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Counsellor MNCS, BAED QTS

About me

Hi, I'm Angela. I offer online counselling across the UK from my office in Surrey and walk and talk counselling in the coastal villages of Birchington & Westgate on Sea in the Thanet Kent area.

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. 


Walk and talk counselling with me might suit you if you prefer the feeling of space, fresh air and nature or maybe the feeling of gentle movement and being re-energised as we walk and talk outdoors. I am not a fitness coach or personal trainer. I am offering more of a gentle walk around a country park area or sitting in a field or on a bench if preferred, as we talk together.

I currently offer a few weekday sessions for walk and talk therapy in the Westgate on Sea & Birchington area (within a 10-20 min drive of Margate, Broadstairs, St. Peter's, Ramsgate, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Sandwich area). These sessions are specifically for 1-1 counselling whilst we walk together outdoors on a public coastal path. I like to meet clients via online video counselling for 1 or 2 sessions first, before we agree together whether outdoor walk and talk sessions are appropriate for your needs. 

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

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling 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 Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Counselling sessions are charged at £50 per 50-minute 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 and critical keyworkers, 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

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

I also offer walk and talk counselling therapy in the Epsom / Chessington area if my diary permits. This option is available following at least two online video counselling sessions, depending on therapy needs and subject to accessiblity and considerations. Happy to discuss.

Birchington, Kent, CT7

Chessington, KT9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Our walk will take place in a public Country Park, with rural landscapes of fields, hedgerows, ancient woods and ponds with great wildlife and historical interest. There are good paths and tracks which facilitate easy exploration throughout the year.

Online platforms

Zoom

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