Angie West BSc (Econ), PG Dip Counselling, MBACP (Accred)
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:
Prior to being a Counsellor, I worked in varying mental health settings for 6 years and also ran behaviour change groups.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£45 per 1 hour session.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon-Fri 9:30 - 5 Evening appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Brighter Futures offers clinical supervision to individual Counsellors and Therapists and Care Professionals.View supervision profile