Angela Walsh BSc (Hons) MBACP States of Mind
Systemic Counselling for Individuals: (See below for) Eco Therapy:
Current Invitation to Telephone Counselling:Within the current situation of Corona Virus, I am aware of the changes to how we are needing and choosing to live amongst our social and work communities. These changes themselves may bring about uncomfortable uncertainties for some, and also may increase isolation - which may increase vulnerability within our mental health: As human beings we tend to do better in company. It may be that you wish to talk about how these issues are affecting you; it may be that you, within this newer context, will feel more able to protect your physical health by talking with me over the 'phone, rather than in person.
I am a Systemic Counsellor, and I offer a service for individual adults, and young people, whereby we can meet and talk together, in confidence, about any of life's problems which might be troubling you. I will respect and honour your unique life story.
My belief is that the emotions and moods which you may be experiencing are a natural communication of what is going on in your life. These feelings may be communicating some disturbance in and around you, and this could be a useful time to be coming along to Counselling.
We can have conversations which reveal the themes and stories influencing your experiences, and the way you feel; we will learn about what connects you with the networks, relationships, and environments of your life (family, partners, work colleagues, friends, neighbourhood).
There will be values, strengths and resources in the story of who you are. As we make sense of the different parts that make you an individual, we will discover openings to develop different experiences and fuller meanings for your life, in the here and now, and maybe for the future.
Standard counselling sessions can last between 50-60 minutes. Sometimes clients find that, the hour goes very quickly, and it can be helpful to book for a longer session. Sessions lasting for 90 minutes (one and a half hours) are now available
Eco-Therapy for individuals and small groups:
Experience your connections with the greatest system of all - the natural world.
You are invited to join me, individually or as part of a small group walking through beautiful countryside, to experience your sense of self and discover authentic meanings for your life.
This guided Systemic, and therapeutic, experience is open to anyone who struggles with their emotions, moods, relationships, and is living in an uncomfortable world. It may be used as a useful addition to Counselling.
Remove yourself from the pressures which coincide with living in today's society, and make connections with, and through, nature.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Systemic Counselling.
BSc in Systemic Counselling Studies.
The Family Institute Basic Competence for Counselling in placement with Children and Young People.
The Family Institute Diploma Level 5 Systemic Counselling Studies.
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
- Understanding Domestic Abuse, MARAC and Risk
- Substance Abuse Awareness
- Domestic Abuse:Effects on Children
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills
- ACT Therapy training
- Safeguarding Children, Recognition, Referral, and the Child Protection Process.
- Hidden Sentence Training
- Protection of Adults Level 3
- Working with Children/young persons
- Introduction to Play Therapy Continued Professional Development:
- Way of the Horse: Taster day for Counsellors wishing to explore Equine Assisted Therapy
- Beyond Shame: Helping Clients recover Pride and Self Worth in Psychotherapy
- Moving Carpets: A Systemic Approach to working with Borderline Personality Disorder
- Mind in Body: The Self of the Systemic Therapist in Practice and Everyday Life
- Exploring Personal Identities
I have nine years experience Counselling with Adults, and young people, within the voluntary sector, and am used to working alongside various diagnoses of mental health disorders.
Further experience is 20 months, ongoing, in Private Systemic Practice, offering additional Eco therapy and now inviting clients to Telephone Counselling, as appropriate.
Some four hundred client hours of Telephone Counselling experience.
Six months experience, ongoing, in voluntary role as part of a Systemic Family Intervention Therapy team.
Ongoing Systemic practice as part of a team of counsellors offering NHS referral and EAP face to face therapy.
Able to integrate, and, trained in various models of Counselling; preferred approaches are Systemic, Existential, and Solution Focus: Methodologies are Dialogue and Narrative.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Your Counselling can be short term, long term, single-session, or open-ended.
Alternative or Additional Eco-Therapy available by request.
For face-to-face counselling sessions lasting 50-60 minutes, your price guide (revised October 2019) is:
For face-to-face counselling sessions lasting 90 minutes your price guide is:
Telephone Counselling by arrangement:
Your price guide is £25.00 per hour
Eco Therapy experiences can be arranged in sessions lasting from around 2 hours up to around 5 hours.
Your price guide is between £35 - 65 for individual bookings. Discounts within group bookings.
2 hours at £35 per person
3 hours at £45 per person
4 hours at £55 per person
5 hours at £65 per person incl. packed lunch
Individual discounts within Small Group bookings.
Discounts for group bookings
I have spent my life living and working amongst different communities, urban and rural.
Key interests are:
The natural world, countryside, walking my dogs. I Music, and art. Ecology of the planet, and of people.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Face to face or Telephone Counselling / Tuesdays, weekday evenings, and Saturday mornings.
Eco therapy also incl. weekends
Types of client