Angela Ruark MBACP Registered
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Please contact me directly to discuss fees.
Free initial 10 minute telephone consultation.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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