Angie West BSc (Econ), PG Dip Counselling, MBACP (Accred)

Angie West BSc (Econ), PG Dip Counselling,  MBACP (Accred)

Barnabas Arts House
New Ruperra Street
NP20 2BB

01633 375536 / 07958140241

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About me

Welcome to Brighter Futures Counselling.
I am a fully qualified and BACP Accredited Counsellor with 15 years experience in the counselling field. My main approaches are CBT and Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy, both recommended by NICE as effective approaches for depression and anxiety.
Counselling is an opportunity for you to explore emotions, thoughts and experiences in a safe, confidential space. And importantly, counselling will support you to find ways to move forward, to help you feel more positive about yourself and the future and to help you make the changes you want to make.

The main therapies I am experienced in and use are:
Person-centred: where the needs of the client drive the direction of therapy.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Looking at how our thoughts influence our behaviour and developing goals and solutions to change them.
Psychodynamic: how we are today is rooted in past experiences.
I am also experienced in Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focussed Therapy and Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy. I  practise and deliver mindfulness to groups and individuals, which is proven to help reduce stress and anxiety
I also currently work as a Student Counsellor at University of South Wales.

The first step is a first introductory session, to find out whether counselling might be helpful and whether I am the right Counsellor for you.Use the contact details to get in touch. The Introductory Session would be a reduced rate.

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited member of BACP since 2012
Podtgraduate Certificate in Counselling.(2005)
Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Integrative. (2007)
BSC Econ Sociology and Social Policy. (1996)

My experience of issues and situations include:
Eating disorders
  Prior to being a Counsellor, I worked in varying mental health settings for 6 years and also ran behaviour change groups.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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£45 per 1 hour session.

Further information

My email address is

The location of Brighter Futures Counselling is:
Barnabas Arts House, New Ruperra St, Newport, NP20 2BB. The room I have inside is very confidential, allowing you complete privacy.
There is plenty of parking outside on the street and is close to bus stops and it is 5 minutes walk from the centre of Newport.

Maps & Directions

Newport, NP20 2BB

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mon-Fri 9:30 - 5 Evening appointments available

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Brighter Futures offers clinical supervision to individual Counsellors and Therapists and Care Professionals.

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