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About me

I offer a secure, welcoming and respectful place where you will be valued and truly heard.

The way we each experience painful feelings is as unique as our individual fingerprints. There is no set formula or timeline to feeling better. Counselling can help.

Counselling can help you to:

  • know yourself better
  • develop healthy coping strategies
  • clarify issues that matter to you
  • deal with difficult feelings and emotions
  • promote your ability to resolve problems

You will have the space you need to explore and talk about difficult feelings and challenging life circumstances without feeling pressured.

I offer counselling in a variety of ways enabling you to pick what feels most comfortable for you.

Your options are:

  • In Person Counselling at Riverside Wellbeing in Whaley Bridge, High Peak.
  • Telephone Counselling - I conduct all telephone

    sessions from my private office. You will receive a call from me at your appointment time. All you require is a private setting and a comfortable place to sit.

  • Virtual Counselling - No application downloads are

    required to meet with me virtually. I use a system called doxy.me which is end to end encrypted. I’ll email you the invitation link before your first session. All you have to do is click on it at your appointment time and it will take you directly to my virtual meeting room.

  • One-to-one Outdoor Therapy - Outdoor therapy sessions combine the conventional outcomes of indoor therapy with the known benefits of connecting with the natural world. We may walk, meander, sit on a bench or a bit of each. Whatever feels most comfortable and natural for you.

Regardless of the type of sessions you chose I'm committed to providing the same high standard of care.

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm a professionally trained counsellor with a Diploma in Counselling Practice. My core training is psychodynamic but I use a variety of different approaches. My aim is to tailor how I work to what best serves each client.

I'm a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework.

I have experience working with clients who have experienced a wide range of issues.

My passion for nature and the outdoors runs deep and I've completed Continuing Professional Development Training in Outdoor Therapy.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Chronic Illness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Long Covid

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From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

You decide what works best for you.


  • £45 for 60 minute in person counsellingsessions at Riverside Wellbeing
  • £40 for telephone and virtual counselling  
  • £50 for outdoor therapy sessions, however you can block book 4 sessions in advance at £45 per session.

Payment can be made in cash or by bank transfer.


Working mornings, late afternoons and early evening.

Further information

To establish if we could potentially work well together, I offer a free 30-minute introductory session by telephone or virtual appointment. It will take place soon after you contact me

All you need to do to prepare is to be sitting somewhere you feel comfortable to talk.

Should we decide to work together, further appointments will follow on a weekly or fortnightly basis depending on what works best for you.

Sessions are not limited to a set number. We will work together as long as you need within the parameters of the counselling relationship.

Riverside Wellbeing
1 Market Street
Whaley Bridge
High Peak
SK23 7AA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Working in-person at Riverside Wellbeing in Whaley Bridge which is a wheel chair accessible space.

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Angela Williamson: In Person, telephone & virtual counsellor. Outdoor therapist.

Angela Williamson: In Person, telephone & virtual counsellor. Outdoor therapist.