Angie Baynham MNCS (Acc)
Hello and thanks for visiting my profile page. I'm an experienced person-centred counsellor working from my light and airy, dedicated counselling room in Belmesthorpe, just outside Stamford. Here I provide a confidential and non-judgmental environment in which you can talk about anything at all that may be troubling you.
Over the past year, I have also been working remotely, either by video or on the telephone. This has proved really successful for many clients during the pandemic and I will be continuing to offer remote sessions for those who find them preferable.
I have experience of working with many issues, including:
- panic attacks
- feeling sad
- low self esteem / confidence issues
- suicidal thoughts
- relationship breakdown and family issues
- ageing, to name a few.
What is counselling and how does it help?
Do you feel like you're alone with your thoughts, that no one gets you, no one is listening? Life can be tough, and sometimes it can seem impossible to talk to family and friends without feeling judged or that everyone is telling you what they think you should or shouldn't do. However, talking might be exactly what you need to help make sense of your thoughts and feelings.
Talking about and exploring your feelings can help you to understand them. Talking to someone who is not part of your everyday life, but who is trained to hear what you are saying and works hard to understand your experience can help you find ways to move forward with the things that you have control over, while learning to accept the things that can't be changed. The way I work is not to offer advice, rather I work with you to help you to find your own way forward.
What happens next?
During the first few sessions of counselling we will get to know each other, building a 'therapeutic relationship', which I believe is key to the development of trust. As this trusting relationship builds, you will feel increasingly safe and secure and able to talk about and explore what you are feeling.
I offer both long- and short-term counselling. Sometimes just a few sessions might be all that's needed to help you work through a problem, in other instances long-term work may be the answer to helping you resolve the issues that are affecting your life.
I welcome you to give me a call on 07719 749459 or click here to send me an email.
You can also contact me through my website here.
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society. I undergo regular supervision and participate in regular and ongoing continuing professional development to support my work.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4) including units in Humanistic Theory, Therapeutic Practice and Helping Children & Young People
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 2)
- Ascentis Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness.
I attend regular training days to support my work, which have included subjects such as treating generalised anxiety disorder and panic attacks; self-harm; addiction; eating disorders; trauma, the brain and recovery; working with suicidal clients; and mindfulness.
I graduated from university with a B.Pharm (Hons) but then moved into the world of publishing. While bringing up my two children a growing interest in what makes people tick led me to retrain as a counsellor. I have been working as a counsellor for more than 7 years; I have previously worked as part of a counselling team at a GP practice and now also work as a counsellor at Don't Lose Hope.
I hold full professional liability insurance and have completed a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I am happy to have a preliminary conversation with you over the phone with no charge or obligation.
Sessions cost £40 for 50 minutes.
I offer daytime and evening sessions, Monday through to Friday.
Daytime and evening appointments available
In the current coronavirus situation I am able to offer counselling sessions that are face to face, by video (using Skype, WhatsApp or Whereby app) or over the telephone.
Face-to-face sessions adhere to Government guidelines regarding Covid-19. They are socially distanced in my well-ventilated counselling room, which has private access.
Some of my counselling testimonials:
"Counselling has been fundamental in helping me cope with very challenging personal circumstances. Angie has been supporting me extremely skilfully as I rebuild my life and work to resolve a dysfunctional domestic situation. She is compassionate, sensitive and intuitive, adept at holding a comprehensive overview while tuning into the finer details, proactive and skilled at suggesting paths to explore. Her ability to apprehend and recall the multiple aspects of a complex backstory is impressive. Not least do I appreciate her adroit recourse to sharing humour. I feel privileged to benefit from her counselling and have now given up antidepressants for good."
Private client, March 2021
"I have been having counselling with Angie for 18 months now and was in a sorry state when we started. I cannot praise her highly enough, she is excellent. With her expert guidance and support I am gaining a good understanding of my psyche and working on solutions which are improving my life beyond measure. I am feeling much more positive and feel that life is worth living."
Private client, September 2020
"Working with Angie has helped me to deal with my delf-doubt and anxiety. She is an excellent listener and has supported me through trials and triumphs. Angie is caring and easy to be around. She has helped me to come out of my shell and has made the challenging days easier to manage and reflect on."
Private client, July 2020
"Angie has made me feel nothing but safe, worthwhile and valid. The difference each session has made to my confidence is so clearly evident, not only to me but to those around me. Angie is helping me rediscover myself during a time when I felt so lost."
Private client, September 2019