Dr Angela Todd
Deciding to seek psychotherapy or counselling can feel daunting, so I hope this information offers you some help in deciding the next step.
I am a registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist with over 20 years of experience of offering individual, couple and family therapy, supervision and consultation in independent practice and the NHS. My NHS experience has been in the field of health psychology, supporting individuals who have been diagnosed with conditions such as Cancer, HIV, Diabetes and Kidney failure as well as in staff support and employee assistance.
I have extensive experience of working with people facing a wide range of difficulties including relational difficulties, depression and anxiety, bereavement and loss, trauma, sexual abuse and health related anxiety. My experience also encompasses working with diversity and cross-cultural issues.
My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is essentially positive, forward looking and optimistic. Although particular attention is paid to the immediate problem and interactions in the here-and-now, it can be helpful to reflect on the links between the present and past, because past experiences can have a significant effect on responses to the present.
I do not follow one specific theoretical orientation and would describe myself as an integrative psychologist. I am able to draw on a number of theoretical models and applications seeking to find what suits my client best. There is no "one size fits all" approach.
Finding the right therapist is crucial - therapeutic fit is a key factor in developing a strong therapeutic alliance - and so I welcome any questions you may have in helping you decide if I am the right person for you to see.
I offer both short term and long term therapy. Sessions are weekly, usually on the same day and at the same time.
I work from a quiet and tranquil space in Harborne. Parking is available.
Training, qualifications & experience
1988 BA (Hons) (Counselling Psychology) University of Stellenbosch
1991 MA (Counselling Psychology) University of Johannesburg
1998 D Litt et Phil University of Johannesburg
I am a qualified clinical supervisor and completed UK training at the University of Surrey (2003). I have supervised both clinical and counselling psychology trainees in the NHS as well as qualified psychologists both in the UK and South Africa.
I am able to provide individual or group supervision to other mental health professionals and professionals who work in health care settings.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with women who have undergone or choose to undergo risk reducing mastectomy and the potential impact this can have on them as well as with those who go into early menopause as a result of their cancer treatment.
I also welcome clients who wish to engage in therapy for personal development reasons.
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
My fees are realistic and fairly reflect the value of my experience and service and are discussed and agreed prior to commencing therapy.
If you have private health insurance, sessions may be covered. Please discuss this with me at the time of enquiry. I am an approved provider with AxaPPP, BUPA, Aviva, Vitality Health, Nuffield Health and WPA
I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and abide by the BPS Code of Ethics and Conduct.
I am GDPR compliant and registered with the Information Commisioner’s Office.
Personal information will not be disclosed without your consent, with the only exceptions being if it was deemed necessary to protect you or another person from harm or being subpoenaed by a court of law.