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.
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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Mon-Fri 9:30 - 5 Evening appointments available
Appointments are by telephone or zoom.
My email address is email@example.com