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About me

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
  • Bereavement
  • 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.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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Fees

From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees

  • £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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Early morning appointments available (before business hours).

Appointments outside my standard working hours may be available by arrangement.

Further information

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.

Whaley Bridge
High Peak
SK23

Buxton
SK17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
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: Qualified Counsellor and BACP Member

Angela Williamson: Qualified Counsellor and BACP Member