Angela Siddell, AJA: MBACP: IAAP.
I am a Jungian Analyst also known as an Analytical Psychologist.
I specialise in couple therapy. My analytical training informs this work. Couples have said such things as "you really get us". What they mean is I help them to really understand themselves.
I also specialise in individual time-limited therapy of up to 12 appointments (sometimes fewer sessions are all that are required) and open-ended psychodynamic therapy, which can last very many months.
My other specialisation is analysis, which can last longer and is held over 2 or more sessions each week. Higher frequency facilitates access to inner depths, both the shadow side of human nature and sources of healing.
I supervise psychotherapists, counsellors and psychologists.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been in private practice since 1996. For many years, my practice included counselling men and women in the finance industry, who were referred by national employee assistance programme providers.
My initial training in 1986 was with Marriage Care, a national counselling service for couples, where I qualified not only as a counsellor, but also as a supervisor and tutor.
I have a post graduate diploma in psychodynamic counselling through the University of Surrey, and a masters level advanced diploma in psychodynamic psychotherapy through WPF Kensington.
Jungian analytic training is much more intense than counselling or psychotherapy training. It requires trainees to have their own analysis with a minimum of 3 times a week sessions both before and throughout the training. The training at the Association of Jungian Analysts, where I qualified, typically takes about 4 years. It is a requirement that candidates are already qualified psychotherapists before embarking on the training.
I regularly participate in ongoing professional development to ensure my practice offers the best informed care.
My accrediting membership includes:-
International Association for Analytical Psychology, Zurich (IAAP)
Association of Jungian Analysts, London (AJA)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of issues I have successfully worked with include:-
Blocked creativity. Destructive habits. Personal development.
Sense of meaninglessness, Identity. Coping with illness and injuries.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
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My fee for an initial consultation is £100, which is payable at the end of the appointment. The consultation's duration is 50 minutes. Payment is by cheque or cash. I do not accept credit or debit cards. Fees for ongoing sessions are agreed between us when we meet and are from £100 - £125.
The fee for the initial consultation is £130, which is payable at the end of the appointment. The consultation's duration is 60 minutes. Payment is by cheque or cash only. Ongoing fees are from £120 to £150 and agreed between us when we meet.
Fees are mutually agreed.
"When an inner situation is not made conscious it happens outside, as fate..." C. G.Jung.
Talking with a professional analytical psychologist/psychoanalyst can help you gain more awareness and understanding of deeply rooted difficulties within yourself and difficulties in your relationships. No other type of therapist can help you do this at such depth. It can lead to ever deepening new perspectives of your situation and a continually increasing sense of personal choice. It can result in a feeling of well-being, to which you can return, in the future,when/if this is momentarily lost. It can also result in a richer connection to yourself, others and the world at large.
"Who looks outside dreams - who looks inside awakes". C.G.Jung.
I work during office hours and also evenings. I frequently work on Saturday mornings for initial consultations and couple work.
All sessions take place in a quiet, comfortable setting in St Mary and are completely confidential (in accordance with the ethical principals of the BACP). At our initial meeting you will be able to tell me what brings you and ask me anything you wish to know about counselling/psychotherapy to inform your choice as to whether or not to continue.
If we decide to continue, we shall arrange further sessions which take place at the same time and day each week. Normally they are once a week. The regularity of appointments is necessary as it helps when working with unconscious dynamics and provides a sense of continuity and containment. We shall discuss whether short-term or open-ended therapy is most helpful to you.
The above information applies to couples also, except for length of therapy. The model I choose to work with is 6 sessions then review, followed by another 6 sessions and a review, and so on if necessary. Sometimes less than 6 sessions are required.
Telephone or email enquiries are welcome. My telephone number is 01534 730102.
If I am unavailable to take your phone call, you can leave a message on my confidential answering machine. Please include in your message convenient times for me to return your call.
To email me, click on "email me" at the top of the page.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is parking space for up to 2 cars. My practice is also on a bus route.
I work weekdays and evenings and also Saturday mornings for initial consultations and sometimes for couple work.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have been supervising for over 30 years.