Angela Williamson: Qualified Counsellor and BACP Member
I provide a confidential, welcoming space for you to talk about what’s troubling you, and to start feeling better.
Reaching out for help is a brave and courageous step, and it's important that you find a counsellor you feel comfortable with.
This is why I offer an initial session at half my regular rate. You get to experience what it feels like to work with me and can decide if it's a good fit for you.
I offer flexible weekday appointment times, including early mornings and evenings if that fits best with your schedule.
Sessions can be face to face, over the phone or online. If you prefer to walk and talk or sit outside and chat, we can pick a place where you feel comfortable.
I can help with:
- Relationship issues
- Anxiety and depression
- Stress and work related issues
- Self-confidence and self esteem
- Life changes and transitions: job loss, family changes, returning to work after an extended break, and retirement
- Chronic Illness: dealing with feelings of isolation and loneliness, adjusting to life following a diagnosis, and developing coping strategies
I work with both short- and long-term clients. We'll go at your pace.
If you’re ready to give counselling a try, send me a text, email or WhatsApp. I'll respond as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice and a CPD certificate in outdoor therapy.
I’ve gained my experience in a hospice setting and working with NHS staff.
I work with many issues including trauma, anxiety, depression and work-related stress. My experience includes working with adults who have cancer, and clients who've lost loved ones.
I also work people who live with chronic illnesses (like fibromyalgia and CFS/M.E.). If you're struggling with an illness and the accompanying feelings of isolation, loneliness, loss, anxiety, anger and being misunderstood, do get in touch. I understand and I can help.
I'm a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their Ethical Framework.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
- £40 for telephone, virtual and walk and talk sessions
- £45 for face to face sessions at Riverside Wellbeing in Whaley Bridge
Half the standard fee for your first session. Do get in touch to schedule yours.
Early morning appointments available (before business hours).
Appointments outside my standard working hours may be available by arrangement.
I offer your first session at half my regular rate, so you can decide if working with me feels like a good fit for you.
Sessions are 60 minutes. Most clients meet with me weekly or every second week.
I work with both short and long term clients.
Do get in touch to book your first session. I respond to all texts, WhatsApp messages and email enquiries as soon as possible.