Angela Varnham (Adv Dip Counselling and Dip in Clinical Supervision)MBACP
I have 20 years experience offering counselling and 10 years experience in clinical supervision. In private practice we will work together to tailor a service that matches your needs, whether this be long or short term counselling.
As a person centred counsellor I believe that we all have within us the answers that are needed and counselling is an exploration of your problems and concerns. Working together, in a safe, warm, non-judgemental environment, we can clarify a way forward that feels comfortable for you.
As a qualified supervisor I have been trained to recognise,respect and work within different modalities of counselling and psychotherapy. I am able to offer one to one or group supervision and have experience in writing training reports for counselling students if required. I am familiar with and able to work to the requirements of a variety of training courses.
I work confidentially and to the BACP Ethical Framework and I have supervision for all of my work.
I have designed and presented some Continual Professional Development (CPD) day courses.
Training, qualifications & experience
I originally trained as a Therapy Radiographer treating cancer patients until I left work to have my three children. Whilst working in radiotherapy I had started to wonder how people coped emotionally with the devastating news of a cancer diagnosis. So I retrained and did a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and started counselling in 1999. A potentially life threatening illness such as cancer brings forward anxiety, stress, depression and whole life stories, as often happens when life changes dramatically. This didn't only apply to a cancer diagnosis. People have life events and losses that are equally devastating to them. That may be loss of a child, a parent, a partner, a job perhaps through redundancy, confidence and meaning. These losses can cause debilitating anxiety and /or depression with a loss of direction in life. Sometimes there doesn't appear to be a specific reason for how you may be feeling.
I did the Cruse Bereavement training course and later a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and started supervising qualified and trainee counsellors in 2009.
I also attend to my own CPD.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life limiting illnesses, anticipatory grief work, death anxiety
I work Monday,Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Friday with some evening appointments available.
My Fees are: £40 an hour for counselling.
£45 an hour for supervision or £60 for an hour and a half with a reduced rate for trainees.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday Friday with some evening appointments .
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and have been supervising trainees and qualified counsellors since 2009 and counselling since 1999.View supervision profile