Angela Shipley BSc (Hons), MA, DipHE

Angela Shipley BSc (Hons), MA, DipHE

Reigate Counselling Practice
1A Bancroft Road

07784 526 328

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About me


Coming to counselling for the first time can be daunting and takes some courage. What I can offer is a confidential, non-judgemental and empathic space where you feel safe to explore your feelings and emotions. Counselling can have a significant impact on your life however it will not always feel easy. Together we can work through your individual situation, helping you gain insight, increase self-confidence and enhance your coping mechanisms to support you to move forward.

I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and work with adults on a one to one basis recognising that our past experiences influence our present behaviours and feelings.

I am professionally qualified and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) which means I adhere to its ethical framework and am committed to offering the highest standard of professional therapeutic care and continued professional development.

I am extremely passionate about my work and have experience working within the private and voluntary sector as a counsellor. I have worked with many people, helping with their own unique difficulties and histories.

For more than ten years’ I have also worked in the mental health field and gained experience beyond the counselling room. I have worked in various voluntary sector organisation supporting vulnerable clients.

Most people at some point in their lives will struggle with painful feelings or may feel overwhelmed by past or present experiences. These can make us feel lost, anxious, confused, helpless, distressed or angry, sometimes without us knowing why.

Counselling is also not just for supporting people through a crisis. Many people come to counselling to explore and get a better understanding of themselves and their lives. Whatever you are experiencing, it can be difficult to explain how we feel to the people who are closest to us. Sometimes it is easier to talk to someone who is separate from your everyday life.

Some examples of the areas I can work with:

-  Overwhelmed by stress

-  During times of loss or loneliness.

-  Unhappiness

-  Depression

-  Anxiety

-  Stress

-  When it is proving difficult to move on after the death of a loved one.

-  Feeling anxious, concerned, or worried about life and the future.

-  Challenged by difficult life events

-  Experiencing relationships difficulties with a partner, family member, friend or colleague.

-  Low self-esteem or confidence

-  Following redundancy, or wanting to change career

-  Feeling of needing some support

-  Feelings of frustration or anger, sometimes from nowhere.

Whatever difficulty you are experiencing, counselling offers you a place where you can be understood and heard, safe in the knowledge that your words and feelings will be treated with dignity and respect.

If you feel counselling can help and are considering counselling with me, I will ask to meet for an initial 90 introductory session where we will discuss your needs, begin to understand some of the difficulties and decide if we are comfortable working together.

After this if you decide to continue with counselling we will agree a regular day and time to meet for our 50 minute sessions.

If you feel like I could help you at this time you can contact me on 07784 526 328.

If I am unable to pick up the phone, please leave your name, number and a short message and I will return your call.  I understand it is difficult to pick up the phone and I would be happy to hear from you by email.

You can also contact me through my website at

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.

MA Psychoanalytic Studies.

BSc with Honours in Psychology.

I am extremely passionate about my work and have experience working within the private and voluntary sector as a counsellor and have experience working with many people with their own unique difficulties and histories.

Outside of counselling I continue to work in and have over 10 years experiencing working in the mental health field in various voluntary sector organisation supporting vulnerable clients.

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Accredited register membership


We will agree a fee for each session at the start of your counselling journey. The fee will be on a sliding scale starting from £40 – £70 per session depending on your individual circumstances.

Maps & Directions

Reigate, RH2 7RP

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults