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About Counselling

 

My name is Angela and I am a qualified counsellor/supervisor and a registered member of BACP. I work in a professional and ethical manner and encourage the promotion of self growth with my clients through a structured process. Counselling is basically an opportunity for you to share your feelings and experiences in confidence with a qualified professional you can trust. I mainly use the Person Centered model of therapy, however because everyone is different with a range of issues and experiences, I also like to use other techniques which can be effective in varying circumstances. These include but are not limited to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt, art therapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is more goal focussed on maybe one specific problem that you may have. This technique can be helpful for those suffering with anxieties or phobias. The counsellor would assist the client with strategies or techniques which may help address the problem.

Gestalt Therapy focusses on the individual's experience in the present and their environment. This can be a more action focussed type of therapy rather than just talking.

Art Therapy can be helpful with clients who find it difficult to express feelings and emotions verbally. A wide range of tools can be used including paints, pencil and pad, clay or plasticine which can help the client to convey their emotions in a safe and effective way.

Emotional Freedom Technique is a form of energy therapy based on the meridian channels used in acupuncture (can also be known as 'psychological acupuncture'). The process consists of tapping on the meridian pressure points whilst focusing on an emotional or even a physical problem.

Some people might find the first step towards seeing a counsellor a little daunting - particularly if you have never had therapy before, but given the increasing stresses and strains of modern life, more and more people are seeking the support of a counsellor to help them with their issues.

Fact: 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year (www.mentalhealth.org.uk)

Although this is quite an alarming realisation, it also suggests that you are not alone.

I offer relationship counselling for couples. Couples - regardless of sexual orientation - fundamentally need to nurture and aid the growth of their relationships in a positive and healthy manner, however like most things in life, these are skills that are not taught in school - it is learned along the way, sometimes through a difficult and destructive path. However counselling can offer a safe, structured discussion which can yield positive results - whether this is learning how to listen to each other or being more tolerant with each other - being proactive rather than reactive!

I offer email counselling. Email counselling consists of a series of emails between you and I whereby you are able to express your thoughts and feelings and experiences. Like a counselling session, I am available at the end of the email, reading your every word in listening in an empathic and non judgemental manner. Hopefully we will be able to explore your issue in some relational depth and help you to find a way moving forward in your life.

I am a qualified Counselling Supervisor. Supervision is vital for counsellors in practice to ensure that they are working ethically and safely and to a professional standard. I feel that I am able to offer cost effective and supportive supervision for both qualified and counsellors in training alike. Please get in touch if you would like further information.

 

 

 

I have worked with a variety of people with issues such as anxiety, bereavement and depression.  My qualifications to date are:

 

Graduate Certificate in Counselling

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Professional Training)

AAMET Level 2 Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner

BAAT Foundation Course on Art Therapy

Introduction to Writing Therapy

Certificate of Practice in Couples and Relationship Counselling

Diploma in Counselling Supervision

 

 

How much does it cost?


Fees are £30 per 1-1 counselling session (Saddleworth) £40 (Central Manchester), 


£45 for couples counselling (Saddleworth; £55 for Central Manchester). 


I offer £50 for 90 minute counselling supervision for qualified and trainee counsellors alike.


£30 per email exchange if you find it difficult to attend 1-1 sessions - please enquire for more information.

 

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