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Dip Level 4 MBACP Individual

About me

Hello I'm Angela and I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor in Essex. I can offer a safe and confidential environment either face to face or online to work alongside you on your journey. I fully understand that taking the step into counselling can be daunting and I am sensitive to how nervous you might feel.

We will work on your journey together and at a pace that is comfortable for you. Counselling really can be the chance to work through issues, challenges and difficulties we face in our lives.

Being an integrative counsellor means I can work in a variety of ways to suit you. This can involve creative interventions.

I have a strong belief and passion for counselling and enjoy supporting individuals in making those steps towards change. Counselling really can empower you by talking and challenging yourself to make changes. The sessions would give the time to talk in a safe and confidential environment. I can offer face to face with off street parking, telephone or online.

If you wish to contact me either by phone or email we could  set up a free 30 minute consultation to discuss how this would work and for you to feel coable to ask any questions. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy / Individual Member
  • Level 4  NCS Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
  • Level 3  NCS Certificate in Counselling Theory
  • Level2 Certificate in Listening Skills
  • I have worked within an agency for addiction
  • I have also worked with individuals and students in private practice

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


From £40.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fee is negotiable 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I offer a safe space with off street parking or I am able to work online with you if you prefer. 

Basildon, Essex, SS13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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