MBACP (Accred), PG Dip, BSc
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Hello, and welcome to my profile. I currently have availability for online appointments, either via video or telephone, allowing you to engage in counselling from the comfort of your own home environment.
I provide a confidential, non-judgemental, and professional therapeutic space where we can explore whatever is causing you distress. By working alongside you I can support you to find ways of coping with challenging emotions, relationships, circumstances or life events you are experiencing.
I am experienced in supporting adults from 18 years old in areas including sexuality, relationships, and gender, as well as depression, childhood trauma, anxiety, and self-harming behaviours. I have a particular interest and experience in supporting neurodiverse clients; through the process of receiving diagnoses, and with associated mental health concerns including depression, disordered eating, relational challenges, and day to day functioning.
I hope that as a result of engaging in the counselling process you will gain insight into your situation and discover options for change. The ultimate goal is that your time with me will help you to feel better in the here and now with an eye on a future of fulfilment and meaning.
I am a professionally qualified Counsellor and an Accredited and Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). This means that you can trust that I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
As an Accredited BACP Member I am required to keep to a high standard of on-going training and development and attend monthly clinical supervision to ensure I provide all my clients with an ethical and safe professional service.
Humanistic Integrative Counselling
I work within a humanistic integrative framework using elements of different counselling theories including person centred, existential and gestalt, to suit your individual needs.
I am committed to centering the relationship between counsellor and client - between you and I – and see this as one of the key factors in a successful counselling partnership. To that end, I offer a free initial telephone consultation to allow a space for you to consider working with me, as well as committing to regularly reviewing the working relationship between us throughout the counselling process.
Having completed comprehensive training with The National Autism Society and BACP I have developed the skills to enable me to provide a more flexible approach to mainstream therapeutic services. My aim is that we work together to identity any adjustments that need to be made to allow you to engage in the counselling process with ease. I hope to create an environment centred around your individual needs to ensure you are comfortable to engage with me in a way that feels best for you.
I am interested in supporting clients with ADHD, in particular women with late diagnoses of ADHD who may have related mental health concerns including depression, disordered eating, relational challenges, and day to day functioning.
Training, qualifications & experience
Alongside my private practice I am also employed as a counsellor at Leeds Conservatoire , where I deliver one to one counselling appointments to a diverse mix of music and performing arts students.
I have worked as a counsellor in a number of different settings, including Leeds Beckett University, York Women's Counselling, The University of Sheffield, NHS Let's Talk and Place2Be children's counselling.
- Accredited and Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, York St. John University
- Graduate Certificate in Counselling, Salford University
- The Explosion of Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) - Dr Meg-John Barker, BACP
- Autism and Eating Disorders Across the Lifespan - Bodywhys
- Working with Race in Short Term Counselling in Higher Education - Birkbeck University
- Safeguarding and managing risk through digital media - BACP
- Autism in Quarantine: Supporting children & young people with ASD during COVID-19 - Emerging Minds
- Relational Depth in Counselling & Psychotherapy, incl. Online - Mick Cooper / OnlinEvents
- Understanding Autism, Asperger's & ADHD - Open University /University of Derby
- Working with Children and Young People Online - OnlinEvents
- Working with difference: use of the ‘cultured self’ - Golnar Bayat, Trainer in Cross Cultural issues
- Safeguarding - Leeds College of Music
- Working with Muslim children and young people - BACP Webinar
- Autism and Eating Disorders - The National Autistic Society
- Effective Brief Psychotherapy - Human Givens Academy
- Autism and the SPELL framework - The National Autistic Society
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Autism, ADHD, LGBTQIA
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Appointments last for 50 minutes and are usually weekly - this helps to ensure continuity. However, this is flexible and if appropriate we can discuss alternative options to best suit your needs and budget.
Following your first appointment, we usually agree a frequency and book a set of appointments so that your preferred time is kept free for you.
Introductory telephone consultation - free of charge
50 minute video or telephone appointment - £45 payable by BACS payment
When I work
I currently have availability for online appointments, via video (Zoom) or telephone.
Appointments are available at various times throughout the week from Monday - Friday.
Please visit my website for more information - you can also find me on twitter @AngFCounselling