Angela Ruotolo || Online and In-Person Counsellor in NW London ||
I work with adult clients to find the approaches, tools and techniques which work best for them. This is done in a safe, confidential and collaborative environment. This comes from a grounding in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy which is a progressive type of therapy offering flexibility and builds on the latest understanding of neuroscience and how our minds, bodies and spirits are connected.
Therapy can be a life changing experience, a time for growth and exploration and/or personal development. You may be coming in the hope of resolving some past or current experience or issue and/or you may feel overwhelmed, confused lost and/or stuck. You might be experiencing difficult symptoms or unhelpful behaviours that inhibit you living life to the full. Whatever your reasons, I can help you find the right approach for you.
The first steps
Coming to therapy can be incredibly daunting and finding the right therapist can be challenging. It is really important that you find a therapist that you can work with and trust. I offer a noncommittal first session which I will only charge for if we decide to continue working together. This gives us the opportunity to find out if we are a good fit. Or if you prefer, you can email or text me to ask me questions and/or we can arrange a short complimentary phone consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited)
- MSc Social Research Methods
My training comprised an intensive 5-year course at The Minster Centre, one of Europe's leading Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy training centres. I am also completing an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at The Minster Centre.
I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I adhere to their ethical guidelines.
I have worked at various low cost Counselling services including MIND, where I saw a range of clients with diverse backgrounds. I also have experience working with young people at a University Counselling service. I also conduct assessments for potential clients at The Minster Centre.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Currently I am available for daytime sessions only on Wednesday and Thursday.
I am currently offering online (end to end encrypted video calls via Zoom) and telephone sessions. Subject to future restrictions, I will also be offering face to face sessions from 2021.