My name is Angus and I offer a confidential and safe space in my home for you to explore any mental health issues that you are experiencing. As a qualified psychotherapist you will find that I am non judgemental, and can offer both empathy and compassion. At a pace determined by you, we will work creatively together as you move towards being the best version of yourself. The journey might involve gaining insights into yourself, and how you relate to your enviroment. However it may be that you just want someone to listen and validate your experience.
I am first and foremost an integrative therapist and draw on person-centred, psychodynamic, gestalt, solution and compassion focused approaches. I am also a qualified and accredited Level 2 Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner and have found this form of energy healing to work well in conjunction with these approaches. This is also a beneficial resource that you would be able to utilise in between sessions if you so wished.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling Practitioners (BACP) and AAMET International (Association of EFT practitioners) and abide by both organisations code of ethics.
Alongside my private practise I work for Off The Record which provides free counselling for young people. I also work as a therapist at the Freedom Project which is an LGBTQ + youth group.
My background is in education where I was a secondary school teacher. My subjects were music, drama and personal, social and health education. I have also provided pastoral care for supporting students who were under achieving that were eligible for free school meals. Prior to this I lived in Mexico and Spain where I taught English as a foreign language and believe that this experience gave me a greater sense of difference, culture and global equality issues. I have previously been a counsellor in a secondary school in Bristol as well as at Oasis Talk which works within the NHS primary care system.
In order to develop professionally I stay abreast of emerging psychological, social and neurobiological research findings. I also engage in frequent CPD training. I have regular one to one and group supervision which helps to inform my practise.
I offer an initial consultation which would last for 30 minutes, the cost of which is 20 pounds, where I would learn about what brings you to therapy, and whether you would be seeking to work in the short or long term. Short term work would normally last between 6 to 12 sessions. This might be more goal specific, with a focus on more immediate issues. With long term work we would explore deep rooted issues, for example a childhood trauma. Above all the initial meeting is a chance for us to see if we could blend and work together.
If after reading this you are interested or have some further questions please don't hesitate to get in touch by either calling me on 0117 939 3830 or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Professional Counselling Studies
- Transactional Analysis 101
- Emotional Freedom Technique - Levels 1 and 2
- Bachelor of Arts - Combined Honours Degree in Music and History
- Post-graduate Cert in Education - Middle Years Music
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
My fees are £40. Each session lasts for 50 minutes. I am generally available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday daytime and evening, from 8am to 9pm and Thursday mornings and evenings.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I'm generally available between 9am to 9pm Monday to Fridays. From Friday 30th August until Tuesday 17th September I will be away and will respond to calls and e mails on my return.
Types of client