Angie Nettle BSc Hons BACP Children & Young People and Adults
I offer a confidential place for you to talk without judgement and be the real you. For me the most important aspect of counselling is the relationship with the person sitting opposite me. By being open, accepting and honest in the relationship between us, it gives you the choice to create the life you want and be the person you want to be. I believe that you are the expert on your life and know the answers inside you. I seek to offer positive change to the thought process.My approach is creative and play based.
I work in short term and long term therapy drawing on different theories such as Solution Focused and Person Centred Approach.From a single session to fixed session work, to open ended work that may last months or years. I am normally able to see you within a week. I operate a waiting list for busy times.I also work with groups of children/young people and adults and with adults, children/young people who have Dsylexia.
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor working with adults, children and young people.
I hold an Enhanced DBS certificate.I have worked as a Peri-natal/Post-natal counsellor for the National Health Service (NHS) as well as a School Counsellor and Primary Mental Health Worker. I work at the Seaview Project working with drugs and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and homelessness and as a School Counsellor at the present time
By using creative & play therapy techniques alongside talking therapy to assist with positive future life choices and emotional development.I work from a person-centred approach offered by the way of talking therapy with an experiential and integrative approach. The choice of using these experiential and other integrative ways of working are always your choice. I use expressive and creative therapy such as sand tray, art work, games, drama therapy, narrative therapy and storytelling,stones, symbolic objects, creative writing, storytelling, visualisation collage, art journals, clay, play doh, puppets and other play therapy, as well as talk therapy.
Part of my specialist area is working with young people 11-18 and children 7-11 having practised as a school counsellor for many years. I also provide counselling to school staff, such as teachers and teaching assistants.
When working with children and young people, I encourage parents and carers to be involved as much as possible, whilst respecting the confidentiality and autonomy of your child.
Some of the problems I work with but not limited to are listed below:
- Feeling depressed, stressed or having anxiety issues, generalised anxiety disorder,
- Feeling sad
- Non-attendance of school
- Feeling constantly irritable or angry
- Finding it difficult to feel or understand your feelings
- Finding home or work overwhelming
- Post natal depression/Peri natal depression
- Lacking a sense of purpose or meaning in your life
- Coming to terms with loss
- Feeling blocked in your career or education
- Having relationship difficulties
- Having difficulties with your sexuality
- Struggling with family conflicts including parenting
- Suffering from repeating patterns of behaviour
- Wishing to understand yourself better
- Wanting a more fulfilling life
- Looking for a more contented, balanced life
- Attachment issues
- Self Harm
- Friendship issues
- Feelings of worthlessness
- Feeling like life isn’t worth living
- Constantly feeling anxious, tearful and worried
- Feeling like you can’t concentrate
- Irritable and intolerant of others
- You are not getting enough enjoyment out of life
- You have a lack of self-esteem
- You have excessive and inappropriate guilt
- You have no motivation or interest in things you used to enjoy
- Sexual abuse.
- adoption/foster parents/caregivers
- Loss/bereavement of a pet; dog, cat, horse/pony or another type of pet
"The pupils who have been supported by Angie showed improvements in their concentration levels, their engagement in class and had less behavioural incidents. They reported that the protected the time that they spent being listened to was really special to them, providing a safe haven to off load worries and concerns, which in turn removed barriers to their learning. Thank you for helping our young people to move forward."
Jayne West Assistant Headteacher ARK Little Ridge Primary Academy
Dog Assisted Therapy
If you've ever owned a pet, you already know how much fun and affection they can bring. But did you know that pets also come with some pretty powerful mental and physical health benefits? Dogs in particular can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and playfulness, and even improve your cardiovascular health. Caring for a dog can help children grow up more secure and active or provide valuable companionship for older adults. Perhaps most importantly, though, a dog can add real joy and unconditional love to your life.
Pig (the dog) works with adults and children. See below in pictures. She is available at no extra charge for sessions where you would like to experience this type of therapy.
I also offer Equine Assisted Therapy - see below
Why choose Equine Assisted Therapy?
By working with horses in Equine Assisted Therapy, they can act as reflections of our behaviour or personality, metaphors of the way we live our life and of how we communicate in relationships. Often through our human experiences we have been let down, lost trust or have become fearful of communicating our needs. Often in our human relationships we have lost who we truly are because we may be placating, manipulating or controlling things in order to get our needs met. However, sometimes we are not congruent with our true desires and whilst we can cover this up with most humans, horses have the ability to sense that incongruence and react accordingly.
Equine Assisted Therapy can be used for anger, anxiety, behavioural problems, bereavement and loss, low self-confidence, and trauma. Every session is tailor made to suit the individual client's needs. Offered from the EAGLA model which uses a team approach to working with clients. There are a number of horses/ponies that can be chosen in height and size.
There are limited spaces available Equine Therapy at the present time. Please contact me for details.
Sessions can be booked for weekdays and evenings. Skype and telephone sessions to meet your needs, if you have a busy schedule or work shift patterns, or just don't want to travel.There is free on road parking.
Students are welcome at Student rate of £35.00
I am a registered member of the BACP and support my practice through regular supervision and training and development. My work is grounded in the BACP ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Person Centred BSc hons
- Person Centred FdSc;
- Art/Pottery Qualifications
- St. Michaels Hospice and Bexhill College Bereavement Certificate
- Animal Assisted Therapy - Wealden College
- British Horse Society qualifications
- Trained and worked for St. Michaels Hospice, St Leonards on Sea. East Sussex
- Trained and worked for Sussex Counselling Service (formerly Summerhayes Counselling Service)
- Trained and worked for Counselling Plus, Hastings, East Sussex
- Worked at ARK Little Ridge Academy, Little Ridge, Hastings East Sussex
- Worked at Afterthoughts; National Health Service (NHS) Children's Centre, Battle, East Sussex
- Worked at Educational Future Trust, East Sussex
- Worked at Headstart School, Ninfield, East Sussex
- Worked at Fegans, Castledown Primary School East Sussex and a number of schools in Kent and Sussex
- Project Salus; Primary Mental Health Worker; Tunbridge Wells, Kent
- Seaview Project, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex
- Health Assured Affiliate
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Equine Assisted Therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Equine therapy
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
Photos & videos
Individual Adult counselling
£35.00 per 50 minutes @ Battle, East Sussex
£60.00 per 50 minutes @ Eastbourne East Sussex
Children and Young People
7-11 years £35.00 per 40 minutes @ Ashburnham (Battle, East Sussex)
11-18 years £35.00 per 50 minutes @Ashburnham (Battle, East Sussex)
£50.00 per 50 minutes @ Eastbourne, East Sussex
Students £35.00 per 50 mins
Bank Credits need to be paid 24 hours in advance of sessions time. There maybe change for using this service. Please contact me.
Schools by Invoice; £40.00 Per hour
Equine Assisted Therapy per 45 minutes £65.00 (East Sussex)
Employee Assistance Programme
Skype and telephone sessions to meet your needs, if you have a busy schedule or work shift patterns, or just don't want to travel.
There is a cancellation charge if the session is cancelled within a 24 hour notice period.
I work with:
- young people
- older people
- employee assistance programme.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evening appointments and some day time appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|