Angela Simmons

Angela Simmons


Palmeira, Hove


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Palmeira, Hove


About me

With over 20 years experience, I work face to face in my rooms in Steyning and Hove and have a particular interest in working, via Skype or the telephone, with clients from all over the world or with levels of disability who are unable to visit me in person.

A warm and insightful counsellor, I am dedicated to finding ways of improving the lives of those of you who come to me seeking help.

I believe that counselling truly is your journey of a lifetime, your magical mystery tour. You may come to counselling feeling cornered, restricted and encumbered, trussed up in chicken wire, strapped into a straitjacket or tangled up in swaddling.

Maybe you feel as if you are living inside a glass bubble; you can see the world outside it but seem unable to communicate in the way you or others want, and feel unable to feel what you or others would like you, to feel about the people and things outside of your bubble. You may feel your head is full of sticky black cobwebs, rendering your brain unable to move at the normal pace.

If you are feeling any of those things, are struggling to make decisions, are undergoing relationship difficulties or are looking to enjoy a quality of life that seems to elude you,  counselling can help you achieve that equilibrium. Yes, it can feel a terrifyingly risky first step. Yes, it can be painful, but there is laughter and humour too - and growth along the way. Given time, patience, and above all courage and trust in yourself, your counsellor and the partnership between you, you really can achieve that.

I use Psychodynamic and Person-centred approaches and have had 20 years experience in counselling, with 8 years in Mental Health, enabling me to identify problems which may need additional help from services other than from counselling alone.

Training, qualifications & experience

I started my training with Sussex Counselling - a Person-Centred discipline over three years, in 1989 and continued with a diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from 1995 to 1998. During this period I was working in a Community Mental Health team with other Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Community Psychiatric Nurses and Occupational Therapists where I gained valuable experience of working with people with serious mental illness as well as those with anxiety and depression alongside other professionals in the field.

I have maintained my professional integrity by undertaking plenty of Continuing Professional Development training and am about to start training in couples counselling - a subject which interests me greatly.

I have had regular supervision throughout my 20 years as a counsellor.

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For individuals I make no charge for our first, fact-finding session together.

Fees: Individuals £45. Couples and families £60 for each 50 minute session.

Maps & Directions

Steyning,, BN44
Palmeira, Hove, BN3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Fluent in French


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I currently have spaces during the daytime and have some evening and weekend slots

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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