Angela Shipley BSc (Hons), MA, DipHE
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.
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and what I can offer is a confidential, non-judgemental and empathic space where you feel safe to explore your feelings and emotions. 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 extremely passionate about my work and have worked with many people, helping with their own unique difficulties and histories. Whatever difficulty you are experiencing, I can 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.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
MA Psychoanalytic Studies.
BSc with Honours in Psychology.
I have experience working within the private and voluntary sector as a counsellor.
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.
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
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. I also have some concession spaces available for client on low incomes or students.