Angel Wood Therapies
166 Lower High Street
My belief is that we are all susceptible, at some point in our lives, to feeling overwhelmed by what life can bring. Sometimes we encounter experiences that are hard for us to come to terms with leaving us in need of support, this may be in the form of a bereavement, a relationship breakdown, a job loss; any event that we struggle to comprehend and understand. Other times a series of events may have taken place that leave us feeling like we are walking under a big black cloud and fail to see a way forward.
At times like this counselling can help. It's a place where you can talk openly and honestly, where you are able to express your thoughts and feelings to gain a better understanding of yourself and the situation you currently find yourself in.
I appreciate that making the decision to attend counselling can be a little daunting which is why I offer a safe, comfortable space in which you will feel secure, supported and understood. An environment where you can be yourself, feeling able to express your emotions freely and easily without any risk of judgement.
As an experienced, qualified integrative counsellor I believe there is no 'one size fits all' approach to counselling. My knowledge of a wide range of counselling theories allows me to tailor my counselling approach to your particular needs. My belief is that every life event we experience shapes us, either in positive way or a negative one, and this is what can cause us to become ‘stuck’ in patterns of thoughts and behaviours. By understanding where these patterns originated from allows us to gain a better understanding of why we think and act in the way we do. In turn we are able to consider what works for us and what doesn’t, allowing us the opportunity to make necessary changes to improve our emotional well-being.
When looking for a therapist it is important to find someone you feel you can trust and be comfortable opening up to, therefore I offer an initial consultation to enable you to meet me, ask any questions you may have and to explore your needs and expectations of counselling.
Sessions take place weekly and are 50 minutes long. It is always your decision how many sessions you choose to have, and this is something that we can discuss during your first session and will review during the course of your counselling.
I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with a wide range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, relationship issues, loss, phobias, OCD, low self-esteem, and trauma.
Please contact me by telephone or email to discuss any questions or concerns you may have, or to arrange an initial consultation.
All enquiries are confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Counselling Skills & Theory
- Level 2 Counselling Skills & Theory
- Level 1 Counselling Skills
- Qualified Teaching & Learning Status
- Level 4 Certificate in Education
- Level 2 Community Mentoring
- Level 2 Equality & Diversity
- Unconscious Bias
- Child Protection
- Prevent (Anti Radicalisation)
- Data Protection
- Equal Opportunities
- Health & Safety
- Aspergers Syndrome
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues within a local GP practice and also within a sixth form college covering all areas of pastoral support.
I am a member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework. I am also fully insured. I receive monthly supervision, and attend a Continued Professional Development group each month.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
30 minute initial consultation - Free
50 minute session - £40 payable weekly
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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