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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.