Angela Wratten

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Counsellor PNCPS (Acc), BAED QTS
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Birchington CT7 & Chessington KT9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Angela. I offer online video counselling across the UK, as well as face to face /in-person therapy from my counselling room in Birchington (within a 10-20 min drive of Margate, Broadstairs, St. Peter's, Ramsgate, Thanet, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Sandwich area and Canterbury in Kent.)

I am passionate about helping and supporting clients move from a place of feeling unhappy, frustrated or anxious to  ‘feeling better’.  If you have an issue in your life or at work causing you upset, or a problem with your partner or family member or someone in your life or you’re feeling a bit lost or you've had a loss in your life. Everyone can feel overwhelmed after an overwhelming experience. It’s natural. When feeling overwhelmed, it can be good to talk this through with a counsellor. Everyone is different. Counselling with me could be the next step you can take towards 'feeling better'.

I am flexible & offer long and short term counselling and we go at a pace that suits you. We may end up laughing, crying, experiencing a whole range of emotions as we work our way through whatever it is that brings you to counselling. No judgements from me - all I ask is that you are honest with me as we navigate the journey together.

Online counselling suits those that appreciate the convenience and comfort of accessing therapy online, in your own home, at work or anywhere you choose. 

No need for travel time and it’s easier to fit a session in during your day, in a lunch break, between work meetings, school pick ups or other life needs, or if you find getting about harder due to medical or accessibility reasons.

Face to face counselling together will take place in my therapy room in Birchington. The room is furnished comfortably and separated from the house to ensure space, privacy and confidentiality. The therapy room has toilet and kitchenette facilities and is accessible via a gravel pathway followed by three steps (therefore unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access and consideration required for those with physical disabilities).  The Counselling room is easily accessible by public transport with bus stops and train station within 10 minute walk and plenty of free parking in neighbouring roads.

If you think that I match what you are looking for in a counsellor then just get in touch with me and we can arrange a free no-obligation phone consultation or to book an appointment. We can then discuss together how I can help you to ‘feel better’. I look forward to meeting you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling for adults plus an additional Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People, Certificate in Counselling Skills and Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling. I am in regular supervision and am fully insured.

I originally trained and qualified with a BA Ed Teaching degree, before spending many years working in several Government Departments in Civil Service roles. I have also worked in various business organisations and schools, alongside providing counselling at a local charity and in my Private Practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

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Fees

£45.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Counselling sessions are charged at £45-55 per hour session for individuals.

The fee should be paid promptly within 48 hours of booking each agreed session, by bank transfer. The fee will be reviewed/discussed annually and as any circumstances change for the client. Payment instructions will be shared with you when you are sent your booking confirmation email invitation.

I also offer a limited number of low cost/ reduced rate places for low income/ students, whilst other concessions may be considered depending upon individual circumstances, so please contact me to discuss if cost is an issue.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work Monday to Fridays 8am - 6pm and will respond to any queries at my earliest opportunity during my working hours. I will try my best to be flexible, diary permitting.

Further information

Face to face counselling together will take place in my therapy room in Birchington. The room is furnished comfortably and separated from the house to ensure space, privacy and confidentiality. The annex building has toilet and kitchenette facilities for comfort breaks. Regarding accessibility, there is a gravel pathway followed by three concrete steps into the counselling room; therefore unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access and limited access for those with some physical disabilities so further consideration should be discussed during the initial consultation call. 

The Counselling room is easily accessible by public transport - nearest bus stop  Canterbury Road/Epple Road a 4 minute walk away and Birchington Train Station a 12 minute walk. There is no parking available on-site but plenty of free parking available nearby in neighbouring roads (including Alpha Road, Cross Road and Epple Bay Road; however cars or cycles are left at the owner’s own risk. 

It is the responsibility of the client to ensure they have any necessary medication with them at all times for any medical conditions for example, epilepsy, allergies (asthma inhaler or Epipen) and to be honest with the counsellor so that any action plans can be agreed together.

Additionally, I'm trained in offering online video counselling sessions and am happy to discuss the following options, such as telephone and email counselling with clients, if appropriate.

I can provide walk and talk counselling therapy in the Birchington and Westgate on Sea coastal areas, if the weather is fine and my diary permits. This option is available following at least two face to face or online video counselling sessions, depending on therapy needs and subject to accessibility and considerations. Happy to discuss.

Birchington, Kent, CT7

Chessington, KT9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

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Angela Wratten
Angela Wratten