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About me

Hello, I am an experienced BACP registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist and understand that at times in your life you may encounter difficult or ‘stressful times’ which may leave you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, ‘stuck’ or lacking purpose.  As a Counsellor I provide a confidential setting in which to explore and assess issues which may be impacting on your life. I will treat you with warmth, respect and without judgement and work with you to help you experience a more fulfilling life.

I am an experienced BACP registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist and work with children aged 11+ adolescents, adults and couples.

I draw upon the humanistic theory of person-centred counselling which allows the counselling to be unique to you and focused on your life experiences. Your own subjective experience is of the highest importance to the work we would do. The focus is on your own self-development and achieving a greater understanding of ‘self’ to enable you to achieve your fullest potential and enabling you to find a place of acceptance, authenticity and empowerment within yourself. I also however will draw upon other models depending on your need and what will work best for you such as CBT and Solution Focused Therapy. I work in an empathic and non-judgemental way that provides you with a safe space to work through your challenges, meeting both long and short-term needs.

I can support and help you to make sense of what is going on, look at the emotions evoked and any underlying patterns of behaviour. Making the time and space to explore any problems you may be encountering in your daily life or any issues that may be troubling you from the past, is the first step in being able to resolve difficulties.

Depending on the nature of your issue/need I offer both short term and long term Counselling.

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
Angela Ruark MBACP Registered

Angela Ruark MBACP Registered