Angela Williamson

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MBACP (Accred) Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Available for new clients
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Bakewell DE45 & Buxton SK17
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, my name is Angela and I’m an experienced psychotherapist, accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). Trying to resolve issues that are troubling you by yourself can feel isolating and overwhelming. You don’t have to do it alone. Reaching out for help is a proactive first step in starting to feel better.

It is very natural to feel nervous about coming to counselling for the first time. I understand and never lose sight of this. I provide a welcoming, safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to talk about what is troubling you and be heard. Talking to me is different from talking to a friend or a family member. You can speak freely without having to protect anyone’s feelings. 

What to expect
Utilising my experience, I tailor counselling sessions to each of my client’s specific needs and personality. You are as unique as your individual fingerprints and deserve a counselling experience that reflects this. We will work at your pace.

My psychodynamic training and integrative counselling experience enables me to build a toolkit of coping strategies and self-awareness tools suited to your specific needs. I will routinely email and strategies that we’ve explored during your session as a pdf or infographic between sessions for you to keep and refer to should you wish to. 

I work with individuals, couples, and teens.

Where we’ll meet
I offer a variety of counselling options so you can pick what feels most comfortable for you. 

In person: In my counselling practice in Bakewell. Located just outside the main shopping area on a lovely green space with plenty of free parking.

Online: The system I use for online appointments is called which complies with the security and privacy requirements of the healthcare industry and is a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapyapproved online platform. Simply click on the link I send you at your appointment time to meet with me. No cumbersome application downloads needed.  

Outdoors in nature (walk and talk therapy): Available in the Bakewell and Buxton areas. If the thought of sitting in a counselling room feels daunting or you find it difficult to sit for any length of time, walk and talk therapy might be a better fit for you. Walk and talk incorporates being outdoors in nature with the integrative approach to therapy I use in the counselling room.

Telephone: I call you at your appointment time for telephone sessions.
When we’ll meet - appointment times
I offer flexible weekday appointments between 8:00am to 7:15pm. I also offer some additional later evening appointment times online and over the phone.
Appointments are:

  • 50 minutes for individuals in the counselling room, online or over the phone
  • 60 minutes for couples
  • 60 minutes for walk and talk

If you’re ready to give counselling a try or would like to schedule a complimentary introductory telephone consultation (20 minutes) do get in touch. I aim to answer all enquiries within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced psychotherapist, accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). 

In my time working as a psychotherapist, I have supported (and continue to support) clients with many issues, including anxiety, relationship issues, depression and low mood, low self-esteem, life transitions, phobias, living with chronic illness (including CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia), acute illness, adults who have cancer, clients who've lost loved ones, issues from childhood, PTSD, and work-related and family stress. 

My initial counselling experience was gained in a hospice setting and working with NHS staff. I now work exclusively as an integrative psychotherapist in private practice.

My work experience has always been people centred and I started my career as a Human Resources Generalist. I have a bachelor’s degree in human resources management. 

Transitioning into working with people on a more personal level was a natural progression for me. I achieved a graduate certificate with Coach U and moved into coaching. 

Following a health setback, I devoted my time and energies to becoming a qualified psychotherapist and I’ve never looked back. Working with clients, providing a safe space to talked about their issues and finding ways to cope and live a more fulfilled life is more than a job for me. It’s a vocation.


  • Aim Award Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice – Psychodynamic
  • Aim Awards Level 3 Certificate in Counselling 
  • Certificate in Outdoor Therapy (Taking Therapy outside - Understanding Therapeutic Practice in Outdoor Natural Spaces)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
  • Anxiety Awareness Certificate
  • OCD Awareness Certificate
  • Understanding Phobias Certificate
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • BACP Accreditation Certificate

I receive regular professional supervision and participate in frequent Continued Professional Development to ensure that I provide the highest level of service. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£40.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Telephone consultation (Approximately 20 minutes) - Free

  • Individual In-Person Counselling £50 
  • Individual Online Counselling £45
  • Telephone Counselling £45
  • Walk and Talk Therapy £50
  • Couples Counselling £60.00 

Block booking available for 6 sessions: Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy - £280

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer flexible weekday appointments between 8:00am to 7:15pm.

I also offer some additional later evening appointment times online and over the phone.

Further information

I work with both short and long term clients.

Currently availability for new clients.

Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45

Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Angela Williamson
Angela Williamson