg. MBACP (Accred)
020 8698 6015 / 078 7461 8352
I offer counselling at times when life experiences can bring emotional difficulties that impact on our well-being and relationships. I work with individuals and couples and can help 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 working with individuals and couples, and a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist. 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. I have a person-centred grounding to my work and tend to integrate and draw upon psychodynamic and Transpersonal themes, or by exploring solution-focused approaches to help you achieve your goals.
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.
If you decide on couples-counselling, I can help you improve your communication and understanding of each other. I work with couples who bring a variety of issues, some of whom work towards staying together, and others who wish to have counselling to help them part well and facilitate a good ending.
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 in adulthood or childhood. I support survivors of rape and other aspects of sexual 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/Psychotherapy students and qualified therapists.
I have an established private practice and am a Practice Manager in a counselling agency. I have previously worked in local counselling services and in a bereavement service.
Please see my website for further information.
'So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up within us'
Training, qualifications & experience
- Accredited with the BACP (2018)
- Foundation Degree in Counselling (2017)
- Diploma in Transpersonal Couples Counselling (2016), CCPE
- BACP Certificate of Profiviency (2015)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Integrative (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:
Grief when a child dies at any age (St Christopher's Hospice)
Working with bereaved older people
Grief across cultures
Bereft as an experience
Infant Loss Training
Childhood sexual abuse within families
Understanding borderline personality disorder
Working with clients with eating disorders
Attachment theory in clinical practice
Working with anxious clients
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Difference and diversity
Identity and belonging
Individuals - £35 / £40 - 50 mins
Couples - £60 - 60 mins
Counselling trainees - £30 - 50 mins
Please contact me by email, telephone or text message and I will respond a soon as possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available at various times throughout the week.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|