About me

We all deserve to be  here as ourselves, to feel that our lives belong to us.  When this is not so, feelings of depression, sadness, loneliness, or anxiety can develop.    Sometimes the right conversation can help to untie the knots and  internal restrictions and help us to rediscover our sense of meaning and agency. 

I work with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, adjusting to life changes or decisions, or loss and bereavement.

I hold a 2.1 Honours degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling. I am fully insured and a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I work with adults, couples and children aged 11+. I have extensive experience working within the NHS as a Counsellor and working in Schools in Surrey

Please contact me for further information via my website, email or telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • B.Sc (Hons) in Applied Social Science
  • Certificate in Combined Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Registered member of the British Association of Counsellor and Psychotherapists and as a result of this affiliation I adhere to their Ethical Framework
  • Certificate in Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Certificate in Children Counselling Vocation Training Place2Be
  • Certificate in Working with Secondary Aged Young People
  • Certificate in Trans Awareness

As well as my private practice I also have experience working in:

  • Surrey Secondary Schools
  • NHS (Doctors Surgery)
  • Place 2 Be
  • YMCA

I have extensive experience working specifically with young people presenting with issues such as low self-esteem, bullying, difficulties arising from parental separation or divorce, identity issues, eating disorders, lack of self-confidence, friendship issues, exam stress.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Additional information

Please contact me directly to discuss fees.

Free initial 10 minute telephone consultation.

Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and as a result of this affiliation I adhere to their Ethical Framework.

I attend regular supervision to ensure that I am working in your best interests.

I carry full Professional Liability Insurance.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Online platforms

Angela Ruark

Angela Ruark