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I work Monday to Thursdays - flexible hours.
About me and my therapy practice
Hi I’m Angela.
I specialise in working with women of all ages who are struggling with anxiety, low confidence/self-esteem, shame, understanding emotions, depression, bereavement and loss. I am a qualified and registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I achieved a first class degree at the Sherwood Institute in Nottingham in 2016 in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
There are times when we all experience anxiety and emotional distress, or just that feeling of being stuck and unhappy in everyday life. Counselling and working together through these times of difficulty can help you to see things more clearly, and gain a deeper understanding of your situation and feelings so that you can make the positive changes that you need to in your life.
I believe that every individual is unique and has inherent value and worth with a longing and need to feel safe, significant and be known. With this in mind my work with you will therefore be unique as I listen carefully to your story of how you got to be who you are; the values that are important to you; how and why you think, feel and act the way you do. For some people this may be an exploration of becoming aware of negative, unhelpful ‘labels’; unkind, self-limiting words and beliefs that are preventing them from living life in all its fullness, and for others this may be an emotional journey towards appreciating who they are.
My desire is to offer you a counselling relationship that is safe, non-judgemental, and empathetic, and one where your voice will be heard.
I am now working with clients face to face and have a room on the outskirts of Loughborough town centre.
What happens after you send me an email enquiry:
Following your email enquiry I will reply to you as soon as I am able and arrange a mutually convenient brief telephone conversation to find out a little more about you and what you are needing from counselling at this time. If after this conversation you would like to proceed with an assessment meeting we can then arrange a date and time to do that (in person).
I believe it is really important that you find the right Counsellor for you, so in order to facilitate that, I offer a reduced fee for the initial assessment, (which is not a counselling session). As part of the assessment I will ask you a number of questions so that I can understand a little more about you and what brings you to counselling at this time. Some questions include; your home address, date of birth, medical background, support agencies and networks, ways you self-care, etc. This time will also help me to assess if my experience and counselling training/approach will be of benefit to you, and importantly too, it is also an opportunity for you to decide if we can work well together or whether you prefer to look for another counsellor.
The assessment can take up to 50 mins and I charge £20 for this meeting.
I offer counselling sessions on a weekly or fortnightly basis; I find this is especially helpful at the beginning of our time together so that I can really get to know you.
I work on a short and longer term basis.
My first session
The First counselling session:
If after the assessment meeting you would like to go ahead and begin counselling with me we can then arrange a date/time that is mutually convenient.
At the start of the first counselling session I will explain the ‘counselling contract’ or what I prefer to call our ‘working agreement’; which outlines how we will work together and covers things like the boundaries of confidentiality, how and where I will securely store your information, what happens if you need to cancel or miss an appointment.
Each counselling session is 50 mins and ends within 1 hour.
What following sessions may look like:
At the start of each session I will ask how you how you would like to use your time; our work together is very much led by what you would like to bring; the more you bring the more we can work with. However, as your counsellor I will endeavour to support you to express yourself as I listen really carefully to what you are saying. I will check in with you during our sessions to ask how you are managing with the pace of our work to ensure you are not feeling overwhelmed or rushed.
As your counsellor I will never tell you what you should do, but can help you to explore different viewpoints, and be alongside you as you try out different and new ways of re-thinking and being you in the world, so that you can choose how you will move forward.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work